A Little Bit of Safety in This Unsafe World

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An easy to use encryption utility gives the information stored on your computer 100% protection

A disk encryption tool that uses the trusted, validated AES-256 algorithm chosen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as the cryptographic standard for years to come has been upgraded.

AES-256 is a FIPS-approved symmetric encryption algorithm that may be used by U.S. Government organizations and others to protect sensitive information.

The Cryptic Disk product creates encrypted disk partitions to keep private and confidential data secure. It protects the privacy of important data and ensures that only the owner of the documents will get access to the protected data in accordance with defined user privileges.

“Cryptic Disk 2.1 has been developed as a utility to work with hard drives, but it works just as well with removable storage media, such as USB Flash drives. It’s all simple – once the data is encrypted, the files cannot be accessed by any person who does not know the password. After decryption, all files become accessible and the hard drive works normally,” according to Vasil Mikulich, the author.

“You can use Cryptic Disk either at home or in the office. We also added multiple users support to the program, so different degrees of access privileges for different users can be set by the system administrator. As a result, each user will have access to the encrypted data that he or she has the access rights to, but not to the data of others.”

This is a reliable solution whenever there is a need for data protection on a shared computer, a need to strongly protect confidential documents, emails, business agreements, personal letters, tax returns or receipts, bank accounts or any other sensitive information. You do not need any special knowledge in security to start protecting your private information. Peter Marx, a customer, expressed his gratitude by saying: “You guys have a good program here. Good interface, easy to understand and use. I chose yours over Dekart Private Disk and SecurStar DriveCrypt”.

With the new version of Cryptic Disk come several useful features. Operation is now faster and easier than before, now you can specify system hotkeys for the main operations in the program, like mount or dismount encrypted volumes. It is also possible to select multiple users in the User Management dialog box. This means that each encrypted disk/partition can have its list of users with individual passwords and access rights.

The disk administrator (the user who created the disk) or other users authorized by the administrator can manage the list of users. Among other improvements are individual settings for each encrypted disk, an option to configure mounted encrypted disks to be automatically unmounted, etc.

Cryptic Disk Features at a Glance:

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  • Your disk(s) (including removable media) are secured with a powerful and robust encryption algorithm (AES-256) ensuring that only authorized users may access it;
  • Encrypted disks and partitions can be erased and converted into regular ones at any time;
  • Individual password and access rights for each user of an encrypted disk;
  • Password protection for Cryptic Disk itself to limit access to the program by other users of the computer;
  • Friendly interface. No need to reboot your computer after installation of the program;
  • Lower price than similar programs.

    Cryptic Disk 2.1 runs under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server. Home licenses and Business licenses are available. For multiple users, progressive discounts apply. Registered customers are entitled to free updates and lifetime technical support. An evaluation version of Cryptic Disk is available as a free download at http://www.exlade.com/download/crdisksetup.zip (1.8 Mb).

    EXLADE, Inc., the creator of Cryptic Disk, is an information technology company based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2002, the company specializes in development of software for protection of confidential information. For more information about the company and products, visit http://www.exlade.com. The product page is: http://www.exlade.com/products/crypticdisk

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