Secure Business Computing: Encryption Software Review 

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In the ever connected world of technology, protection of sensitive data is critical in keep information secure, and preventing against a malicious cyber attack, that can potentially leak customer or company information. All data should be encrypted using the best technology available. The following article will review four different encryption software.



The Software Encrypt your data


Folder Lock: Folder Lock utilizes 256-bit AES encryption, as well as secure online storage, and the ability to destroy data on a hard drive if need be.

 

  • Large Feature Set 
  • Easy to Use 
  • File Shredding 
  • 256-bit AES Encryption

 

TrueCrypt: TrueCrypt is a simple but powerful piece of software that offers multiple encryption types, compatibility with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and the ability to create hidden partitions on a hard drive, that are invisible to a malicious attack.

 

  • Free 
  • Light Hardware Footprint (Low Resource Use) 
  • File Shredding
  • Multiple Encryption Algorithms

 

SensiGuard: SensiGuard is a Windows exclusive piece of encryption software that offers a intuitive piece of software that is excellent for small encryption needs, but may leave those looking for a larger feature looking for more.

 

  • Extremely Easy to Use 
  • File Shredding 
  • 256-bit AES Encryption

 

Comparison

 

Software

Usability

Options

Efficiency

Support

Cost

Folder Lock

10

10

9

8

High

TrueCrypt

8

10

10

5

Free

SensiGuard

8

8

8

8

Low

 

Verdict

Folder Lock has the strongest combination of features, but comes at a price. TrueCrypt may be the answer to those looking to keep costs down, but requires know how, and may require trouble personal trouble shooting if anything goes wrong. SensiGuard is the budget approach to those look for basic encryption and support.

All three play a role in the encryption market, and as such no recommendation on which to use will be given. It is important to remember that encryption is only as strong as the password protecting it. Ensure that all passwords regarding encryption are unique, and also ensure that they are changed at regular intervals. Proper “security hygiene” is essential for staying safe in a world of data snooping and malicious attacks.

 

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