Friday, November 23, 2007

Steganos offers free desktop encryption

Safe One protects up to 2GB of sensitive data

I used some Steganos' freebies in a past but never valued them to the degree so I can recommend them. This time, I want to bring your attention to the new Steganos Safe One product, a freeware version of Steganos Safe for consumers and small businesses.

The privacy software provides protection for up to 2GB of sensitive data by creating two 1GB virtual drives which can store encrypted versions of the data.

According to the company, you can use various portable devices, such as iPod, USB sticks, digital cameras and PDAs that can be used as keys to open the Steganos "safe". The program also features a fully integrated password generator to help users produce secure passwords with a built-in multilingual dictionary.

Steganos PicPass allows users to utilize images as a personalized password by memorising their exact sequence. I have experimented with personalized images about a month ago but did not accept it for my passwords, yet. Personalized images is a new way to password protect your data.

"Steganos Safe One offers users real peace of mind, secure in the knowledge that their privacy is protected without them having to spend anything to do so. "

Steganos Safe One is now available for download. The Steganos Safe One supports Windows XP for the x64 processor architecture, and encrypts data with 256 bit AES. Not bad at all!