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Compare SafeHouse Editions

Product Features and Comparison Chart

SafeHouse is distributed in two commercial editions as well as one FREE edition. The Personal Edition is intended mostly for home or individual use, and the Professional Edition is intended for business and power users. The file formats are identical amongst the three products.

The table below lists the primary differences between the products. See How to choose the best edition.

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Simple installation takes less than 5 minutes.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatible with Windows 95/98/Me.

Uses strong 256-bit Twofish encryption.

Supports maximum-strength 448-bit encryption.


Also supports AES, Blowfish and other encryption methods.


Compatible with all popular Windows applications.

Protects documents, spreadsheets,  photos, videos, data and more.

Lightning fast. Does not degrade performance.

Fully-integrated with Windows and Explorer.

Integrates with SafeHouse Explorer for side-by-side installs.

Private storage volumes as large as 2,000GB each.

Unlimited number of private storage volumes.

Private storage volumes can be resized at any time.

Protects files on both local and external hard drives.

Protects files on CD and DVD (secure archives).

Protects files on USB Flash drives and memory sticks.

Can be used to email protected files.

Includes system tray utility for easy access.


Backup private volumes to external storage devices.

Private files can be located on shared network servers.

Password strength meter helps you choose strong passwords.

Freely-distributable software - full version.



Make self-extracting EXE encrypted vaults.



Freely-distributable trial version can read all protected files.


Supports storing passwords on PowerLogon smartcards.


Supports storing passwords on Sphinx smartcards.


Supports storing passwords on Identive ConCERTO smartcards.


Store passwords on virtual smartcards and USB memory sticks.


Auto-lock private volumes on smartcard removal.


Export smartcard contents to secure disk files.


Command line API supports simple scripting.


Auto-open private volumes on Windows startup.


Auto-close private volumes on Windows logoff or shutdown.


Auto-lock private files on Windows hibernate.


Auto-lock private files after activity timeout or on demand.


Private volumes can be formatted to use NTFS.


Private volumes are compatible with disk optimizers.


Huge Password dictionary warns against easy-to-guess passwords.


Auto-run applications when private volumes are opened.


Auto-run applications when private volumes are closed.


Supports storing passwords on ActivIdentity smartcards.


Supports storing passwords on Aladdin eTokens and smartcards.


Supports generic PKCS#11-compliant smartcards.


Private volumes can be set to grow automatically as they fill up.


Includes full support for setting password rules.


Supports multiple administrator levels.


Supports multiple administration groups or zones.


Administrators can reset lost passwords on private volumes.


Includes FREE web-based administration tools.


Maintains audit logs of administrator activities.


Allows lost passwords to be reset by administrators over the Internet.


Supports silent GUI-less installs for automated deployments.


Includes tools to create customized installation programs.


Includes advanced programming API and ActiveX component.


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Which Edition is Best for Me?

We realize that it's not always obvious which edition of the product might be best for different situations. If you're still having trouble choosing, hopefully the lists below will clarify things for you.

Please know that SafeHouse Explorer can easily co-exist with both SafeHouse Personal and SafeHouse Professional Editions. In fact, the features of our free SafeHouse Explorer software are designed to compliment our commercial products. Many people find it beneficial to install SafeHouse Explorer alongside one of our other products.

Choose the Professional Edition when:
  • You require the strongest encryption available.
  • You will be distributing the software to multiple employees.
  • You must be able to reset lost passwords.
  • You will be using automated deployment tools.
  • You need to customize the Setup program.
  • You want advanced smartcard support.
  • You'll be using the scripting and programming APIs.
Choose the Personal Edition when:
  • The product is generally for your own personal use.
  • You don't need to be able to reset lost passwords.
  • You don't require ultra-strength encryption.
  • You don't require a customized Setup program.
  • You don't require multi-level administration.
  • You don't require advanced smartcard support.
Choose SafeHouse Explorer when:
  • Your encryption needs are very basic.
  • You wish to use a freely-distributable product - which is FREE!
  • You need access to your data from other peoples' machines.
  • You want a very light-weight encryption solution

System Requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
  • 20MB of hard drive space for program files
  • Additional space for your private files

SafeHouse In Action Video

SafeHouse is incredibly easy to use; even for novice computer users. See for yourself by watching this short video. We guarantee you'll be impressed! And be sure to download our free trial software. Watch video...