SafeHouse v2.10 Hard Drive Encryption Protects PCs and Laptops from Prying Eyes
Sausalito, CA, June 1, 2003 -- PC Dynamics today announced the release of SafeHouse v2.10 hard drive encryption for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP. SafeHouse helps corporate managers, network administrators, government agencies and small businesses safeguard their PC and laptop data by providing transparent on-the-fly encryption.
SafeHouse allows users to allocate a portion of their hard drive to be reserved for encrypted files. This space appears to Windows as a new drive letter, making access to sensitive data simple, fast and transparent. Users can do anything with a SafeHouse drive that can be done with any normal hard drive; only that with SafeHouse, the encrypted volume requires password authentication before the files become accessible.
"SafeHouse eliminates the complications of keeping information private," said Peter Avritch, president of PC Dynamics and publisher of the software. "Users don't want to manually encrypt and decrypt files. That's far too much work and prone to errors. Saving secret files to a new drive letter, now that's something everyone can understand."
SafeHouse volumes can be any size up to 2084 Gigabytes on Windows NT/2000/XP and up to 4GB on Windows 98/Me. Volumes can reside on local hard drives, network servers, removable media and CD ROMs. The software offers a variety of encryption methods including DES, triple DES, Blowfish, Twofish and Rijndael, the new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm chosen recently by NIST to become the preferred algorithm for federal agencies. SafeHouse installs in just a few minutes. The software is fully integrated with the Windows desktop shell to facilitate mapping, unmapping and password management of its virtual drive volume files. Also included is a convenient system tray utility (icon) to provide quick access to all essential features. Encrypted volumes are automatically locked out when users log off or shut down.
Using SafeHouse, sensitive files never have to be individually encrypted. Password authentication is performed once on the entire volume. Once access has been granted to the volume, users can create, read, write, drag, drop and copy files to the volume just as if it were another hard drive. Best of all, since SafeHouse appears to Windows as another drive letter, it is instantly compatible with most any standard business application, word processor, spreadsheet or database program.
Full product information and software demo are available on the web at http://www.pcdynamics.com/SafeHouse. Site licenses and exportable versions are available. MSRP $39.99