DriveCrypt 1344-Bit - Disk Encryption
DRIVECRYPT securely and easily protects all proprietary data on notebooks and desktop computers 100% of the time without users having to think about security. Any organization, from a small company to a large international firm with thousands of users in the field, can effectively protect business plans, client lists, product specifications, confidential corporate memos, stock information, and much more with this disk encryption product.
DriveCrypt Disk Encryption
- Encrypts containers / partitions and external devices
- 1344 Bit ultra-strong encryption
- Hides data in fake disks or music files
- Encrypts any kind of devices (external disk, CDS, DVD, and USB sticks)
How DriveCrypt`s On-the-fly Encryption Works
As data is read from the hard disk, DRIVECRYPT automatically decrypts the data before it is loaded into memory. When data is written back to the hard disk, it is automatically re-encrypted. The disk encryption/decryption process is completely transparent to the user or any application program because the data is processed by an operating system extension, "on the fly" as it transfers back and forth between the hard disk and memory. Consequently, users don't need to remember to decrypt or re-encrypt their data, or change the normal operation of the PC. In addition, only individual files are decrypted at any one time, not the whole hard disk.
Main DriveCrypt v.6 updates:
1: Redesigned cipher engine with more modern optionally cascaded ciphers (Twofish, AES, and Serpent) with XTS mode encapsulation per cipher, with individual cipher keys. Also supports creation of legacy Blowfish based data for shared use with Drivecrypt 5 users
2: Sha256 Sha 512, and Whirlpool password hash format choices for new cipher formats, Sha256 for legacy Blowfish formats. Sha 1 hash algorithm retained only for legacy data compatibility and is no longer available for use in creating new data.
3: New fast single threaded pipelined and parallelised AES hardware encryption for new XTS format AES ciphers, for processors supporting hardware AES. Fast AES performance without multiple CPU core. Fully compatible with software AES data format for users without hardware support.
4: Optional individually keyed "Supernova" in house developed 4096 bit diffuser (one 512 byte data segment) giving enhanced protection against malleabilty... (the bending of something, in this case the amount of data affected by one single bit change) with three AES derived 128 bit IV's per block Supernova implementation written with harware AES and SSE2 instruction set, with fallback to X86/X64 instructions if no SSE2 or hardware AES available. (Generally on MUCH older hardware.) Fallback is individual for SSE2 and AES availability.
5: Menu option to open and use TrueCrypt container files.
6: Option to extend and shrink container files formatted with the NTFS file system. Old container file scheme retained for use with none NTFS formats.
7: New look color scheme based on darker theme, with optional classic, legacy color scheme support option.
8: New right click option on mounted volumes to view list of applications open on volume, and first four open files per application
9: New lockout screen, with onscreen mouse or touch screen keyboard, password entry, (as well as keyboard) and possibility to change background by the user manually swapping out: "C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurStar\DriveCrypt6\Data\lockout.jpg" (assumes default install folder)
Note that the custom image file for the lockout screen background should be 1080x1920 none progressive colour JPEG image. Saving a .jpg file with the classic windows Paint program should provide a suitable custom image if required.
10: Legacy support for all legacy ciphers used in Drivecryt version 5 (Those which are now no longer available when creating NEW data)
11: Drivecrypt v5's "look and feel" of user interface retained for the new DriveCrypt 6 with minimal changes, so long term users should be completely familiar with this version
12: New messaging system to keep customer informed of any issues or recommendation to update and other occasional important news from SecurStar.
Please note that on Windows 7 the Sha256 application signing support needs to be installed on your computer. On a fully updated machine this will have been done automatically. The product will not install without this update.
In order to take advantages of new features of the modern operating system, Windows Vista and earlier obsolete versions are no longer supported by DriveCrypt v6
Supported operating systems:
- 32 and 64 bit Windows:
- Windows 10
- Win 7 / Win 8.x
- Server (2003/2008/2012)