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BestCrypt for Windows v9.0
Developer(s) Jetico Inc, Oy
Initial release 1995 (1995)[1]
Stable release / June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
Operating system
Size 5.6–52.3 MB
Available in English, Arabic, Chinese simplified, Czech, Dutch, Persian, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish
Type Disk encryption software
License Trialware
Website //

BestCrypt is a commercial disk encryption app for Windows, Linux and OS X, developed by Jetico Inc, Oy. BestCrypt comes in two editions: Volume Encryption edition, which encrypts entire disk volumes; and Container Encryption edition, which encrypts virtual disks stored as computer files. It also provides the complimentary data erasure utility BCWipe.


  • Cryptographic algorithms 1
  • Features 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Cryptographic algorithms

BestCrypt supports a wide variety of block cipher algorithms including AES, Serpent, Blowfish, Twofish, DES, Triple DES, GOST 28147-89. All ciphers support CBC and LRW modes of operation while AES, Twofish and Serpent also support XTS mode.


  • Create and mount a virtual drive encrypted using AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST-128[3] and various other encryption methods. BestCrypt v.8 and higher can alternatively mount a subfolder on a NTFS disk instead of a drive. Encrypted virtual disk images are compatible across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
  • Encrypt a set of files into a single, self-extracting archive.
  • Transparently encrypt entire partitions or volumes together with pre-boot authentication for encrypted boot partitions.
  • Two-factor authentication.
  • Support for size-efficient Dynamic Containers with the Smart Free Space Monitoring technology.[4]
  • Hardware accelerated encryption.
  • Anti-keylogging facilities to protect container and volume passwords.
  • Data erasure utility BCWipe to erase unprotected copies of data to compliment encryption.
  • Secret sharing and Public Key authentication methods in addition to basic password-based authentication.

See also


  1. ^ "Jetico Inc. Oy Mission". Jetico. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  2. ^ "BestCrypt Explorer on Google play". Jetico. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  3. ^ "New Features in BestCrypt Version 8". Jetico. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  4. ^ "New Features in BestCrypt Version 9". Jetico Inc. Oy. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 

Further reading

External links

  • Official website
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