PKWARE Giving Away Licenses to New SecureZIP Version 11
Published: April 25, 2007
by Alex Woodie
PKWARE this week announced it's now shipping a new release of its SecureZIP compression and encryption software for Windows operating systems that brings new features, such as the capability to encrypt the body of an e-mail. What's more, with the version 11 release of SecureZIP Standard for Windows, PKWARE is giving the product away.
SecureZIP is the descendent of PKZIP, the original cross-platform desktop compression solution created by PKWARE founder Phil Katz more than 20 years ago. Over the years, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company has enhanced PKZIP numerous times, survived the onslaught from competing compression technologies, and eventually merged the code with file encryption capabilities, resulting in SecureZIP, which has been ported to every major platform, including servers like the mainframe and the iSeries.
This week the company introduced SecureZIP for Windows version 11, a new release of PKWARE's desktop compression and encryption software. The company also unveiled SecureZIP Enterprise version 11, a new release of its server-based solution for Windows, Linux, and Unix servers.
New features in the desktop version include the capability to encrypt the entire message body of an e-mail in Microsoft Outlook. Users also gain the capability to encrypt file attachments. Another new feature in SecureZIP automatically re-encrypts e-mail attachments when a user forwards an e-mail, preventing the user from having to open and re-encrypt the attachment manually.
New features in SecureZIP Enterprise Edition Version 11 include a new snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that allows administrators to centrally configure SecureZIP's data security policies for desktop users. The new version also supports the simultaneous use of passphrase and digital certificate-based encryption mechanisms, providing better flexibility.
People know they should take security seriously, but most of them aren't doing anything about it, says Tim Kennedy, PKWARE's COO. Kennedy cites a survey PKWARE conducted of 100 security pros at the recent RSA Security Conference. While 86 of the security pros reported being "very concerned" or "extremely concerned" about their confidential personal information falling into the wrong hands, almost one-third admitted they don't use any tools to ensure that the files they send and store are protected, Kennedy says
"Given that the respondents were IT professionals with some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world," Kennedy says, "this demonstrates that this is not just a user education issue, rather a testament to the need for a simplified solution that is extremely affordable for individuals and organizations alike."
SecureZIP Standard version 11 is free for download at www.securezip.com. SecureZIP Enterprise Version 11 is available for download for $49.95 per user.
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