Editors' reviewPersonal Data Vault is an impressive program that keeps your personal files, passwords, and login information safe, and allows you to securely destroy sensitive documents. The clean, easy-to-use interface presents folders in a tree-like form, and it's simple to select items you want to safeguard. We were pleased to find it automatically deletes a file once it's moved into storage, with no less than eight shredding algorithms for ensuring secure file removal. The ability to store Web login information and passwords makes this program an all-in-one security tool. The program goes the extra step not only by creating backups, but by applying the same level of security to them as your original secured vault does. You also can set a time limit for inactivity and automatically close the vault, which is perfect for users who frequently leave their computers unattended. This cheap yet very efficient tool is suitable for any user who wants to safeguard his or her sensitive data.
Personal Data Vault (PDV) acts as a safe-deposit box for your confidential documents. It encrypts and password-protects your data, providing a single, secure place to store your sensitive information. The Personal Data Vault shreds deleted files to Dept of Defense standards to ensure that they are destroyed beyond recovery. PDV even protects your data from loss by running backups, and it supports a wide array of media (CD ROMs, DVDs, removable disks and more); data in backup copies is encrypted at the same level of security as the original file. The Passwords folder keeps an organized list of Web sites, login info and passwords in one location. An Automation section guarantees that you never leave your vault open, and another option assures that you only have one copy of a confidential document by securely deleting a file once it is dragged into your vault. The Personal Data Vault even enables you to edit files from within the vault for maximum convenience. Finally, a digital lockbox.
What's new in this version: