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R-Crypto Disk Security

By R-tools Technology Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 18, 2009

As the need for greater security grows--even for home users--finding intuitive but robust solutions becomes more important. R-Crypto Disk Security fits the bill nicely for the average user. This nicely designed app provides encryption on the fly as you save data, and decryption as you open data, by creating password-protected virtual storage disks.

R-Crypto Disk Security launches a handsome interface that clearly means business, but is easy to navigate. Its features are clearly defined by the task categories listed in the navigation bar on the left and the large function pane on the right side of its window. Setting up a new encryption disk for storing data is a simple task thanks to the built-in wizard.

This app performed well in our tests, and has a nice array of options for configuring an encryption disk during its creation, including defining its size and location. Connecting and disconnecting the disks was a snap--as easy as accessing any regular disk. We liked how R-Crypto automatically encrypted our documents as they were saved to a virtual disk. Once the disk was disconnected, it became invisible on our system, so other users couldn't find it. You can choose the level of encryption, but we were disappointed the app didn't tell us what types of encryption it employed.

The trial period is more than adequate for determining R-Crypto's suitability for most users. Home users will appreciate the ease of use and added security it provides. Power users and commercial users may want something more robust for business use, but for simple desktop-data management, this is an effective and easy-to-use choice.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5 build 3346

General

Release May 26, 2010
Date Added May 18, 2010
Version 1.5 build 3346

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,878
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

R-Crypto is an easy-to-use disk encryption software to protect confidential information and personal data on a desktop, notebook, or a removable data storage device against unauthorized access. R-Crypto creates virtual disks (virtual data storage devices) encrypted on-the-fly. Such virtual disk is an ordinary file stored on any data storage device whether its a hard drive, USB-disk, CD, DVD, or a network resource. An access to any information on the virtual encrypted disk is impossible unless user provides a correct password. All files stored on the disks are encrypted and decrypted in a real time using the cryptographic infrastructure of the Microsoft Windows operating system that includes various installable cryptographic service providers already pre-installed in Windows OS. For example Microsoft provides the most secure encryption algorithm Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128, 192, and 256 bit keys. The utility has the ability to connect the encrypted disk to an empty NTFS folder, supports Windows 7. Encrypted disks can be wiped for a total secure deletion.