east-tec SafeBit is a disk encryption software and the perfect solution for protecting your data against potential unauthorized access and information leaks. It features on-the-fly disk encryption, by creating virtual disk drives, where you can hide files & folders, keep them encrypted all the time, but still work with these files just like you work with normal files.
Features & Benefits
Protect your confidential information
east-tec SafeBit gives you the privacy you want in the easiest way possible. New viruses, trojans, hackers or supervisors will not have access to your important files because confidential information will be encrypted. The product works by creating encrypted virtual disk drives, where you can hide files and folders, keep them encrypted all them time, but still work with these files just like you work with normal files.
All the files and folders placed inside a safe are encrypted on-the-fly with east-tec SafeBit. On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. The user will not be aware of the mechanism behind it,being fully transparent to the user, giving the look and feel of another hard drive. Live encryption, on-the-fly encryption, transparent encryption, real-time encryption… Different names, for the same concept, used by east-tec SafeBit to give simplicity and efficiency to the encryption process. One of the major advantages that a live-encryption program as east-tec SafeBit has over a classic file encryption program is that you don’t have to remember to re-encrypt the files you work with after you’re done. east-tec SafeBit does this for you. Live-encryption programs are the next generation of encryption programs.
Military-strength encryption algorithm
east-tec SafeBit uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known as Rijndael, with a key size of 256-bit. AES, adopted by the U.S. Government as the official encryption standard for governmental institutions, gives enough protection for both personal and business applications. Nothing can crack the strong AES encryption east-tec SafeBit uses, so you can sleep without worries knowing that your files are protected at a military strength. Either you are working in a multi-user environment, or if your computer is supervised by someone, east-tec SafeBit will give you the privacy you want in the easiest way possible.
Safeguard data on removable devices or in the cloud
You can transfer your encrypted safes via email, upload or backup, move or copy them to external hard drives, USB sticks, smart cards or other portable devices or why not, upload them in the cloud (via DropBox, Microsoft SkyDrive or Google Drive) and take them with you, wherever you go, and continue to access your encrypted data anytime using east-tec SafeBit. Our disk encryption solution gives you the power of taking your sensitive data anywhere you want without the fear of data loss, data breaches or theft.
Use USB & Flash Memory Cards as Keys
You can now use removable disk devices, such as USB sticks, flash memory cards, smart cards to store your passwords for your safes. This means no matter how many safes (virtual volumes) you have, or how long or complex your passwords are, you’ll never need to remember or type them again. More, for better protection the password is encoded while storing it on the smart card and you just need to remember one PIN from your USB whenever you want to open your safes and this is because east-tec SafeBit reads your passwords directly from the card. This allows you to choose long passwords for your safes since you will never actually need to type them once they are saved inside your personal USB.
Protection against KeyLoggers
A keylogger is an application that reads all your keystrokes from your keyboard, it can see exactly and find out your password. To improve the security of your data you can use the Virtual Keyboard option from east-tec SafeBit to enter the password using the mouse, and this will prevent any key logger or spyware software from stealing your passwords.
Protection against viruses and trojans
Improves the security offered by an antivirus by protecting your important files against online and inside threats by using file and drive encryption. What if a trojan gets inside your system and sends out your top secret files? Don’t panic, while your confidential documents are stored into an encrypted closed vault, viruses, trojans and hackers…
Encrypt your data and keep hackers away
Place your confidential files in the encrypted safe and even if a hacker finds a way to penetrate your security system and wants to take away all your documents that you tried so hard to keep secret, he will NEVER be able to extract your sensitive files from the vault. When you open a file from a Safe the data is decrypted on-the-fly, when you save it back, the data is re-encrypted automatically. This mechanism is completely transparent to the user. The files remain encrypted all the time, NO temporary unsecured files used. In case of incorrect system shutdown or system crash the east-tec SafeBit maintains the security of data by keeping the files ALWAYS encrypted. The automatic closure system will protect you even when you are away from your computer by closing the safe when you don’t use it.
Laptop Theft Protection
Secure your important documents by keeping them encrypted and hidden all the time so in case your laptop gets stolen, your important files cannot be used by anyone else but you. SafeBit Disk Encryption will create virtual encrypted disk drives where you can place your files, and keep them encrypted all the time. When you leave your computer, east-tec SafeBit determines the computer is idle and will close the safe automatically, protecting you against laptop theft.
Protection against accidental or intentional deletion
east-tec SafeBit provides protection against accidental or intentional deletion of Container Files (the files that store the image of your encrypted drive). east-tec SafeBit maintains security of data even in case of incorrect system shutdown or system crash by keeping your confidential and important documents always encrypted.
Automatic Closure System
east-tec SafeBit will protect you even when you are away from your computer. When you leave your computer, east-tec SafeBit determines the computer is Idle, on StandBy or Hibernation and will close the safe automatically after a specific amount of time, by default 15 minutes (you can choose this amount from the Options page), protecting you against data theft that doesn’t even have to be a hardware theft.
Backup & Restore a safe in seconds
Your Safe is secured from intruders BUT what if you, your kid or wife deletes by mistake the container file, or for some reason your hard-disk crashes – your important files will be lost forever, unless you made a backup of your safe. You can use this function to backup a Safe, to make a copy of your container files. If your container file is in the default container folder, access to it is restricted by Windows. Only with this feature you will be able to access the container file directly and make a copy of it. And if your original safe is destroyed by any chance, with east-tec SafeBit you can easily restore it from your backup. The Restore Safe function creates a connection between a safe and a container file. This function is mostly used to restore backed up container files, but it can be used to mount any container file (for example when you want to transport information from one computer to another). The new safe, created from the backup container file, will be exactly like the original safe was.
Stealth Mode and Hot-Keys
Increased privacy is assured while running east-tec SafeBit in the Stealth mode. You can hide east-tec SafeBit and run it in Stealth Mode so no one could ever find out that you are using such a program. You can take advantage of this feature by making a few settings in Options window. Running this program in Stealth Mode is possible using Hot-Keys and passwords. Hot-Keys can also be easily used using the interface, not the Stealth mode by opening the Safes List or closing / opening safes. This provides a greater flexibility in using east-tec SafeBit.
Simple, fast and efficient!
east-tec SafeBit has an attractive easy-to-use and very intuitive user interface which makes it friendly for computer beginners and also powerful for experienced IT experts that search for a reliable file and drive encryption software. Every process is wizard driven – the program will guide you step by step through the process.
Safes can be created on your local or external hard-disks, on USB sticks or other removable devices, on CD/DVD, and over the network, in full-rights mode, or read-only mode. You can change the name, description, drive letter, password of the encrypted drive. Also you can resize the encrypted drive. You may create unlimited virtual disk drives. The size of the container file is limited only by the file-system you use: using Windows 98, Me, 2000 or XP / FAT32 file system, up to 4 GB per safe; using Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 NTFS file system: practically unlimited. You can also set to open safes automatically on Windows start-up.
No Backdoors present
The software does NOT include any backdoor. Neither the vendor nor any other entities are able to break the east-tec SafeBit drive encryption.
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