Free Encryption Tool for Windows, Courtesy of Sophos
Article by George Norman
On 29 Sep 2009
Keeping your data protected from prying eyes is something that every user must take seriously. The catch is that most legitimate, trustworthy and properly good security software solutions cost money. Sophos, company that specializes in providing Antivirus, anti-spam, spyware removal software, network and internet security, data protection, and computer security solutions, has taken the money bit out of the equation; it has released an encryption tool called Sophos Free Encryption that you can use free of charge on your Windows-powered computer.

When you write an email message you have the recipient in mind; you know that when you hit Send, the email will be delivered to that person’s inbox. The problem is that on route, your message passes through several servers and could be compromised. Several businesses protect their outgoing email messages via technology like “transport layer security” and other email encrypted technology. But what about the average user, the person that sends out messages from his or her home? Or the small business that does not have money to spend on such technology? They can use Sophos Free Encryption.


“Securely sending or storing data can be tricky if you don't have a robust security infrastructure. We make encryption easy for you with Sophos Free Encryption. This free tool lets you secure your data easily and quickly without any central infrastructure in place. Individuals and businesses alike can easily protect selected files for email communication without building up a costly back-end PKI infrastructure,” explained Sophos.

Here are some Sophos Free Encryption highlights:
- Share confidential data in a speedy and easy manner by creating password-protected encrypted archives. Extracting data from these archives is a simple as right clicking a file in Windows Explorer.
- Sophos Free Encryption integrates with most email applications out there. Thus you can automatically create a new message with the selected encrypted archive already attached to it.
- Archives are packed efficiently, which means lower data transfer costs. And it saves time!
- Simple data handling thanks to features such as: the password vault, self-extracting archives and scripting for process automation
- If you use Sophos Free Encryption alongside SafeGuard Enterprise, the company’s flagship encryption product, the free encryption tool can use SafeGuard Enterprise's keyring to handle passwords on archives.

If you would like to get Sophos Free Encryption, a download location is available here.
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