When everyone is out to get you, paranoia is the right attitude to have. As the online world becomes more complex, security becomes a major concern.
One way to avoid problems is to secure communication, files, and documents with encryption. Unfortunately, encrypting files, isn’t always easy, and doesn’t always work. Here’s an inexpensive encryption app for Mac and PC that works well, considering the price.
What Price Security?
Security comes at a price. It’s easy enough to encrypt a file or email, send it or store it, but once it’s open it’s subject to the same security vulnerabilities before it was encrypted.
Be that as it may, computer users may want an extra layer of security and R10Cipher does that.
Easily, simply, inexpensively. For Macs, Windows, and Linux PCs so it’s a good choice for a multi-platform office.
The objectives are basic. Security (messages, documents, files, backups). Ease of use (if it won’t be used, what good is it?). Central management (someone needs to mind the store). Affordable.
R10Cipher works well for individual users concerned (paranoid) about securing important files and documents with inexpensive yet dependable encryption. The same applies to home and small office users.
Setup is straightforward. Email, files, documents can be encrypted and then transferred or archived.
Key management is industry standard but R10Cipher uses a handy Key Management system which uses a 384 bit with a 56 character secret.
That allows for central management of users and makes it easier for them to encode and decode communications.
For Mac users, encryption is a straightforward process. Use R10Cipher to encrypt a folder of files within a zipped archive. Users retrieving or receiving the encrypted file will need a key to decode and unlock the files.
While this app works well and is inexpensive for single users, it’s more suited in a multi-user, multi-platform environment because of the Key Management component.
While it’s as secure as the popular 1Password (and much less expensive), it doesn’t go for bells and whistles. It’s simple, hardened security for files, documents, and email messages with a single key management system.
What’s in a name? R10Cipher? Add cipher, or an algorithm which encodes and decodes, to R10, which is an abbreviation from the company’s name, Arten Science.