USB drives are incredibly useful tools for any computer users. They are small in size but can carry gigabytes of data. They are easy to use, convenient, affordable, but at the same time they pose a security risk and can be easily lost, stolen or misplaced. GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption can help you protect your data by encrypting the whole drive or part of it.
GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption is especially designed to create password protected USB memory sticks. It divides USB flash drive or any other external storage device into two areas: public area and secure area. You can store normal files in public area, and store sensitive data in secure area where right password is needed to see contents. Protected USB stick is fully autonomous and does not need any special software installed on computer. Another advantage of this program is that it is capable of on-the-fly encryption, which means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. With GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption, you’ll never worry about losing your vital data stored on USB storage media.
USB flash drives is very easy to use. To protect your USB drives, you can use GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption to install this encryption software onto your USB flash drive. After installing the software, the device will be password protected and encrypted by 256-bit AES. To access your data again, You can plug-in your USB drive into the computer and run the program “agent.exe” on your USB drive. To unprotect your secure USB drives, click ‘Uninstall’ button in the main interface and enter correct user name and password to uninstall this encryption software from the drive.
GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption Free Full Version Download
GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption normally charges $19.95 per serial number / registration key. But GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption 4.0, the latest version, is being offered for free by Glarysoft for today only (January 11, 2013). During this giveaway period, you can go to this giveaway page here and click “Download Now” button to get this fully licensed software for free.
Note: To active the program with provided license key, you will need to encrypt a USB disk first. Then access the secure area in your USB disk (plug-in your USB drive into the computer and run the program “agent.exe” on your USB drive), you will be asked to register the program.
Freeware Alternative to GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption
For those who will be missing today’s giveaway, below are some freeware alternative to GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption.
1, TrueCrypt (Windows, Mac, and Linux)
TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux. It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt an entire hard disk partition or a device, such as USB flash drive. In contrast to file encryption, data encryption performed by TrueCrypt is real-time (on-the-fly), meaning that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, TrueCrypt provides plausible deniability. [Download & learn more]
2, USB Safeguard (portable)
USB Safeguard is a portable software program to encrypt and protect data with a password on your removable pen drives using the AES 256 bits encryption. The main purpose of using a USB pen drive is that you can bring your data with you wherever you go. But if you lose your USB pen drive your data also lose. This is dangerous if you have confidential files stored in it. Protect the pen drive with a password. USB Safeguard offers users (novice and expert) a security solution that fully protects valuable data stored on USB pen drives. Also, the program has a useful feature that allows you to enter your email or phone if you lose the pen drive. Free version works only with USB Flash drive of size max 2 GB. [Download & Learn More]