About SmartCrypt

About Smartcrypt™

Welcome to Smartcrypt™. Smartcrypt is persistent data protection for sensitive information and visibility into where it is being used, shared and stored. Smartcrypt for Windows Desktop also gives you the file compression you've always known from PKWARE.

Manage Your Data with Smartcrypt

Smartcrypt gives you a host of tools to create and manage ZIP files and other types of archives. You can add files to an archive from multiple folders, create and name folders inside an archive to organize archive contents, and update an archive from a saved list of files.

Smartcrypt also includes the PKZIP Self-Extractor. The PKZIP Self-Extractor enables you to create ZIP archives with its own extraction engine: you extract the file's contents just by double-clicking the EXE file. No other program is required. (A separate license key is required to enable administrators to control use of the Self-Extractor.)

Smartcrypt allows you to create ZIP archives from Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) with the SaveSecure® toolbar. With Office Integration enabled, you can also open zipped Office documents.

Smartcrypt works with Microsoft Outlook too. The integrated Smartcrypt Attachments lets you zip, sign and encrypt not only email attachments, but the messages themselves, from the message window or from Smartcrypt.

Secure Your Data with Smartcrypt

To protect your data even if it falls into the wrong hands, Smartcrypt enables you to encrypt it using the same strong encryption that banks and the federal government use. You can encrypt files that you archive, or the archive itself (including its name) to make sure everything stays confidential.

With Smartcrypt, you can use digital certificates and/or passphrases to apply strong encryption. You can also work with archives signed or encrypted using the OpenPGP standard.  Digital certificates have the advantage that they enable you to encrypt just for the people you want to be able to view your files. Similarly, other people can use your certificate to encrypt messages and files specifically for you. Smartcrypt accesses your certificate and decrypts for you transparently.

You can also use your certificate to sign files. When you attach your digital signature, you let people know the message or file really comes from you.

Smartcrypt lets you sign messages, files in an archive, or the archive itself.  Smartcrypt also authenticates signatures you receive from others. With Smartkeys™, Smartcrypt can even simplify certificate management.  

Related Topics

About Strong Encryption

About Smartcrypt Policy

Setting Options

Compressing and Extracting from Archives


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PKWARE, the PKWARE Logo, the zipper design, PKZIP, SecureZIP, PKUNZIP, SaveSecure, and PKSFX are registered trademarks of PKWARE, Inc. Smartcrypt, Smartkey, and SECUREZIP MAIL GATEWAY are trademarks of PKWARE, Inc.

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