File Encryption Tools

From The System Administrator Zone

See also: Encryption of a Folder (OS X)

Tools

bcrypt
Bcrypt is a cross platform file encryption utility.
Encrypted files are portable across all supported operating systems and processors.
dm-crypt: a device-mapper crypto target
dm-crypt is a transparent disk encryption subsystem in Linux kernel versions 2.6 and later.
dm-crypt wiki
LUKS
LUKS - Linux Unified Key Setup
LUKS is the upcoming standard for Linux hard disk encryption.
By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provide secure management of multiple user passwords.
NCrypt
NCrypt is intended to give you security in an insecure environment.
Should compile on any platform that supports standard C libraries (no dependencies upon crypto libraries).
GnuPG
GNU Privacy Guard and is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage.
TrueCrypt
Enhance security with file encryption tools
You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt.
TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption
Local Notes on using TrueCrypt


Special Purpose Tools

FileVault
OS X home directory encryption Wikipedia.png FileVault
Sophos Anti-Virus: 4.9.16 - On OS X 10.5.x with FileVault enabled, the on-access scanner can cause deadlocks

Encryption Related Links

Enhance security with file encryption tools