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PGP announces Desktop 9.0 public beta

updated 08:55 am EST, Fri March 11, 2005

PGP Desktop 9.0

Encryption solution provider PGP today announced immediate public beta availability of a new version of its PGP Desktop personal encryption solution. The completely redesigned incorporates PGP Universal technology to provide automatic encryption, decryption, digital signatures, verification, and recipient key lookup. New features in PGP Desktop 9.0 include full disk encryption and AOL Instant Messenger traffic security, S/MIME interoperability, and expanded smart card support. Highlights of version 9.0 also include: improved ease of use, PGP Messaging, Support for PGP Zip archives, and advanced compression algorithms BZip2 and ZLib. The beta is available in English, German, and Japanese versions.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Tee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Windows Only!

    It appears as though the PGP 'Whole Disk Encryption' feature is WindowsXP only...

  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not free

    It appears that they will be charging for this once it's out of beta. This isn't the PGPFreeware version.

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