updated 12:05 pm EST, Fri January 9, 2009
Protect Files 1.0 released
Apimac has it has released the first verison of Protect Files, a new encryption utility. The software is used to encrypt various items on a Mac, but operates on the concept of Encrypted Spaces, instead of straight file and folder selection. A wizard guides users through the creation of a special volume on a drive, where anything placed inside will be automatically encrypted. The volume must then be unlocked with a password before anything can be added or altered.
A Space is optimized for room whenever it is used, and owners can either choose the default of 128-bit AES encryption, or select 256-bit AES, an option found in the program's settings. Protect Files is a Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and costs $15. A free trial version is also available through the Apimac website.