updated 01:40 pm EST, Tue January 19, 2010
Company upgrades enterprise security platform
PGP Corporation has released an updated version of PGP Destkop, its enterprise-level encryption platform. PGP Whole Disk Encryption Desktop 10.0 is now available for Snow Leopard, and the platform as a whole now supports Boot Camp, finally allowing hybrid Mac/Windows systems to be encrypted. In the same vein, Mac, Linux and Windows PCs can all be used in the same environment.
PGP has also optimized the software for solid-state drives, in part through a new hybrid cryptographic optimizer said to improve run times overall. The user interface has meanwhile been redesigned, and more smartcard support has been added. The Mac software typically costs $99 per seat in an order of 100. Companies with subscription or maintenance packages can upgrade at no cost.