R10Cipher from Arten Science: Finalist for InfoSec Product of the Year

September 8, 2009 in Utility (E)

[prMac.com] Derbyshire, UK - R10Cipher from Arten Science has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2009 UK IT Industry Awards in the category: Information Security Product of the Year. R10Cipher is a simple but extremely powerful Cross Platform End to End File and Text Encryption / Decryption tool from the developer of MonitorMyMac. R10Cipher takes text or files and encrypts them using up to 384 bit Blowfish encryption. These files can be Word files, Excel files, MP3 files - almost any kind of file.

These encrypted files can be copied elsewhere, even to a different operating system and unencrypted by anyone in possession of the Shared Secret that was used for the encryption. Your text can be encrypted and sent as an email directly from R10Cipher. Only the recipient in possession of the Shared Secret can read the contents. If encrypting a file the encrypted file can be stored or sent in the full knowledge that it's contents are not visible to anyone without access to R10Cipher and the Shared Secret.

Decryption can be carried out just by double clicking the encrypted file and entering the Shared Secret. R10Cipher supports batch encryption by 'drag and drop' to make encryption fast and painless, even when dealing with dozens of files. As R10Cipher does not require installation you can, for example, copy the Mac, Windows and Linux versions of R10Cipher to a USB drive along with your encrypted documents and files. Your documents and files are secure, but available *whenever* and *wherever* you require them.

R10Cipher is primarily designed to enable the secure exchange of information between one or more individuals. As a peer to peer encryption tool R10Cipher excels, and is used as the encryption tool by the PCD Initiative, Protect Client Data.

Version 3 has increased the encryption strength from 128 bit to 384 bit, and has been completely re-written to be simpler, slicker and faster. In addition R10Cipher provides complete Key Management: the ability to safely and securely store all your 'Shared Secrets' and make them easily accessible when required for Encryption or Decryption.

Many people do not realise that sending an email is the equivalent of sending a postcard, it's contents are easily visible. For many companies, individuals and markets this is totally unacceptable and with the potential complexity and setup issues with the Public Key Encryption systems it makes sense to encrypt using R10Cipher. If your recipient needs only to Decrypt your Text or Files then they can license R10Cipher free of charge.

Feature Highlights:
* Cross Platform, Mac OSX, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Linux
* Fast / Secure 384 Bit Blowfish Encryption
* Lightweight - No Installation Necessary
* Launch from a USB Key if required
* Full Key Management Ability
* Extremely Simple to Use
* Drag and drop multiple files to encrypt
* Decrypt a file by double clicking
* Encrypt on one Operating System, Decrypt on another
* No System Alterations
* Online Help
* 40 Page Extensive User Manual

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or higher
* Windows XP / Vista / Window 7
* Linux with GTK 2.x
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* G4 Processor, 1GHz or faster
* 20 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
R10Cipher is available now. Pricing is 18 for a Single User and 140 for a Corporate Site License. As with all Arten Science software, R10Cipher is available at a considerable discount to Educational and official Charity organisations.

Existing Users of Version 2 if purchased since June 1st 2009 can upgrade for free, Version 2 users who purchased prior to June 1st 2009 can upgrade for 10 GBP. Users with existing Version 1 Licenses (including the Free Edition supplied by MacFormat and MacWorld Magazines) can upgrade for 14 GBP.

R10Cipher is a fantastic cross platform tool which has given us the peace of mind that our patient sensitive research data can be transmitted electronically in a secure manner on site or with collaborators around the world. The ability to encrypt and attach files to emails or simply encrypt the email text between Apple Macs and Windows PCs without the need for complicated software installations means that our users are happy to use this great bit of software. The developerʼs proactive approach to their software development requesting and rapidly incorporating users feedback has turned a good encryption tool into and excellent one.

My Sony USB Microvault is so much easier than lugging my laptop through airport security, yet again. The nightmare of the lost or stolen USB stick is only too real, with the Staff Salary Reviews and the Acquisition Financials modeled in embarrassing detail. I use R10Cipher for Mac as a simple and reliable way of exchanging financial models and private placement memorandums across platforms as well as for secure storage on my USB sticks and portable hard drives. Simple, reliable and easy to use.

R10Cipher is simple, easy to use and powerful. It is the best encryption program for the Mac we have found.

R10Cipher has been an excellent product for ensuring the safe and secure transmission of files in a cross platform environment. As an independent Strategy Consultant using Apple Mac, but with a client base using mostly PC platforms, I need to find a way to easily send sensitive market and financial data to clients with no hassle for my clients.R10Cipher does the job simply, easily, and with no problems at all, and causes no difficulties with clients firewalls. Enough said!... great product.

I am lucky enough to travel around the USA and parts of Europe to bring live streaming foosball tournaments to the foosball community. For the live streaming there is a lot of information needed to keep the server running and secure. Now, while on the road with R10Cipher, receiving this information from the home office is much easier as we can simply encrypt and email it while feeling confident that our data remains private. Although we are constantly finding new uses for the software, this one capability has made R10Cipher a great investment for us.

If you need to make company or private info available on a need to know basis, them R10Cipher is the tool for you. There are other encryption packages but I haven't found an easier to use cross platform software than this one.

Arten Science was setup in 2007 to design, develop and market quality commercial software for the Apple Mac OSX, Windows XP/Vista and Linux with GTK 2.x. We also provide Bespoke Software Development and Technology/Database/Security Consultancy services. In addition to creating new solutions for our customers, all of our commercial products can also be tailored, modified and enhanced to suit your specific requirements. We can help you to use software to solve business problems and create business opportunities.