Developed specifically for those who prefer a dedicated solution, Protect Files will guide the user step by step in the creation and use of Encrypted Spaces. The Encrypted Space is packed up in a convenient and easy interface to unlock and lock the space.
An Encrypted Space is a space protected with a password that resides on the Mac's hard disk, external disk, or a USB drive, where the user can safely store documents, files, and folders to prevent access from other users. The Space will show up as a volume on the users desktop.
Protect Files automatically optimizes the enclosed disk image to reclaim unused space every time the Space is used. By default, Protect Files creates 128-bit AES Encrypted Spaces. However for even stronger encryption, the user may optionally specify 256-bit AES encryption in the applications preferences.
Protect Files leverage Mac OS X technology to create disk images with AES encryption, which is one of the most secure encryption methods and widely adopted by many governments. See Security section of Advanced Encryption Standard at Wikipedia to learn more.
Expert users might prefer to use Mac OS X Disk Utility to create their own disk image files, but Protect Files is aims at users that prefer a dedicated solution to guide them step by step in creation and use of the encrypted space.
NOTE: To buy Protect Files via the App Store, an Apple account is required.
· 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended).
· Approximately 42MB of available disk space.
· A reminder window appears and forces you to wait for some seconds every time you open the application and the creation of protect spaces is limited to a specific size.