Simple drag-and-drop file encryption utility uses powerful, industry-standard Public-Key Cryptography to quickly encrypt files without the need for managing passwords
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – MobilityWire® – April 19, 2012
WellRedApps today announces the immediate availability of DropKey, a new utility for Mac OS X Lion that allows users to quickly and easily encrypt sensitive documents. Building upon the nearly 40 year-old foundation of Public-Key Cryptography, DropKey’s encryption method is reliable, secure and stable.
Public-Key Cryptography, created in the 1970s, is a matched-pair encryption/decryption standard. Using this method, the sender and recipient share public encryption keys, thereby establishing a relationship of trust. After that occurs, files can be encrypted by one and decrypted by the other without using passwords. While Public-Key Cryptography can use a variety of levels of security, DropKey uses the 256-bit method, a well-established industry standard. More information can be found on the Public-Key Cryptography page at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-key_cryptography
“We’re amazed at how many people send sensitive documents without any security methods whatsoever,” said Ian Schray, WellRedApps Co-founder and CEO. “When we took a look at the complexity of encryption tools available, we quickly understood why. We created DropKey to make it so simple to protect your data, it’d be ridiculous to skip the step.”
DropKey, now available for Mac OS X Lion, can be found at http://www.getdropkey.com . The regular price is $29.99, but it can be purchased for $19.99 for a limited time. A free 30-day trial is available from the website. Additionally, all direct purchases of DropKey will include a coupon for a free second license to be shared with a friend, family member or colleague. Customers who purchase DropKey from the Mac App Store can send a copy of their purchase receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the coupon for a free license.
Key features of DropKey include:
- Simple, drag-and-drop interface.
- Address Book integration: Public keys are stored right in Mac OS X’s Address Book.
- Universal file support: DropKey will encrypt any kind of file.
- Multiple file support: Encrypt any number of files into a single encrypted archive.
- Multiple recipient support: Files can be encrypted so they can be opened by any number of individual recipients.
“We look forward to seeing people using DropKey everywhere,” adds Schray. “File encryption doesn’t have to be complicated, and we hope DropKey brings this fascinating technology to everyone.”
WellRedApps was founded in 2011 to create applications for Mac OS X, iOS and the web. Originally set up as a custom development agency, WellRedApps has recently created its commercial application, DropKey. WellRedApps is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a suburb of Portland.
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