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Command Line

Symantec Command Line enables organizations to quickly and easily integrate encryption into batch processes, scripts, and applications to ensure the security of corporate data at rest or in transit. Whether your challenge is protecting credit card information, financial transactions, payroll, medical records, or other confidential information, Command Line's scriptable encryption is a key part of an organization's data protection tool kit.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • HP-UX
  • AIX
  • Linux
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Mac OS X
Please refer to our support article for additional information.

Public Key Formats

  • OpenPGP (RFC 4880)
  • X.509 v3

Directory Servers

  • LDAP
  • Symantec Encryption Management Server
  • PGP® Global Directory

Symmetric Key Algorithms

  • AES (up to 256-bit keys)
  • CAST5
  • TripleDES
  • IDEA
  • Twofish
  • Blowfish*
  • Arc4 (128-bit keys)


  • SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512
  • MD5
  • RIPEMD-160

Public Key Algorithms

  • Diffie-Hellman (up to 4096-bit keys)
  • DSA (1024-bit keys only, verification up to 3072 bits)
  • RSA (up to 4096-bit keys)

Compression Algorithms

  • Zip
  • BZip2
  • ZLib
*Support for Blowfish is limited to decrypting existing messages encrypted with Blowfish or encrypting to existing keys that specify Blowfish as the preferred cipher.

Command Line for IBM Power Systems and IBM Mainframes

Command Line products for IBM System i and IBM System z Mainframes can be purchased from Townsend Security. Please see http://townsendsecurity.com/products/encryption-and-tokenization/PGP-file-encryption for system requirements, features, and purchasing information.