I'm pleased to announce that, as of today, we are starting a new blog entitled "Ask the Expert." The goal of this thread is to give customers, partners, and others a forum to discuss encryption technology, solutions, and issues from a somewhat different perspective than we normally do on our current websites. While we will certainly discuss PGP products, this isn't meant to be a replacement for PGP's Customer Support portal which is designed to answer detailed product usage and implementation issues.
Instead we'll discuss questions like:
- When would should you use PGP Whole Disk Encryption vs. File/Folder Encryption?
- What exactly is a hash function and why is the industry working so hard to develop new ones?
- How to PGP Portable and PGP Zip differ functionally and from a security perspective?
We'll also take up non-product related issues that impact PGP Corporation's customers and partners. Sometimes these issues will focus on public policy related to the use of encryption, but sometimes they'll just be good questions that you, the reader of PGP's blogs might ask. So, if you have a question for which you think a "resident expert" might be at PGP, leave it in the comment section below and we'll do our best to answer it.