With the recent announcement (http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net) that TrueCrypt is no longer supported and may contain security issues, we in the Symantec Encryption group wanted to reach out to the community and help provide an alternative option for multi-platform drive encryption. On April 14, 2014 TrueCrypt completed a security audit (http://istruecryptauditedyet.com) and soon thereafter the project was shut down. While there has been great interest in the open source community to continue its support, we believe our Symantec Drive Encryption product powered by PGP technology is the best commercial solution with enterprise class support available today.
Some of the most popular methods of using TrueCrypt is creating an encrypted virtual disk shared in the cloud and protecting an external drive. We have provided a couple of articles below to demonstrate how you can migrate some of these common scenarios from TrueCrypt to Symantec Drive Encryption.
- First, we show you how you can encrypt your disk using Encryption Desktop. See:
Migrating from TrueCrypt to Symantec Drive Encryption: Encrypting Your Disks; (HOWTO99727) http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO99727
- Second, we show how you can create a small virtual disk that can ultimately be shared in the cloud via Dropbox used on either Windows or Mac OS X. See:
Migrating from TrueCrypt to Symantec Drive Encryption: Creating Encrypted Portable Containers (PGP Virtual Disks); (HOWTO99728) http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO99728
Both scenarios can be accomplished by purchasing Symantec Drive Encryption (powered by PGP technology) from the Symantec eStore @ http://buy.symantec.com/estore/clp/productdetails/pk/drive-encryption. After adding the product to your cart, use discount code TRUECRYPT to receive 40% discount (available for one month only!). This version provides Disk Encryption, PGP Virtual Disk, PGP Zip and PGP Shredder. Details and specific support for Windows, Max OS X and Linux can be found at the bottom of the eStore page. With the suite of PGP-powered tools, you will be able to cover many TrueCrypt and other scenarios and configurations.
Download your free trial today, or take advantage of the 45-day money back guarantee, and see for yourself if this is the right solution for you. Also, we are actively monitoring our support forum, so please post any TrueCrypt migration-related questions and we will be glad to assist: http://www.symantec.com/connect/security/forums/pgp-desktop-email-wde-and-netshare