About VeraCrypt

VeraCrypt is an open-source disk encryption solution designed for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It enables users to create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and manage disk mounting operation via a unified portal. Organizations can use the application to automatically encrypt a partition, an entire drive and storage devices including USB flash drives, hard drives and more. VeraCrypt lets IT professionals protect algorithms used for encrypting partitions from cyber attacks. Additionally, it offers a host of features including analytics, data backup, system monitoring, automated testing, parallel computing and more. VeraCrypt allows IT teams to detect and rectify system vulnerabilities and various security issues. The application is available to...

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VeraCrypt Reviews

Overall Rating

5.00

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

0

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

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Lawrent

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

April 2022

Unique and trustworthy encryption software

I used to have private data all around my hard drives. You never know when one day your data ends up in the wrong hands. Now, all our data is secured in safe containers, and backed online. Even if the cloud backup company has a breach, we feel assured that our data is not accessible.

Pros

Veracrypt is open-source, which is for me a marker of trust (reducing the chance of backdoors). I do like the algorithms options (there are 15 available) and being able to combine them, while also having the option to choose from 4 different hash algorithms. Even if you are not a specialist, the application guides you and provides help through the process. The benchmark comes in very handy when choosing the right level of protection (you don't want something too slow, but neither do you want something that is fast and less secure ... well, depending on your needs I guess). Veracrypt is fast (it's fast to decrypt your data but also fast to secure it once you want your files/containers locked. On top of it all, it's free.

Cons

Absolutely nothing. Veracrypt seems to be the only reliable source out there. The app will take you a bit more time if you really want to go through all the options, but it feels safer than other 'click-to-encrypt' software that doesn't allow much customization and may put your data at risk.

Reasons for switching to VeraCrypt

Keka supports only AES256 and has no really serious options like Veracrypt. Keka is more a file/folder compression program that an encryption program.

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Vo Phat

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

June 2022

The most secure and safe tool for disk and file encryption

Veracrypt is a free software for maximum encryption strength. I have been able to thoroughly secure my most sensitive data at no cost and in an effortless and straightforward way (you are taken through the encryption steps very smoothly)

Pros

Veracrypt is open-source, which makes it very secure. You can encrypt simple containers or the whole disk with various top-of-the-line encryption algorithms and a choice of hash algorithms. The option to use keyholes and PIM (Personal Iterations Multiplier) makes the encrypted data extremely safe. Being able to benchmark your chosen encryption algorithms is very useful to determine how fast reading and writing data will be.

Cons

encrypting a whole disk can take a lot of time depending on the size of your disk. You need to use MACFUSE with Mac computer, which didn't always end up going well and rebooted my laptop at times.

Reasons for switching to VeraCrypt

too basic, not safe.