I have been using an old trial version on Winzip for the past few years to take care of all my archived files until yesterday, when I came across SecureZIP – The next generation of ZIP. It attracted my attention (anything free is!) and it seems that it has an up to date file archiving capabilities, plus the ability to secure all my private data and my outgoing email. I was really surprise that they are offering this software a limited time free download promotion.
Functioning similar like other file archiver, SecureZIP is a compression and archiving program but brings an exciting new focus: data security. SecureZIP not only helps you manage your data, but SecureZIP also helps you keep it secureâ€”on your computer, in email, and across the enterprise. By having this special security feature, SecureZIP can protect confidential personal information stored on your PCs such as tax records, bank statements, medical records, passwords, and other private data. This is important especially if you are sharing your PC with other people. You wouldn’t want your secret to be known by your roommate right?
I managed to fiddle around with SecureZIP after a smooth download and installation 3 days ago. The installation file, which is about 12MB in size, was downloaded after sending them an email requesting the file. The first thing that I notice after installation finishes was the nice and simple GUI. Extracting and compressing files were fast.
However, if you want to use the security feature of SecureZIP, you need to have a digital certificate. Luckily for me, I have my own personal digital certificate from Malaysian Tax Department when I sent my tax assessment few days back. It seems that the certificate is valid and compatible, and I can use the security feature without any problem. Oh, if you do not have one, you can get a free digital certificate from Comodo. I also managed to secure my confidential data in just a couple of minutes.
After 3 days test run, SecureZIP has fulfill its promise to serve as a good archiving with security feature software. These are the other features of SecureZIP:
- Secure your email with Outlook.
- Secure your body email.
- Secure your desktop storage.
- Use it with a digital certificate to encrypt and signing emails.
- Use it with your antivirus software.
- Use it for group file sharing.
So, what are you waiting for? www.securezip.com having limited time free download promotion!