USB Flash drives are a great way of backing up, storing and carrying our data around. The need for USB flash drives can never be over emphasized, I won’t really have to go into that in this article. The security of your stored data on USB flash drives is something to worry about in case of loss or theft. That’s where encryption comes in. Encrypting your USB flash drive with USB encryption software will protect your data even if you lose your drive, you won’t have to worry much since you know your data is secure.
Because of the small sizes of USB flash drives today, it is quite easy to be misplaced or stolen in a worst case scenario, but with proper encryption of your USB flash drive you don’t have to worry about the security of your stored data. Encrypting your USB flash drive will ensure it cannot be accessed by others except they have the key needed to decode it.
USB Encryption Software:
USB Flash Drive encryption software are applications used to encrypt the data stored USB drives. There are varieties of USB flash drive encryption software out there but I will try to show you some reliable ones. The best USB flash drive encryption software includes those ones that automatically encrypt and decrypt data once it is copied into it with you having to do any extra things except entering a password.
So before you buy any USB flash drive, check if it came with an in-built encryption option as some manufacturers are beginning to do now, else you may have to choose from any of the encryption software listed below.
TrueCrypt is my favorite USB flash drive encryption software, and my favorite part is that it’s a freeware. It works with several OS like Mac Windows and Linux. TrueCrypt can encrypt an entire partition or storage device or even an entire hard disk. TrueCrypt automatically encrypts your data in real-time.
Download Link for TrueCrypt.
Kakasoft USB Security:
Kakasoft USB security is a premium USB flash drive encryption software that locks, encrypts and password-protect your USB flash drive. For just $19.95 you can obtain this great USB flash drive encryption software. It is compatible with several Windows OS versions like Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP etc.
Download Link for Kakasoft USB Security.
USB Safeguard is a free USB flash drive encryption software that uses AES encryption algorithm and password-protect to protect the data on your USB flash drive. The encryption software doesn’t run from your PC rather from the USB drive. Simply download and transfer the .exe file to your USB drive, then set your encryption password and start encrypting the data on your USB drive.
Download Link for USB Safeguard.
Comodo Disk Encryption:
Comodo Disk encryption is a free USB encryption software for Windows users to encrypt data stored on their USB drives. You can require password authentication to access a drive, you can easily encrypt or decrypt a folder by right clicking on it and choosing your desired action. With Comodo disk encryption, your stored data on a USB flash drive is secured.
Download Link for Comodo Disk Encryption.
Idoo USB Encryption:
Idoo USB encryption is an encryption software that can help you to protect your private information or business confidential documents. With Idoo USB encryption, you can create a safe and public area in one flash drive. You will need password always to access files on the safe area of the drive and will not need any for the public area. It is compatible with several Windows OS including Windows 7, XP, and Vista. It also use AES encryption technology to prevent hackers, virus from accessing it. You cannot even copy the safe files. It has free and premium versions.
Download Link for Idoo USB encryption.
With any of the above listed USB encryption software you can encrypt your data and keep them safe, even if you lose your USB drive your data will be impossible to be accessed without the right password. Have you used any of the above listed USB encryption software before? Do you know of other reliable USB encryption software? Share with me using the comment form below. Remember to subscribe to my RSS feeds.