Kryptel has been designed for safe file storage, and Silver Key - for safe file transfer. Both are based on the same cryptographic components and provide the same encryption strength, but the different purposes lead to several major differences in implementation.
|Modification||Kryptel container can be easily modified; you can add, remove, or edit encrypted files.||Silver Key parcel cannot be modified.|
|Decryption||Kryptel is required for decryption. If you send a Kryptel file to another person, the recipient will have to install either Kryptel or free Kryptelite in order to access the data.||Silver Key parcel is self-sufficient and does not require installing any additional software on the receiving end. The recipient simply double-clicks the parcel to decrypt it.|
|Data integrity control||Kryptel does a lot to ensure user data integrity. Kryptel also includes Kryptel Data Recovery component for restoring data from corrupted containers.||Silver Key can't recover corrupted data as it assumes that the sender has original data that can be re-sent. However Silver Key includes additional code to detect any possible tampering with the parcel.|
|Handling traces||Kryptel erase sensitive data and all possible memory traces as soon as it finishes processing.||Silver Key assumes that your computer is a safe place, so it does not care much about data traces in memory.|
|Data handled||Files and folders.||Files, folders, text messages, and commands. For example, a parcel may contain an encrypted message only and show it on the screen when double-clicked.|
In short, use Kryptel when you need to protect files on your computer or local network; use Silver Key when you need to send confidential data elsewhere.