Silver Key edition comparison
Choose which Silver Key editions fits your requirements best:
- Free Edition is excellent choice for those users who use encryption only occasionally. While it lacks bells and whistles of the more advanced editions, it still does the job perfectly and provides the same highest level of security.
- Standard Edition includes all the major features you'd expect from top-notch encryption software. Besides basic encryption/decryption operations, this edition includes advanced features such as Parcel Designer or support for binary keys.
- If security and reliability is a priority, Enterprise Edition is what you need. In addition to the Standard Edition's features, Enterprise Edition offers command-line interface for automated processing and can work in FIPS 140-2 -compliant encryption mode.
|Easy single-click encryption|
|Unlimited number of files and folders in single operation|
|Unlimited file size|
|Strong encryption using industry-standard 256-bit AES cipher|
|Effective ZIP data compression|
|Integration with Windows Explorer's right-click menu|
|Includes a portable version to be run from a USB drive|
|Integrated file shredder with manual shred option|
|Graphical interface to the shredder|
|Includes best classic and contemporary ciphers|
|Integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive|
|Advanced password dialog with a password strength meter|
|Secure Password Manager for easy handling of passwords and keys.|
|Virtual keyboards for a large set of languages|
|USB as Key (binary media-based keys)|
|Support for hardware Yubikeys|
|Parcel Designer for creating advanced or non-file parcels|
|Can create parcels, hidden in other innocent looking files|
|Multi-pass shredding for reliable file deletion|
|Size obfuscation to hide real size of small parcels|
|Command-line interface for automated encryption tasks|
|Native 64-bit processing|
|Utilizes multi-core processors to speed up encryption|
|Parcel Repacker can convert a parcel of any type (executable, standard, hidden) to any other type|
|FIPS 140-2 compliance mode|
|Additional set of uncompressed decryption stubs|
|Can digitally sign executable parcels|
While Silver Key does not limit file size, operating system limitations may apply. For instance, FAT32-formatted drives cannot hold files larger than 4Gb. In addition, the system will likely refuse to run a very large executable parcel (you can decrypt such a parcel by right-clicking it and selecting 'Decrypt').
Free Edition does not allow cipher selection and always uses AES for encryption. However it includes all the additional ciphers from the advanced product editions, and so can decrypt parcels created by Standard or Enterprise editions.