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Symantec Drive Encryption Alternatives

Symantec Drive Encryption is described as 'powered by PGP Technology, is a transparent drive encryption for laptops, desktops and removable media' and is a Disk Encryption tool in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Symantec Drive Encryption for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Symantec Drive Encryption are LUKS, Windows BitLocker, EncFS and CipherShed.

Symantec Drive Encryption alternatives are mainly Disk Encryption Tools but may also be Password Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Symantec Drive Encryption.
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  1. TrueCrypt icon

    TrueCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

    Discontinued

    Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt icon VeraCrypt and CipherShed icon CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

    Main TrueCrypt Window
  2. LUKS icon

    LUKS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords.

    Screenshot


  3. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.

    BIOS-Communication with MBR not OK
  4. EncFS icon

    EncFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases below.

    Warning

    The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_ConcernsThe actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

    No screenshots yet
  5. CipherShed icon

    CipherShed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt. CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs).

    Discontinued

    No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See https://www.ciphershed.org/news/

    Screenshot


  6. DiskCryptor icon

    DiskCryptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.

    Main window
  7. eCryptfs icon

    eCryptfs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux.

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  8. EDS (Encrypted Data Store) icon

    EDS (Encrypted Data Store)

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    With EDS (Encrypted Data Store) you can store your files in the encrypted container to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.

    Screenshot
  9. WinGPG icon

    WinGPG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • OpenPGP

    An open-source system tray utility for Windows, giving you quick access to your GnuPG keyring at any time with the ability to encrypt, decrypt and sign files on the fly.

    The key creation dialog with calendar for choosing an expiration date, if desired
  10. FreeOTFE icon

    FreeOTFE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile

    FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA).

    Discontinued

    Discontinued per Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE)

    Main window
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