FileAssurity Open PGP Command Line competitor comparison

Features and CapabilitiesFileAssurity Open PGPNAI / McAfee E-business serverPGP Command LineSecure FTP, SSL, SSH

Pricing & Support



Price (for unlimited keys unless specified)$2495 (1 year)
$4995  (perpetual)
  $6875   (2 year - 1 key)
$12000  (perpetual - 1 key)
$3385  (1 year)
$9680  (perpetual)
depends on product
Unlimited users and unlimited keys

Extra cost
$16000 for 2 keys

No restriction on the number of CPUs your server has

Extra cost
Extra cost
Free Reader software for recipients





some products

OpenPGP RFC 2440 (PGPv5.x+, GPG v 1.2.3+, etc.) - .pgp, .asc, .skr, .pkr

Supports industry standard certificate formats - x.509, .cer, .p7b, .p12, .pfx

some products

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Unix, Linux




File Encryption / Decryption

 only the pipe is encrypted not the content
Digital Signing / Verification


Secure Archives   (.zip files)


some products

Secure File Deletion beyond US Goverment DOD standards - 15x write & wipe cycle


Files can be deleted on a remote server


GUI based  (generates command line options and script files for you)


Scheduler  (run events at a certain date / time)


some products

Batch files


some products

Group encryption


FTP support (automatic FTP'ing of files to and from your server)


FTP features can be used on their own without having to encrypt/decrypt files


Files can be automatically renamed after an FTP download


Log files  (auditing)


Log files and error alerts can be sent by email


Own DOS window for complete script and window  control


Email & Instant Messaging



Works with all popular email applications

Automatic emailing after encryption

Email Error alerts


Key Management



Import, export, generate, delete keys

Keystore backup and restore

Trusted Authorities list -
no need to import root certificates in order to verify keys signed by a Certificate Authority

Allocating of users into Groups for Group encryption

Quick key import and export




Encryption algorithm  (CAST, 3DES, Twofish, are also supported in CLS for backwards compatibility with older PGP products and are processed automatically)

 AES (256 bit)

AES (128-256 bit),
CAST, 3DES, Twofish, Idea

 AES (256 bit), CAST, 3DES, Twofish, Idea 

AES (128 bit) 

Digital Signature algorithm

RSA (2048 bit default -up to 4096 imported)
DH/DSS 1024/2048

 RSA (1024-4096 bit)
DH/DSS 1024/2048

RSA (1024-4096 bit)
DH/DSS 1024/2048

some provide use of digital certs for transferring the password

Hashing algorithms

MD5, SHA-1

 MD5, SHA-1MD5, SHA-1, RIPEMD-160depends on product
Compression algorithms




 depends on product






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