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FileAssurity Lite Open PGP File Encryption - FAQs

FileAssurity Lite  Open PGP File Encryption enables you to encrypt, digitally sign, and securely delete files.   Full PGP and PKI interoperability ensures you can share PGP files  securely with PGP, OpenPGP and PKI users.

My company has mandated PGP.   Can I use your product instead?

Yes.   FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption is fully compliant with the OpenPGP standard made by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) so you will have no problems interoperating with other users whilst having an easy to use product that also allows you to work with the PKI world.   FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption interoperates with any OpenPGP product including PGP v5.x + and GnuPGP v1.2.3 +.   PGP files can be generated and decrypted using FileAssurity Open PGP.

Is FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption a proprietary PKI application or does it work with any PKI provider?

FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption works with any PKI provider that supplies it's certificates in the following formats - .P7B (PKCS#7), .CER, .P12 (PKCS#12), .PFX, .PEM, X.509.   The majority of CAs offer .P12 format - Verisign, DST, Microsoft, etc. In addition, just like PGP, FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption lets you generate your own keys.

You can generate keys and certificates in  FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption that are based on the X.509 standard and the OpenPGP RFC 2440 standard.

Does the person I am sending encrypted / digitally signed pgp files or archives to have to be running the same version of Windows?

No.  It does not matter what version of Windows the sender or recipient are running - they do not have to be the same.   For example, the sender could be running Windows XP  and the recipient Windows 10.

Does the person I am sending encrypted / digitally signed pgp files or archives to have to have a full copy of FileAssurity OpenPGP installed on their PC?

No.   FileAssurity Open PGP Reader decrypts and verifies all pgp files for which the user has keys.   Anyone can download FileAssurity Open PGP Reader and use it without charge.   They are not able to encrypt and sign pgp files with this version of the product.   See FileAssurity Open PGP reader software.

Can I encrypt / digitally sign files directly in my application (for example, MS Word)?

No.   You must encrypt / digitally sign files using FileAssurity Open PGP File Encryption.   Once files are protected you can send them using any email application.

How does the digital signature and document authorization process work?

See FileAssurity Open PGP Digital Signature FAQs.



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