Define: Pretty Good Privacy?
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions and to increase the security of e-mail communications. Phil Zimmermann developed PGP in 1991.
Top PGP (Pretty-Good Protection Encryption) Companies and Solutions
This article showcases Threat.Technology’s top picks for the best PGP (Pretty-Good Protection Encryption) solutions. We selected these companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Nok Nok Labs
Nok Nok Labs is a security platform that provides online authentication solutions for organizations. The company is backed by a team of security industry veterans from PGP, Netscape, PayPal & Phoenix, and has deep experience in building Internet-scale security protocols and products.
The company’s ambition is to fundamentally transform authentication by enabling end-to-end trust across the web using authentication methods that are natural to end-users and provide strong proof of identity. Their solutions will remediate and unify the authentication silos that exist today, and provide organizations with greater flexibility to utilize strong authentication solutions in adaptable ways.
Nok Nok Labs’ technology solutions will allow companies to scale their authentication systems to meet the challenges posed by the rapid growth of users utilizing different Internet-connected devices, performing a wide range of online transactions. Nok Nok Labs, based in Palo Alto, California, was founded in November 2011 to transform online authentication for modern computing..
The NinjaStik allows anyone to have privacy and security in less than 60 seconds from almost any computer. Plug the NinjaStik into a computer and boot up from the USB drive.
In less than 1 minute the computer is secure, the internet IP address is hidden and any activity saved to the NinjaStik is protected with 256 bit encryption. NinjaStik technical details; Tor to anonymize your IP address.
Tor is software that anonymizes your IP address and is endorsed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Tor is used by millions of people around the world to protect their identity and in many cases protect their lives.
Linux for security and stability – The NinjaStik operating system is based on Linux and as a result is virtually impervious to malware and viruses compared to other operating systems. Full desktop environment – The system provides a complete desktop with a familiar look and feel to users.
Firefox browser, a full suite of programs for documents, images and playing media. Encrypted storage – everything done on a NinjaStik is secured with 256 bit AES encryption.
Encrypted email – secure private email communication is provided with the Enigmail PGP system. Users can send and receive encrypted email in seconds.
ChosenSecurity, with its TC TrustCenter service, is a provider of On-Demand PKI (public key infrastructure) security services in the world, enabling a wide range of PKI-enabled security services for enterprise authentication, secure e-mail and digital signatures. ChosenSecurity delivers breakthrough economics and implementation speed to the Enterprise; up to 70% less than in-house implementations, 50% less than traditional managed services, and can be implemented in just a few weeks.
Unlike traditional PKI implementations, ChosenSecurity is the world’s first PKI that can be deployed across multiple clients in a web-based Security as a Service model, enabling any sized enterprise to achieve PKI security in a few weeks with no capital costs, hardware, software or network changes.. .
Zertificon UK provides IT security software. The focus is on server based central email encryption and electronic signatures, the related smime and pgp certificate management and solutions for secure large file transfer.
Zertificon is an independent owner managed enterprise with in-house research, development, sales and support departments.. .
E-Business Server provides industry-leading encryption and security tools to store and transmit sensitive data through automated business processes on multiple platforms. E-Business Server is designed for Fortune 1,000 corporations and government agencies that need a large-scale data-protection suite to protect data at rest and in transit.
Using PGP technology and versatile APIs, E-Business Server offers strong encryption that integrates with the widest range of applications and platforms.. .
PeerTrust is building a digital identity document that helps participants in the sharing economy trust one another by knowing who they are dealing with beforehands based on a peer-validated web of trust. Trust between strangers is a key issue in the sharing economy, all the more so as it is trying to become mainstream.
The problem is that for years, we have been using identity paradigms based on avatars, online profiles and nicknames, and those were fine so long as we were only interacting online. But with the sharing economy, we start interacting online and we end up meeting offline, with potentially physical consequences to our behaviour towards one another.
Facebook profiles, nicknames and paper document copies are simply not adapted to identifying us in these situations. On the other hand, when it comes to trust between strangers, a lot of people are focusing solely on reputation.
But reputation is easy to steal and manipulate if it is not based on a strong identity foundation. Plus, in the physical world, the first question you ask someone in order to know whether you can trust them is not “what have you done in the past?” or “how do you usually behave?”.
It starts with “who are you?”, because your past behaviour can never guarantee 100% that you’ll behave nicely in the future, but if I know who you are, and I know how to get back to you, how to make you accountable for your actions, then I have an insurance policy in case something bad does happen. And since you are accountable, you are less likely to mess with me.
So reputation is important, but only second to identity. PeerTrust is creating a digital identity document, the passport, in the form of a mobile application that stores your identity information completely private (never sent to our servers, only sent to others with your agreement and encrypted) and allows you to get your identity checked and stamped by as many PeerTrust passport bearers as possible.
This article was written by Benjamin Skute from Threat.Technology. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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