New Zealand-based Mac OS X software developer
on Tuesday introduced CipherDisk, a new utility aimed at Mac OS X users looking to protect data on internal and external hard disk drives as well as CDs and DVDs.
The developer claims that CipherDisk provides “driver level” 448-bit encryption for Mac OS X volumes. The software works transparently and on-the-fly to protect data, locking it with a password that prevents the volume from being accessed until you unlock it.
Encryption methods supported by CipherDisk include Blowfish (448-bit), TEA (128-bit), SRS (128-bit) and keyed XOR (a simple cipher method used for speed).
CipherDisk is available for US$79.95. It’s compatible with Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or higher.