Feature Matrix 2.x

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The capabilities of PDS are shown in the table below. Unless specifically stated, all the capabilities apply to Unix/Linux, Mac and Windows Operating Systems. As cipher support is the primary difference between products, the algorithms used by each cipher are described here.


Supported Features & Functionality PDS Version
High-Level Features Basic Secure High Security Professional
Desktop Application Functionality (Unix/Linux, Mac & Windows) YES YES YES YES
USB "Flash" Drive Functionality (1) YES YES YES YES
Secure Notes - Create, Edit and View (read-only) Encrypted Documents YES YES YES YES
External Files - Encrypt and Decrypt Existing Files YES YES YES YES
Directories - Encrypt and Decrypt Existing Directories (2) YES YES YES YES
Tape Drives - Secure and/or High Security Encryption (3) NO NO NO YES
Usable Ciphers Basic Secure High Security Professional
Encrypt and Decrypt using DES ciphers YES YES YES YES
Encrypt and Decrypt using TDEA ciphers NO YES YES YES
Encrypt and Decrypt using AES-128 ciphers NO NO YES YES
Encrypt and Decrypt using AES-192 ciphers (4) NO NO YES YES
Encrypt and Decrypt using AES-256 ciphers (4) NO NO YES YES
Secure Notes Features Basic Secure High Security Professional
Multi-Window Editor when Creating and Editing Notes YES YES YES YES
When editing Notes, each Note has a unique Undo and Redo Buffer YES YES YES YES
Detect Changes in Notes BEFORE Closing - Prompt to Save YES YES YES YES
Prompt Before Overwrite of an EXISTING Note YES YES YES YES
View multiple Notes in a Read-Only mode YES YES YES YES
Import existing Plain Text Files to Secure PDS Notes YES YES YES YES
USB "Flash" Drive Features Basic Secure High Security Professional
Install One Instance and Run PDS on Unix/Linux, Mac and Windows YES YES YES YES
Separate Stateful Configurations for Unix/Linux, Mac & Windows YES YES YES YES
Real-Time Verification & Debugging Features Basic Secure High Security Professional
Algorithms and Key Sizes in Use YES YES YES YES
Scrubbing of Passphrases YES YES YES YES
KeyStore & Key Features Basic Secure High Security Professional
Create JCEKS KeyStores YES YES YES YES
View Keys in JCEKS KeyStores YES YES YES YES
Change Passphrase for JCEKS KeyStores YES YES YES YES
Create DES, TDEA, AES-128, AES-192 and AES-256 Keys YES YES YES YES
Delete DES, TDEA, AES-128, AES-192 and AES-256 Keys YES YES YES YES
Change Passphrase for DES, TDEA, AES-128, AES-192 and AES-256 Keys YES YES YES YES
View DES, TDEA, AES-128, AES-192 and AES-256 Key Information YES YES YES YES
View DES, TDEA, AES-128, AES-192 and AES-256 Key Details YES YES YES YES
Define the Default Encryption Key YES YES YES YES
Change the Default Encryption Key YES YES YES YES


1. In a USB "flash" drive instance, all application and configuration files reside on the USB drive, thus allowing PDS to run without being installed to the desktop/laptop. Your files, encrypted and otherwise, may be on either the USB drive or another local file system.

2. Directories are encrypted into a single PDS file. When decrypted, the contents of the directory may be decrypted fully or in part, or written to an unencrypted ZIP file.

3. Basic, Secure and Highly Secure certificates can only encrypt to tape drives using the DES cipher. A Professional certificate enables all of the ciphers. This feature is disabled on Windows.

4. To create AES ciphers larger than 128 bits with the Oracle JREs, the default "policy files" need to be replaced with "unlimited strength" policy files. For details, please see the Customize section of the Users Guide.



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