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PGP Encryption vs. GPG?  Whats's the difference

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Can someone explain to me the difference between PGP and GPG encryption?  I'm currently working for a company that uses PGP encryption to encrypt files, and I am using a 3rd party tool (Talend) to move / encrypt files, but this tool to my knowledge only supports GPG.  Are these two things similar or compatible?  Is it possible to encrypt to PGP using a GPG tool?
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PGP is both a company, and a private encryption standard.

GPG is the OpenPGP standard.

In effect, the same thing....

Hope that helps. Here's some links for your info.

http://www.pgp.com/products/platform/index.html
http://www.gnupg.org/

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I need a little more clarification:

If a file is encrypted using PGP, can it be decrypted using GPG?  What about the other way around?

In other words, when decrypting a file, is it necessary to know whether it was encrypted with PGP or GPG?
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