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I al looking for a less expensive option to PGP command line, any recomendations?
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EMJSRCommented:
What exactly do you need in terms of features? Just for files? If so, give this a shot:

http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads

I've been using TrueCrypt for a number of years privately, even when PGP was used at work. TrueCrypt is only for file encryption though (including partitions and system drive)

Alternatively you can try this one:

 http://www.axantum.com/axcrypt/
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
We do need more info, would you like others to be able to open these files, is it just you, are they to be shared over and over? More details are needed, as there are 1001, and only 1001 possible applications you can use for cryptography.
-rich
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Dave HoweSoftware and Hardware EngineerCommented:
if all you want is command line, then GnuPG is the way to go. It is format-compatible with pgp, so all your old pgp code will still work once you move the keyring across.
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Randy MadejAuthor Commented:
What we are trying to do is some one is going to write a script to say go to this file run the encryption program on this file and them stop, yes a customer will have a key to open the file once they pick it up off our ftp.
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EMJSRCommented:
In that case definitely have a look at DaveHowe's suggestion and go with GnuPG as it is essentially an Open Source PGP version.
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
You could also just use 7zip to make a password protected zip file or 7zip file... how accessible does it need to be? Will the customer expect to have to install GPG/PGP in order to get to the data? If it's a WinZip (.zip) protection, most modern OS's allow you to access a pwd'd zip file without the need for 3rd party software... A 7z container would require 7zip, winrar, winzip or other to access it, but .zip is pretty universal.
7zip command line to create a password protected zip archive:
7za a output_filename.zip -tzip -mem=AES256 -pPASSWORD_HERE -mx0 c:\path\to\file
-rich
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Dave HoweSoftware and Hardware EngineerCommented:
7z is a good choice for fixed passwords - for PKI, you need gpg or similar. Both can be automated easily :)
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
Correct, I wanted the make sure the author knew both methods, and that with GPG/PGP you can use a passphrase/password to protect or use the exchange of public keys, which makes the acceptability of the files limited to those who have the private key. if the managment of keys is something the client isn't comfortable with, then it may be best to use passwords...
-rich
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AlexPaceCommented:
Robo-FTP is a scriptable FTP client with built-in PGP encryption and decryption.

As to whether it is less expensive, well that depends on your point of view. I wouldn't buy it for home use on some hobby or entertainment reason like syncing my media players but we use it at work to automate various file-related tasks that could cost us money (or at least cost us good-will) if they fail.  Since we expect to run indefinitely and developers come and go for us buying software that comes with renewable support is in our best interest.  Your situation may be very different.
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