Customers who already have spyware protection can now save £15 on Steganos’s leading PC security suite

20 February 2005 - Steganos, European leader in providing security and privacy software for consumers and SMEs, has launched Steganos Security Suite Special Edition (SE) 2006. This includes nearly all the privacy protection tools that feature in the full version of Steganos Security Suite 2006, including Steganos Safe 8, Steganos Shredder and Steganos AntiTheft. The difference is that the special edition does not include Steganos AntiSpyware and this is reflected in the lower price of the Special Edition.

“We’ve launched this Special Edition following requests from customers who wanted the latest generation of Steganos Security Suite 2006, but who already had an AntiSpyware package,” says Katja Pryss, marketing manager, Steganos.

Steganos Security Suite SE 2006 costs £34.95 and is only available as a download through the Steganos website at

The Special Edition provides a comprehensive suite of tools for protecting all types of sensitive personal data:

•Steganos Safe 8 – With its high security 256-bit AES encryption algorithm, Safe 8 enables an unlimited number of secure virtual drives to be created, which can be opened using a key stored on a USB-Stick, digital camera or Active-Sync compatible mobile phone.
•Steganos Portable Safe – enables encrypted data to be stored on CD, DVD or USB sticks. Can be read on any computer without additional software, provided the password is available.
•Steganos Shredder – comprises a data shredder and deep cleaning shredder. Together, they enable users to ensure that data is destroyed beyond recovery. Three methods are available: simple overwriting, the technology of the US Department of Defense Dod5220.22-M/NISPOM 8-306, or the Gutmann method of overwriting 35 times. The deep cleaning shredder destroys the remains of previously deleted files to ensure that empty space on the hard drive does not contain any data that can be reconstituted.
•Internet Trace Destructor – destroys over 200 surf and work traces. With a mouseclick, traces can be removed from AIM and other instant messengers, Firefox, Google Toolbar and Desktop Search, Windows Media Player media lists, and search keywords from peer to peer networks. These can even be deleted automatically at the end of the browser or Windows session.
•Steganos Password Manager – enables access codes such as usernames and passwords to be entered automatically, for example on password protected websites.
•Steganography, data and email encryption – Steganos Security Suite 2006 can encrypt and hide sensitive data invisibly inside picture and audio files, so that they do not attract attention. The data is encrypted using the international standard AES with 256 bit keys. Emails can also be encrypted easily. The self-decrypting emails can be opened by the receiver without any additional software by simply entering the password.
•Steganos AntiTheft - gives a PC owner data on where their PC is being used so stolen machines can more easily be recovered

Steganos Security Suite also provides Anti-Crash-Protection. Updates within a generation of the software are free and automatic.

System requirements

•Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional
•Internet access
•27MB free disk space for installation
•Minimum screen resolution of 800x600; at least high colour (16 Bit)
•At least 40MB free memory, 60MB free memory recommended
•At least Pentium or comparable processor
•Mouse or other pointing device

Requirements for Steganos Safe8:
•Additional hard disk space is required for secure storage. The NFTS file system is required for the full use of 64GB secure drives. With the FAT32 file system, drives have a maximum possible size of 4GB.
•For the portable safe, a CD or DVD burner with corresponding software is required. Up to 8.5GB is required as temporary storage space for optimal use.
•The use of Steganos Portable Safes on computers without Steganos Safe8 installed requires administrator rights.
•Supported devices: ActiveSync-compatible devices (eg phones, PDAs); all devices that Windows recognises as a writeable storage device (eg USB keys, storage cards, digital cameras).
•Bluetooth must be supported by the computer and mobile phone for wireless unlocking to be supported.
•Storage devices and key devices are not supplied by Steganos.


Steganos Security Suite 2006 is available to download at now.


Download and boxed versions are £34.95.

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About Steganos

About Steganos: Founded in 1996 in Germany, Steganos offers a complete portfolio of user-friendly security and privacy products, including encryption/steganography, antivirus protection, personal firewall and internet anonymity software. Steganos has more than two million users throughout Europe, North America and Latin America. The company markets and sells its products through its website and through its growing network of global resellers, retailers and electronic software distributors. Steganos is a privately held company. For more information on Steganos, see:

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Published on: 12:00AM on 22nd February 2006