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ASPG Announces MegaCryption EnhancementsNaples, FL—January 3, 2013—Nothing is safe in today's ultra-connected world, when thieves in basements around the world are trying their best to get their hands on your sensitive data and send it to underground BBSe

Naples, FL—January 3, 2013—Nothing is safe in today's ultra-connected world, when thieves in basements around the world are trying their best to get their hands on your sensitive data and send it to underground BBSes for prying eyes to see. That's what makes ASPG's MegaCryption so important. ASPG is constantly evolving MegaCryption and has released some important updates, placing it even further ahead of both competitors and criminals.

The newest release of MegaCryption adds some important features. The symmetric encryption and decryption algorithms have been improved to inter-operate with IBM's DB2 Distributed Data Facility feature. In addition, two new symmetric algorithms have been added: IDEA 128-bit and ARC4 128-bit. Another noteworthy improvement is the addition of the SHA-512 hashing algorithm. Keeping current with features like 512-bit encryption helps keep your data as cryptographically safe as is possible.

Data security and encryption is not something to be taken lightly—in some cases, it is enforced by government mandates--and ASPG knows there is generally far less safety in obscure, proprietary encryption methods than public systems that have been analyzed for years by cryptography professionals, which is a primary reason why MegaCryption is based on open standards of encryption. Further, the MegaCryption software allows administrators to choose from multiple encryption standards such as AES, CAST-5, DES, Triple DES, and Blowfish – exponentially increasing security. These are time-tested, well-known methods that have survived intense scrutiny from the world's leading encryption experts. 

As it was engineered specifically for IBM's mainframe systems z/OS and OS/390, MegaCryption executes very quickly—most users report negligible or unnoticeable extra time required to work with it. It's easy to install and implement, and thereafter can be used as a stand-alone step or easily called by custom applications – all of which are features highly sought after by system administrators.

“We’ve taken a world-class product in MegaCryption and made it even better,” said ASPG President Cathryn Thompson. “Would-be data thieves don’t stand still, and neither do we. We have decades of experience in continually making our products better – and that’s one thing that will never change at ASPG.”

Anyone interested in improving the security and efficiency of their system is welcome to contact ASPG by phone at 800-662-6090 (Toll-Free) or 239-649-1548 (US/International), 239-649-6391 (fax) or via email at aspgsales@aspg.com