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AutonomyCentral (was VaultletSuite 2 Go) is industrial strength privacy protecting software that's a snap to use and installs on your hard drive or your thumb/USB drive. AutonomyCentral v3.0 by Valeso is the successor to VaultletSoft's VaultletSuite 2 Go v2.9.9

AutonomyCentral uses Open Source 2048 bit RSA public key and 256 AES encryption to protect and control your valuable information wherever you and USB drive may roam, and provides the following services:

VaultletMail: Not only do you get secure spam-free email, but you're in charge too: you can control whether your messages are printed, archived or more...

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Reorganized and beautified VaultletMail, ControlPanel and login screens along with a brand new, super easy, VaultletFiler Drag 'n' Drop (DnD).
  • PasswordValet becomes SecureNotes, while the SpecialDelivery Viewer is promoted to first class, always up-to-date application status.
  • AutonomyCentral also includes two fast and easy ways to switch from one app to another without having more...

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5.8
  • Java 6

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Pirx Member IconComment+208
Pirx
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Pretty darn good! Love it.

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Version 3.0
Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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FYI, this does work on PPC machines that are running 10.5.8.

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Version 2.9.9
Pirx Member IconReview+208
Pirx
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Not bad at all, basing on the old concept of webmail on a secure server PLUS an e-mail client that seems to go through an encrypted connection and seems to be using IMAP.

Messages that you send to others are tag-lined "Send me a secure VaultletMail message anytime, anywhere!
https://production.vaultletsoft.com/dropbox?to=". If the recipient does use the webmail interface to reply to the message, there seems to be complete end-to-end encryption.

If you have got something secret to communicate - say, you sit in China negotiating this important deal, well knowing that all and any communication is being in intercepted by state security organs and forwarded to the Chinese business partner (that still is standard practise) - having VaultletSuite handle the e-mails would certainly increase the degree of difficulty of spying on your communication and putting you checkmate by preempting your negotiation strategy.

For the standard SOHO the server solution is much too expensive, but on a corporate level it may be interesting to have the client/server solution with your own domain, say in areas where compliance is an issue (law firms, pharmaceutical research labs, patent conulstancies, security firms, government, NGO).

VaultLetmail does what it says, it says what it does.

For convenient, secure end-to-end encryption and daily e-mail communication, however, the solution is still GNUPG/PGP, especially in case of small organisations.

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Version 2.7.2
rampancy Member IconComment+127
rampancy
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This was echoed earlier, but if you use their "Standard" account (quite limited but good enough for typical usage by most people) for personal use, the app and the accompanying service are free - otherwise, the service itself is for-pay.

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Version 2.7
Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva
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This appears to be a commercial for-pay product.

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Version 2.6.2
Dom21
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Yeah. What does this thing COST? If it's on the website they've hidden it well! I want to know this before installing the pkg. Thanks.

Vaultletsoft Inc. (developer)
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Hi Peter,

Your observation is partially correct - The VaultletSuite 2 Go is simultaneously a free, demo, and an payed online subscription service.

That means that it's a hybrid, and thus has no easily checked off category that it belongs to.

Here's a bit of detail on the differentiation between the 3 type of free and pay subscriptions:

1) Basic subscription: individuals get this for free for personal use. This option could be considered freeware.

2) "Blue" subscription: non-profits, educational institutions and the press get this type of account for free, renewable on a yearly basis. Everyone else gets their first year for free and thereafter either pays for it (with money, referrals, and/or beta testing) service or drops back to the "Basic" option. This option could be considered demoware-ish.

3) "Gold" subscription: everybody pays for this, the groups who get the "Blue" version for free get this version for half price. This is a straight up "pay to use" service.

What's the distinction in functionality between the three types?

1) The "Basic" accounts provide individuals with easy to use, multilingual and portable crypto as an online service only.

2) "Blue" accounts have numerous email propagation control and controlled attachment viewing features added in.

3) Finally, the "Gold" accounts (will) allow senders to control a number of different file types sent as attachments.

And now, for the final distinction between the "Basic", "Blue" and "Gold" accounts: the "Blue" and "Gold" accounts should both include offline functionality by the time the VaultletSuite 2 Go reaches v3.0.

I hope this helps to explain the differences in pricing, licensing and functionality. Thanks for taking the time to comment on the lack of clarity in published license type.

Best regards,

Rick

Vaultletsoft Inc. (developer)
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Hi Dom21,

Good question, and thanks for asking. Here's the URL to the pricing information: https://www.vaultletsoft.com/products/vaultletsuite-client-pricing.html

Best,

Rick

garbancito Member IconReview+1
garbancito
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Pros: Version 2.6 is quite nice - it's secure, easy to use, and looks pretty good (especially so considering that it's a Java app running on OS X) Kudos to VaultletSoft!

The amount of new features, usability improvements and GUI polishing that this version has compared to v2.3 (which I last reviewed here) is phenomenal.

Watching this software mature over the last few major releases has been a pleasure (if not a bit more clicking that I would have liked) and should now be even easier to follow since they've finally given OS X the same level of integration that their Linux and Windows versions already had.

They've included everything I really needed and more, so now it's a matter of picking nits and talking about what I'd like to see in future releases.

Cons: The VaultletFiler app is still pretty minimalist. I'd like to see VaultletSoft implement the ability to manage multiple files within a nested directtory structure. Still, this is something I'd like to have, not something I need.

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Version 2.6
Beff Member IconComment+4
Beff
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I like to furter use your serveces. Fore now my PowerBook is offline, - i'm in the mountens of Norway, and will be til end of Nowember. Will contact you then. Tanks for your reminder. With regards, Terje Christiansen

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Version 2.3.5
bugugly Member IconReview+0
bugugly
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A noble effort. Well thought out in terms of it actually providing security instead of just a bunch more security hype. A welcome relief from the continuous barrage of hype without substance security wares being peddled these days.

The interface is not the prettiest, but I think that goes to the hype v substance. Give some of us who desire it substance now, pretty it up later.

I am no fan of auto-updates that don't tell me exactly what they are doing to my machine and why. At least give me a link to click or something so I can see what you say should happen, check it to what actually happens to my machine.

The most recent update from them just updated, no mention of details of what it did or why. Did it change file permissions, did it install new files? Give me details over user-friendly every time. This was a surprise considering the careful attention to security details on the initial install.

VaultletSuite would serve me better if they always lean toward careful attention to security details and letting me decide vs user friendly.

As long as we can trust them to always do the right thing, it is great stuff. But blind trust is counter to secure systems. Full and open disclosure should always be the top priority. Judging by the efforts to date, I think they will get this right, if there is such a thing as getting it right. Likely it is always going to be a balancing act, danger in going to far one way or the other. It is an incredibly easy to use product given the complexity of what it does.

Overall, vaultletsuite appears to be the best/only product to address email security issues in a substantive manner. Most email users don't know or care about these types of concerns enough to even understand the problem that is being addressed. It is nice to see somebody working on solutions for those of us who do care.

Congratulations to vaultletsoft for their efforts so far. My only request is that they try to always make sure first and foremost the concerns of the security paranoid are FULLY addressed.

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Version 2.3
Vaultletsoft Inc. (developer)
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Hello Bug,

Your comments about trusting the updater module are right on the money, and will be addressed in the next major update, v2.4. The ability to inform the user about the motivation and extent of the changes is currently stubbed in within the Updater module - as a result of you taking the time to speak your mind, it's now at the top of the list of v2.4's new features.

Personally, I'm fond of Firefox's update process, which links to a web page that allows you to drill down to see what is the motivation for the update before proceeding. I envision doing something similar to this.

For the record, most incremental updates only touch two jar files in the installation directory: the main VaultletSuite jar, and the translation jar. The two of these files amount to about 300K, and are simply swapped with the outdated jars as the Updater finishes up. Of course, without being notified, you wouldn't know that, so I can definitely empathize with your position.

Concerning "medium sized" updates (as the Updater module describes 3-4 MB downloads to users), the changes slated to be made to the Updater module for v2.4 will require that the outdated Updater download a partial installation utility similar to (but significantly smaller than) the original installer which will then autorun, but still allow you to exit from the process if you wish. After that, future "medium sized" updates will contain an option to manually download and install them yourself too.

I'll make sure that everybody's advised of the 2.4 release before it takes place, so that it's not a surprise. Between now and then, there may be a couple of patches released that deal with improvements to the new account wizard and bug patches, but I don't envision them being obligatory (since the bugs fixed don't jeopardize security or have destructive effects), so you can skip them until v2.4 is released.

Thanks again for your feedback. As a result, everybody benefits

Rick

sachi Member IconReview+21
sachi
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Pros:
Industrial Strength Open Source 2048 bit RSA public key and 256 AES encryption, I looked for this but not to many company ofer this with such price, at list I did not find. Tried Hushmail but it offer only web interface and quickly expire.

Its nice to have all in one: mail, file, passwords protections.

Good to be able to install it on USB drive.

Cons:
Interface is to much MS Windows like, GUI can be inmprooved in next relizes. Maybe it will be more user frandly if will be in one window for all stuff with tabs not separate windows for everything: pass, mail, files

It confusing that after instalations you have looking a bit for app you need, in a mane derectory is a lot of apps and all of them just connect you to developer site, it could be done from menu.

Lack of Bcc option when sending messages.

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It will be nice to se ability to send secure emails to extarnal mailboxes
with secure word to be able open message

2balanced
Oleksandr Tymchenko

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Version 2.3
igone Member IconReview+0
igone
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In the last few years, I've had the privilege to use VaultletSuite 2 Go, and I am very pleased with its performance. I especially like the spam free e-mail and the capability of sending and receiving encrypted e-mail messages. I highly support Rick's work and applaud his commitment to making secured technology available to non-profit organizations.

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Version 2.3
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Downloads 11,296
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Date 13 Jan 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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