Knox
Knox 2.2.0
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Knox is a uniquely integrated encryption and backup solution that makes securing your files easier than ever. Create as many encrypted vaults as you want, each with separate passwords. Then schedule automatic backups. You can even reformat USB sticks and external drives as encrypted Knox vaults - moving files between Macs has never been so simple and secure.

Knox uses the Mac OS X encrypted disk images feature, the technology behind FileVault, to protect your data. This means that your vaults are encrypted by the U.S. Government's new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with
What's New
Version 2.2.0:
  • Fixed: Bug monitoring vault mount status on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Knox once again able to keep a consistent list of mounted or dismounted vaults via its menubar or dock menu.
  • Fixed: Bug broken "Start on login" preference on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Fixed: Bug creating extra backup files in some circumstances.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later





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Knox User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Sampler commented on 06 Oct 2013
Agilebits release notes show the date for this version is 2012-09-13

See: https://agilebits.com/knox/mac/release_notes#v185
[Version 2.2.0]


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Rsmacupdate commented on 02 May 2013
It would be helpful if the REQUIREMENTS included all the range of Mac OS versions the app works with. It would let me as a user know that the app did or did not work with Mac OS Lion 10.8.3 for example.
[Version 2.2.0]

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Mondele replied on 10 Oct 2013
10.8.3 would be Mountain Lion, not Lion. Lion is 10.7
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Rsmacupdate commented on 02 May 2013
The developer's site is listed as Marko Karpinnen & Co.Llc. Shouldn't it be AgileBits?
[Version 2.2.0]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 02 May 2013
AgileBits acquired Knox in May 2010. Maybe the original developer joined their team and brought his talent with him. In any case, if you click on the link to visit the developer's site, it takes you to AgileBits.
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M31 reviewed on 27 Nov 2012
I could not be happier with this app. I tried so many others and had almost giving up. Then I thought about going to AgileBits website. I have used 1Password for some time now and love it. The people there have given unprecedented support. Sure enough I found Knox, EXACTLY what I had been looking for. Because of the flawlessly performance of iPassword and fantastic support I have experienced with AgileBits I didn't even bother with the 30 day trial, I just purchased it. And as I said, I could not be happier.

Big Thanks to the developers for both 1Password and Knox!
[Version 2.2.0]


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H3L0 reviewed on 06 Sep 2012
What this is missing is something that should be standerd, the ability to create ssl encrypted zip and rar files!
[Version 2.1.15]

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manleyPower replied on 07 Feb 2013
What benefit would that bring, when Knox already creates encrypted disk images? If you need encrypted zips, you maybe want to try Keka. BTW ssl is not an encryption algorithm but a network protocol.
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Bobcunningham reviewed on 13 Aug 2011
The latest Knox used with Lion opens a phantom vault that was deleted way back. If I double click on the icon, it loops opening a blank window with no files. I have to quit Knox in order to kill the loop.

This phantom vault is not listed in the vault preferences, ergo cannot seem to get rid of it.
[Version 2.1.7]


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Lightning reviewed on 05 Aug 2011
Fixed error unmounting vaults on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion but now it will not open at all for me. Worked great in Snow Leopard.
[Version 2.1.5]

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@timi replied on 09 Oct 2011
So how does that make it 0.5 stars?
This should be an email to the developer, not a 0.5 star rating.
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Xplicit reviewed on 05 Aug 2011
This has been working flawlessly for me ever since. Good job.
The only downside is the price, especially since Knox is using OS X built-in features for some of it's core features.
[Version 2.1.5]


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Timmyb commented on 29 Jun 2011
Would be great if they could develop a utility that can mount/read the encrypted files on Windows.
[Version 2.0.8]

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Psychiatry replied on 15 Mar 2014
The vaults Knox creates are Mac OS X Sparsebundles. These are Mac specific.

Yes it would be great to be able to read them in Windows. But to do so would require creating
1. An HFS File system reader for Windows - that needs to be updated whenever Apple updates OS X.
2. A sparsebundle utility to mount and read the encrypted files. This also has to be updated whenever Apple updates OS X.

Since there are few customers for these features, I doubt the developer wants to devote time and money to this feature - roughly $150 an hour for months of work every year.
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Akrobat reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
Tried this app.
Very strange. All the vaults I created don't ask for the password even though I created encrypted vaults.

Tried a number of times... no luck. Anyone can see and open your stuff. Made a test vault called 'test' which worked. Tried another called 'tost'. Worked also. If it does'nt start with a 't' it doesn't work. What the heck is going on with this?
[Version 2.0.8]

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@timi replied on 04 Aug 2011
Are you sure you didn't check the little box that says "Remember my password" when opening one of them?
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Psychiatry replied on 15 Mar 2014
You set it to store your password in your Keychain. Anytime you open the disk, your Mac looks at the keychain for the password.

What you can do is to erase the entry for your disk in your Keychain by opening up Keychain Manager and to it from there.
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Hamdi had trouble on 24 May 2010
Beware! Something is wrong here! This version (2.0) ate away my licensed copy. It does not accept my license after I downloaded and replaced it with mine (bought from Macupdate). I just happened to be a trial customer all of a sudden. Obviously the owner's changed, and here we are not notified of, or warned against, any surprizes. What a practice!
[Version 2.0]

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Macsterdam replied on 25 May 2010
Both the original developer as well as the new owner (Agile) have sent out (long) emails explaining the sale of Knox. In Agile's email you will find a download link to version 2 of Knox, plus a new serial. So, if you're a registered user, you should have received these emails. If not, do check your spam folder. In case nothing's there either, contact the Agile, and they'll sure sort your problem.

I'm a long time user of both Knox and Password (Agile), and have received nothing but excellent support!
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Darylf2 replied on 25 May 2010
Agile is a very trustworthy company. I'm sure they'll help you work this out.

sam.wheat rated on 08 Jun 2011

[Version 2.0.8]



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AndresAn rated on 20 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.8]



Simplymac rated on 11 Dec 2010

[Version 2.0.8]


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Knox is a uniquely integrated encryption and backup solution that makes securing your files easier than ever. Create as many encrypted vaults as you want, each with separate passwords. Then schedule automatic backups. You can even reformat USB sticks and external drives as encrypted Knox vaults - moving files between Macs has never been so simple and secure.

Knox uses the Mac OS X encrypted disk images feature, the technology behind FileVault, to protect your data. This means that your vaults are encrypted by the U.S. Government's new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit or 128-bit key length. The AES algorithm is secure, but don't take our word for it: even the NSA has found its strength to be sufficient for protecting classified national security information. The implication? Your data will be safe whether it's a rogue kid or a rogue nation going after it.

And because the encrypted disk images are supported as standard in Mac OS X, Knox vaults - including whole disks encrypted with Knox - can be opened even without Knox installed.


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