A lot of people prefer using PGP Desktop as a replacement for Lotus Notes or WordPerfect Livebooks for their corporate intranet network. However, the truth is that PGP is quite different from these systems in many ways, primarily because it offers a much more robust security system. If you're considering switching to a new Intranet platform in the near future, then PGP is one tool that you might want to look into. Here's what you need to know about PGP Desktop, and how it compares to other popular products.
Most importantly, you should remember that PGP Desktop offers far more than just encryption. You can use it to sign applications and documents, create and manage your own mail server, generate and store your very own keyring file, and more. Best of all, you don't have to use any kind of complicated compatibility tools for these features since the latest releases of PGP Desktop use the same protocols as the most widely used versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. With these tools in place, you can rest easy knowing that any modifications made to your system will automatically be encrypted and protected against hackers.
In order to make full use of PGP Desktop, you first need to create a free key, called a client key. The advantage of a client key is that it helps you establish a secure connection to the web server, making PGP Desktop the ideal solution for synchronizing various forms of data across different platforms. To generate your PGP key, go to your local source and download the latest release of FreePGP and install it onto a PC or laptop. Once installed, generate a new key with a desktop computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. Once you're finished, save the PGP key in a suitable location and then access the key on any Internet Explorer based application to initiate a connection.