Edge Open PGP Command Line

Authora Encrypted Data Gateway Engine (EDGE):  

Authora’s Encrypted Data Gateway Engine (EDGE) Command Line Version (CLV) enables enterprise customers to easily secure automated enterprise-class e-commerce applications and batch processes using strong encryption and authentication technology to ensure complete end-to-end security. As a result, customers can easily incorporate strong encryption and authentication technology directly into mission-critical e-commerce processes across a wide range of database servers, web servers, ftp servers, business applications and client programs.  

Developed  for businesses requiring a way to exchange secure data with branch offices, vendors, and business partners.  Exchange electronic data securely and automate protection within applications, file transfers, transaction processes, and email using the strength of Open PGP encryption, (also works with X.509 Certs).  

Authora's Encrypted Data Gateway Engine, aka: "...the Edge" is a fully interoperable OpenPGP-compliant Command Line that runs on most Unix platforms, including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, IBM z/OS.  Edge also runs on Windows and is up to 4X's faster, 3X's smaller, has more functionality, and is less expensive than competitive products.  


EDGE is a command-line application that runs on Windows and on a variety of UNIX systems. Every command can be automated and integrated with existing process. EDGE can work on foreground and on background (UNIX background process).


  • o FreeBSD
  • o Linux on Intel (RedHat/SuSE)
  • o HP Tru64 UNIX
  • o Solaris Sparc 6, 8 & 9 (both 32 and 64 bits)
  • o Solaris Intel
  • o IBM AIX
  • o MacOS X
  • o Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT, XP
  • o For other platforms, please contact us    


EDGE allows you to send encrypted data using the recipients’ public key for encrypting data. The encrypted data can only be decrypted by the owner of the private key related to the public key used to encrypt the data. By using public-key encryption you eliminate the transfer of the secret password to the recipients and all password management when sending the same message for more than one recipient. Whomever the sender is, the recipient always decrypts the message with the same secret key.


Authora Encrypted Data Gateway Engine automates all operations from compressing, encrypting, and signing of files. On the recipient side, a reverse process can automatically verify the signature, decrypts and decompresses the files.

EDGE uses public-key cryptography to generate digitally signed data. By using a digitally signed message, the receiver of the message can be sure that the data has not been altered during its transfer. Moreover, the receiver can also be sure who the sender of the message is (proof of identity) by validating the signer’s public key. A digital signature contains a timestamp, informing the receiver when the signature was created.


EDGE provides options to let you configure the way you want to encrypt/decrypt messages. Everything from the way to get a passphrase to the compression level can be configured.  One application matching your way to handle e-business processes.


EDGE follows recommendations published in FIPS 140-2 from NIST (security level 4). For example, power-up tests can be activated to check the integrity of the cryptographic engine. Automatic tests on random numbers cannot be deactivated and work all the time as a red-alert system. If a test fails, EDGE automatically stops with an error.


EDGE  is compliant with the OpenPGP standard,  OpenPGP is the most widely used standard for securing emails and secure file transfer.  EDGE follows IETF RFC 1991 and IETF RFC 2440. In addition, EDGE uses the same syntax as other OpenPGP command-line product for an easy integration or replacement to an existing solution. A message encrypted with another OpenPGP client can be handled by EDGE. It is also possible to generate encrypted/signed message for older Open PGP clients like PGP 2.6.x or ViaCrypt PGP.  

 X.509 (Windows Only)

EDGE can use X.509 certificates to encrypt or verify signatures and X.509 secret keys to decrypt and sign messages. It can convert an X.509 certificate to an OpenPGP key to be freely distributed to other OpenPGP users.

  Conventional Encryption

EDGE allows you to encrypt a message symmetrically using a password.
Even if the recipient has no secret key, you can send your message securely.



On Windows, EDGE can use Smartcards to sign or to decrypt a message. The secret key stays on a secure support and is accessed only using the software provided by the manufacturer of the Smartcard. Once the Smartcard is removed, there is no way to sign or decrypt messages with that secret key.

  Elegant Key Management

EDGE provides a set of commands to manage your public and secret keys. You can generate new key pairs, add users, revoke keys and certify other keys, enabling/disabling keys and many other functions.

 Session Key 

Never compromise your secret key.  EDGE allows you to extract the session key from an encrypted file. This session key can be used to decrypt that file only. This option allows you to give access (to decrypt) only the message you choose without compromising your secret key and all other messages already encrypted with your secret key.


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