Thousands of organizations around the world use PKWARE’s industry-leading solutions to encrypt and compress sensitive data. But what if an organization needs to send encrypted data to an individual, partner, or other third party who does not own a compression and encryption program?

ZIP Reader by PKWARE is a free tool for Windows users (also available for iOS and Android users through the App Store and Google Play) that allows recipients to open ZIP files, including passphrase protected and digitally encrypted archives.

Remarkable ease of use

Available for free both to individuals and for commercial use, PKZIP features an intuitive interface that allows users to decrypt and open ZIP files simply by clicking on a file name or dragging and dropping a file onto the ZIP Reader icon.

Interoperability and flexibility

PKWARE’s ZIP Reader makes it easy to comply with data compression and protection policies, even when sharing large amounts of data with individuals outside the organization.

ZIP Reader decrypts files created by any PKWARE product, including PKZIP, SecureZIP, and PK Protect, regardless of platform. Windows users can use ZIP Reader to access files encrypted and compressed on Windows, MacOS, UNIX, Linux, IBM i, and z/OS systems.

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