Encryption masters PGP claim that the whole disk encryption kit Microsoft will make available via Vista is no threat to similar offerings by PGP, which they claim are superior. Microsoft has recently been pushing its BitLocker software as the solution people need when keeping important data on their laptops that they don't want to fall into the wrong hands.

In contrast, PGP marketing manager Jamie Cowper reckons its encryption toolset should be an integral part of an ongoing security strategy.