WinZip® 18.5 Pro Enterprise Edition now compliant with FIPS 140-2 security standard; offers enterprise-wide encrypted file sharing over email, the cloud, SharePoint and Amazon S3

MANSFIELD, CONNECTICUT – May 28, 2014 — / — Introducing WinZip® 18.5 Enterprise, a new suite of applications with robust security features including FIPS 140-2 compliance. Now it’s easy for corporate and government customers to implement enterprise-level encryption across their workforce and protect critical data. Organizations can boost productivity while taking advantage of secure file sharing across email, enterprise platforms and the cloud.

The WinZip 18.5 Enterprise suite includes the new WinZip 18.5 Pro Enterprise Edition which has been updated to deliver FIPS 140-2 compliance along with a streamlined UI, direct access to instant messaging, and simplified cloud navigation and sharing.

Designed for global, multi-user environments, WinZip 18.5 Enterprise provides powerful encryption options (including FIPS 140-2 compliance and FIPS 197 validation), easy file sharing and customizable IT controls. Updates include:

  • WinZip® 18.5 Pro Enterprise Edition: Now with FIPS 140-2 compliance in Windows FIPS mode, WinZip 18.5 Pro Enterprise Edition offers the full power of WinZip 18.5 Pro along with SharePoint and Amazon S3 integration. Boost your organization’s productivity by making it fast and easy to unzip files, create zip files, and send files across email, enterprise platforms, as well as IT-approved instant messaging, cloud and social media accounts. New enhancements in 18.5 include direct support for instant messaging, integration with MediaFire and Zipshare®, and a streamlined interface that simplifies file navigation and cloud sharing.
  • Enterprise Controls: Network administrator options make it easy for IT departments to control file sharing and protect corporate information. Companies can keep information safe with WinZip by managing which cloud storage, instant messaging, social media and file sharing services employees are allowed to access, and enforce encryption and password protocols, including FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 197 compliance during the process.
  • Enterprise Installation and Configuration Guide: Updated documentation makes it easy to configure WinZip 18.5 Enterprise for your organization’s file sharing needs and ensures a fast and smooth deployment process.
  • WinZip® Express™ Add-Ons for Explorer, Office, SharePoint and Photos: WinZip 18.5 Express Add-Ons give users faster access to commonly used sharing features. Zip files, convert files, encrypt and share from one place, without launching the full WinZip 18.5 Pro application. The all-new WinZip Express Add-On for Office, along with the updated WinZip® Express™ for Explorer, SharePoint and Photos, offer FIPS 140-2 compliance and a new, modernized UI.

“In today’s corporate environment, security and encryption have never been more important. Easy file sharing has simplified the way we work, but without the right protection, unfortunately it can also leave organizations at risk. With the new WinZip 18.5 Pro Enterprise, we’re giving government and corporate accounts the controls they need to boost productivity while keeping information safe. Extended FIPS 140-2 compliance gives IT the power to easily protect important information and manage how employees exchange files in accordance to their regulatory obligations. A modernized UI and new Express Add-Ons give users direct access to the zip and file sharing features they use most. It’s never been simpler for organizations to safely share and collaborate,” said Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip.

WinZip 18.5 Enterprise Availability
The WinZip 18.5 Enterprise suite is now available in 13 languages worldwide including English, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean.

WinZip offers affordable and flexible volume licensing discounts and maintenance options for organizations of all sizes — from small businesses to large enterprise accounts. For more information about WinZip multi-user software licensing options, the new WinZip 18.5 Enterprise, and the WinZip Express Add-Ons, please visit or contact

WinZip has also released new multi-lingual versions of WinZip 18.5 and WinZip 18.5 Pro. To access a free trial, please visit

About WinZip
WinZip is trusted by millions of businesses and consumers to boost productivity, simplify file sharing and keep information private. The world’s number one compression and encryption software, WinZip offers apps for all of today’s most popular platforms and devices, giving users a better way to exchange files in the cloud, email and social media. WinZip’s product line also includes powerful utilities to improve system performance and help keep PCs secure. WinZip is part of the Corel family of companies. For more information about WinZip, please visit

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Sr. Communications Manager

Source: WinZip