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ProtectStar™ was founded in 2004 by German security expert Chris Bohn in a small storage facility in Bradenton.
Today, ProtectStar™ has more than 1,000,000 customers in 123 countries, from industrial, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users.

ProtectStar™ was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in smartphones.

In 2006, it released the award-winning Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion.
The company's iShredder™, released in 2011, is the leading Android and iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files.

Since 2016, ProtectStar™ is one of the first companies to apply artificial intelligence and deep learning to cybersecurity. The coming new revolutionary technologies provides real-time prevention and unmatched zero-day attack protection for endpoints and mobile.

2017

September

The new iLocker™ for Mac® is the first product of a new smart safety family.
With iLocker™ it is easy to protect apps with a password and to monitor personal data from unauthorized access.

July

The new Data Shredder for Mac® is available.
The minimalist in military grade deletion for macOS® exceeds government and industry standard for the permanent erasure of digital information.

April

The most popular app in secure deletion comes in a new revolutionary way: iShredder™ 5 for Android is now available on Play Store. With certified deletion algorithms, the app goes beyond international security standard.

March

The new Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (ASDA) developed by ProtectStar Inc. replaces the ten years older Secure Deletion Algorithm, considered one of the safest data destruction methods. Alongside an AES-256 bit encryption cycle, the ASDA deletion method includes four cycles, which are processed in sequential order.

January

The new Micro Guard™ for Android™ - a high-secure microphone protection app - works perfectly together with Camera Guard™ that protects also the integrated camera of smartphone devices.

2016

December

iDelete™ Cleaner for iOS® replaces the popular iDelete™ iOS® app that became world-famous in 2013. The new software solution secure cleaning up temporary data on iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch devices.

November

Data Shredder for iOS® replaces the popular iShredder™ iOS® app.
The new solution surpasses military standards in secure deletion for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch devices.

October

After the successful launch of Camera Guard™ for macOS, the new innovative Camera Guard™ for Android™ makes sure that no hacker, spy or malware can observe users of Android™ smartphones.

Autumn

This has not been seen yet: Webcam- and microphone protection.
With Camera Guard™ we release a new and innovative safety solution for macOS®. The new product includes the intelligent Deep Detective™; a smart detective that reports even unknown attack attempts.

Spring

Ten years ago our developers released the first version of Data Shredder. Today, the award-winning secure data deletion tool has been released in the new version 5.0.
The solutions goes beyond international safety standards. ProtectStar™ Data Shredder™ has come to be one of the world’s most successful data deletion software for Microsoft™ Windows™ and Windows™ Server today.

2015

Summer

Nearly a decade had past for ProtectStar to win over half a million users. Then, in just a year's time, we've achieved a new milestone:
ProtectStar is saying "Thank You" to its more than 1,000,000 happy customers.

2014

Spring

ProtectStar™ is saying Thank you to its 500,000 users. Not just because of the success of TimeLock Android™ app. We at ProtectStar™ welcome each and every one of our half million users.

2013

August

The company's history is re-written: Just one week after its release, the new iDelete™ (temp file cleaner) app for iOS™ has been downloaded so frequently, that it has been ranked in the top 1000 utility app's in 118 countries, and reached the rank of the top 10 in 53 countries.

Summer

ProtectStar™ discovered a serious vulnerability in an operating system of a famous California company. ProtectStar™ helps to rectify this security issue, and make the operating system for millions of users more secure. <More>

May

ProtectStar™ released its newest security app for iOS™: Thanks to iCrypter™, you can now convert your iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod™ into a highly secure encryption device, to keep incoming and outgoing messages like sms, iMessage™ or e-Mail totally secure.
iCrypter™ has been downloaded over 6,000 times in 61 countries after just seventy hours of its release.

January

The 'iShredder™ China' was released specifically for the Chinese market. After five days of its release, the app has been downloaded over 10,000 times, and has reached #5 of the Top 10 Utility apps.

2012

The most secure safe in the world,
that fits in your pocket

The new iTreasure™ app gives users a highly secure data vailt for their mobile iOS™ devices.

2011

iShredder™ has been released

ProtectStar™ does it again with iShredder™, protecting Apple™ iPhone™, iPad™ and iPod™ users against third parties restoring deleted files. Because of the success of iShredder™, ProtectStar™ become the market leader in data erasure of iOS™ devices.

2008

Tailor-made security concepts

Tailor-made security concepts for our clients in business and industry round off the range at ProtectStar™. Many reputable companies and public figures rely on our unrivalled data security solutions every day.

2007

ProtectStar™ encryption algorithm has been released

Our engineers release a highly secure encryption algorithm – the 512-bit, 24-step ProtectStar™ Extended AES© encryption algorithm is one of the toughest of its kind. ProtectStar™ also launches Secure Deletion Algorithm©, considered one of the safest data destruction methods currently known.

2006

Data Shredder has been released

Our developers release the first version of Data Shredder, for Microsoft™ Windows™ – a secure deletion solution that goes beyond international safety standards. Award-winning ProtectStar™ Data Shredder has come to be one of the world's most successful and popular secure data deletion packages today.

2005

Checking security of mobile devices

ProtectStar™ is the first company to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones.

2004

International Achievements

ProtectStar™ achieves international acclaim. The independent ProtectStar™ Testcenter begins intensive testing on security products from leading manufacturers in 2004, issuing thorough test reports followed with avid interest at trade fairs and in specialist magazines. The coveted ProtectStar™ Award goes to products that meet the stringent ProtectStar™ requirements.

Founded in November 2004

ProtectStar™ Inc. has founded in a small storage facility in Bradenton, FL, USA.