Compression — WinRAR
Data is compressed almost all the time when it moves over the wire to reduce download time and transfer sizes. WinRAR uses a more advanced compression algorithm than classic ZIP, which is why we chose it for this test. It's also able to scale across multiple processor cores.
Compression — 7-Zip
Another popular compression software is 7-Zip, which includes a benchmark that measures the integer instruction rate (MIPS) using the ZIP algorithm. It makes good use of multiple threads, when available.
Encryption — VeraCrypt
Encryption is the cornerstone for today's security on the Internet, ensuring that not everybody can see your data as it travels through various routers on the way to its final destination. VeraCrypt, which is based on the disk-encryption software TrueCrypt, enables open-source encryption for your disk drives without any backdoors. The application comes with a multi-threaded performance test that measures the rate at which data can be encrypted. We are using the AES algorithm for our testing.