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McAfee Encryption

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders   

Introduction……………………………………………………………………………..
1 Initialize Removable Media…………………………………………………………
2 Recover Removable Media Password ……………………………………………

EEFF

McAfee® Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders (EEFF) uses powerful encryption technology to

allow you to protect information from access by unauthorized users. Your data is stored, managed, archived, and distributed as any other file is, however, it can be viewed only by those who have been granted access.

EEFF encrypts files and folders as per the policies assigned to users and/or systems. These policies are enforced by the McAfee ePO server.

EEFF acts as a persistent encryption engine. When a file is encrypted, it remains encrypted even when:

·         The file is moved or copied to another location

·         The file is moved out of an encrypted directory

EERM

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Removable Media (EERM) is a software solution built into EEFF that encrypts removable devices to protect data stored in the device.

Any attached removable storage can be protected with EERM. This feature also enables users to carry data securely on USB drives and access it on other computers.

When the removable USB media device is inserted into a system where EEFF is not installed, you are prompted for either the encrypted password or certificate to access the secure container on the device.

Individual files up to 4 GB in size can be placed on encrypted removable media.

Initialize Removable Media

When you insert a non-protected removable device on a client with EEFF installed and the policy for removable media is enabled, you are prompted to initialize the device.

You can also initiate initialization of the removable media using McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders client console.
IF YOU  HAVE DATA ON THE REMOVABLE MEDIA, BACK IT UP BEFORE YOU INITIALIZE!!!

1.  Click the McAfee icon on your taskbar.

2.  Select Manage Features | Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders.

3.   In the left pane, click Initialize device.

The Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders client console appears.

4.   In the Initialize Removable Media dialog box, if the Encrypted area section is enabled, set the amount of space (in GB) on the device that you want to protect.

The ability to decide on the size of the protected area depends on the removable media encryption policy enforced on the system or user.

The current encryption policy gives users the ability to decide on the size of the protected area if the removable media is larger than 64 GB.

5.   In the Authentication section, select Authentication password.

6.  Enter a password (must contain at least 8 characters, at least one upper case letter, at least one lower case letter, at least one number, and at least one symbol)

7.  Re-enter Password.

8.  Click Initialize.

Recover Removable Media Password

2.  Select Manage Features | Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders. The Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders client console appears.

3.  On the left pane, click Recover media. The Recover Authentication window appears.

4.  Click Recover.

5.  Select Authentication password (radio button)

6.  Enter new password

7.  Re-enter new password

8.  Click OK.

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