Mac OS X and Supported Versions of Symantec Encryption Desktop (Formerly PGP Desktop)

Article:TECH174563  |  Created: 2011-11-16  |  Updated: 2014-12-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174563
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Subject

Issue



Which versions of Symantec Encryption Desktop (Formerly PGP Desktop) are supported on Mac operating systems?


Environment



 

Mac OS X and Symantec Encryption Desktop :

TIP: For more information on System Requirements for Symantec Encryption Desktop, please see KB article TECH224417.

 

Mac OS X 10.10 - Yosemite

 

Mac OS X 10.10 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 MP6 (Build 15917)

CAUTION: Compatibility with CoreStorage: CoreStorage may be applied, by default, to your Mac OS X 10.10 drives. Symantec Encryption Desktop is not compatible with CoreStorage drives. In order to install Encryption Desktop, you must disable CoreStorage. In addition, in order to prevent future issues, including issues with an encrypted disk, do not re-enable CoreStorage after Encryption Desktop has been installed and your drive has been encrypted. Failure to do so could result in data that cannot be recovered. This issue will be resolved in a future release of the product. [3653114]

NOTE: Mac OS X 10.10.1 is currently not compatible with any Symantec Encryption Desktop products.  See article TECH227038 for more details.

 

Mac OS X 10.9 - Mavericks

 

Mac OS X 10.9.0 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.1 MP1 (Build 13266) through 10.3.2 GA (Build 15238)
Mac OS X 10.9.1 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.1 MP1 (Build 13266) through 10.3.2 MP1 (Build 15337)
Mac OS X 10.9.2 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.1 MP1 (Build 13266) through 10.3.2 MP1 (Build 15337)
Mac OS X 10.9.3 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.1 MP1 (Build 13266) through 10.3.2 MP2 (Build 15413)
Mac OS X 10.9.4 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 GA (Build 15238) through 10.3.2 MP3 (Build 15495)
Mac OS X 10.9.5 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 MP5 (Build 15704) through 10.3.2 MP6 (Build 15917)

 

 

**It is recommended to install the latest version of Symantec Drive Encryption on the latest version of Mavericks as listed above.

 

NOTE: Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.1 MP1 is supported on Mavericks, however BootCamp support with Symantec Drive Encryption has been removed from this version.  BootCamp will still be fully supported on Mac OS X 10.8 with 10.3.1 MP1.  Starting with the release of Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2, Symantec Encryption Desktop will not be compatible with Apple BootCamp on any Apple Mac OS X systems.

 

 

Mac OS 10.8 - Mountain Lion

Mac OS X 10.8.0 through 10.8.2 -Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 MP5*
Mac OS X 10.8.2 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 through 10.3.1 GA (Recommended for both Mac OS X 10.8.2 and 10.8.3) .
Mac OS X 10.8.3 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 MP5 (build 5033) through 10.3.1 GA
Mac OS X 10.8.4 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 MP2 (Build 9269) through 10.3.1 MP1.  All previous versions of Symantec Drive Encryption should not be used on this version.
Mac OS X 10.8.5 - Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.1  (Build 13100) through 10.3.2 MP6 (Build 15917) - Any prior versions of Symantec Drive Encryption should not be used with this OS version.

 

Mac OS 10.7 - Lion

10.2.0 (not recommended for Lion)
10.2 MP1
10.2 MP2
10.2 MP3
10.2 MP4
10.2 MP5
10.2.1 MP2
10.2.1 MP3 (Recommended for 10.7.4 and below)
10.2.1 MP4
10.2.1 MP5
10.3.0 (Recommended if running Mac OS X 10.7.5)
10.3.1 GA
10.3.1 MP1 

 

Mac OS 10.6 - Snow Leopard

10.0.0
10.0.1
10.0.1
10.0.2
10.0.3
10.1.0
10.1.2
10.2.0
10.2 MP1
10.2 MP2
10.2 MP3
10.2 MP4
10.2 MP5
10.2.1
10.2.1 MP2
10.2.1 MP3 (recommended)
10.2.1 MP4 (not recommended)
10.2.1 MP5 (not recommended)
10.3.0 (not supported)

 

* NOTE: Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 (formerly PGP Desktop) is not supported on OS X 10.6.

 

 

Mac OS 10.5 - Leopard

9.8.0
9.8.1
9.8.1
9.8.3
9.9.0
9.9.1
9.12
10.0.0
10.0.1
10.0.2
10.0.3
10.1.0
10.1.2
10.2.0
10.2 MP1
10.2 MP2
10.2 MP3
10.2 MP4
10.2 MP5 (recommended)
*10.2.1 (not supported)

 

*Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above is recommended for Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1.  The Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 Release Notes incorrectly state Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.1 is supported on Mac OS X 10.5.  Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.2.0 MP5 is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5.

 

 

Mac OS 10.4 - Tiger

9.8.0
9.8.1
9.8.2
9.8.3
9.9.0
9.9.1
9.12 

 

 

Mac OS - PowerPC

Please note that the "PowerPC" platform is only supported until PGP Desktop 9.12. Support was removed since 10.0 which only runs on the Intel platform.

 

This is documented in the release notes for 9.12 and 10.0:

9.12 supports Apple Mac OS X 10.4.x, 10.5.x (Intel or PowerPC)

10.0 supports Apple Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x (Intel)

 


Solution



Please refer to the Release Notes of each build for more details.

 





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