PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition End of Life

Article:TECH185736  |  Created: 2012-04-03  |  Updated: 2012-04-13  |  Article URL
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Symantec Corporation will be discontinuing the availability of Symantec™ PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition. This article details the key dates that are of importance to you.


End of Life: As of May 7th,  2012, Symantec Corporation will begin to End of Life (“EOL”) the product(s) identified in this notification, including any Maintenance Packs and/or patches for each version, in all released languages.

End of Availability: End of Availability will be November 7th, 2012. At this time, no additional product licenses will be available for purchase.

Standard Support: Provided the customer maintains a current maintenance contract for the products, Symantec will provide Standard Support for issues at all severity levels until November 7, 2014.

Partial Support: Partial Support begins on November 7, 2014. Our technical support engineers may provide you with known fixes/patches/workarounds, existing Maintenance Packs, or information from our Technical Knowledge Base in response to your request for assistance.

End of Support Life: As of January 15, 2017, Symantec will cease providing any and all levels of Standard Support or Partial Support, for all versions of Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition.


Symantec Product


End of Life Clock Begins

End of Standard Support and Start of Partial Support

End of Support

Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition


May 7th, 2012

November 7th, 2014

January 15th, 2017

Customers with current maintenance/support on Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition are entitled to migrate to Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption with Universal Server Limited free of charge as part of your maintenance/support subscription for supported licenses.

Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption with Universal Server Limited offers the following features and key benefits:

Key Features

  • Centralized management–Automatic, centralized policy enforcement with single web-based management console for all clients.
  • Easy passphrase and machine recovery–Local self-recovery, one-time-use token and other recovery options.
  • Built PGP strong–High performance, optimized, and strong encryption, built with PGP Hybrid Cryptographic Optimizer (HCO) technology. FIPS 140-2 validated, CAPS-approved, DIPCOG-approved, CC EAL 4+ certification.
  • User-friendly–Background encryption with throttle capabilities. Fewer passwords to remember with support for Windows single sign-on.

Key Benefits

  •  Comprehensive multi-platform coverage - PGP Whole Disk Encryption software provides consistent protection across enterprise desktops and servers.
  • Rapid deployment – Deploys full disk encryption with little user disruption and with options for silent installation.
  • Part of a long term enterprise security strategy – Whole disk encryption adds protection to email, file and folder with the same client. Supports integration with partner technology from Guidance Software and Intel, among others.
  • High performance – Utilize AES-NI hardware in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems for greater performance.

 To learn more about this new product release, please visit:

Additional Resources

For more information regarding Content Updates or the services provided in Standard Support or Partial Support, please refer to the Symantec Enterprise Technical Support Policy at the link below or contact your Symantec Account Manager:

We also recommend that you periodically check our website for End of Life and End of Support Life information for your specific Licensed Software.

Symantec is committed to helping our customers achieve success with their Symantec solutions. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact your Symantec Partner or your Symantec Corporation Account Manager.

Thank you for using Symantec products.

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