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Your Endpoint Data Protection 10|3 Webcast Questions Answered

Created: 30 Mar 2010 • Updated: 05 Nov 2012
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Shilpi Dey - Product Marketing Manager

PGP Universal Server 3.0 Administrator's Guide Last week, we held a webcast on the PGP Endpoint Data Protection 10/3.  Here's a link to the replay [registration required].  I ran out of time to answer all of the questions, but there were so many good ones so I decided to write a post to answer them.

Q:  Does PGP Whole Disk Encryption work on Windows 7? Can PGP Whole Disk Encryption integrate with Active Directory for a single password for PGP and the workstation?  When a user changes their AD password would this change their PGP passphrase as well?

A: Yes, PGP Whole Disk Encryption supports Microsoft® Windows7. For a detailed list of technical specifications, please visit http://www.pgp.com/products/wholediskencryption/index.html. PGP® Whole Disk Encryption can be centrally managed by PGP Universal Server which integrates with Microsoft Active Directory. For PGP Whole Disk Encryption Single Sign-On to work properly, the user must change the password for Single-Sign On using the Change Password… feature in the Windows Security dialog box, which you access by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Q: Does PGP Whole Disk Encryption run on Server platforms?

A: Yes. PGP Whole Disk Encryption supports Windows Server 2008 and 2003. For a detailed list of technical specifications, please visit http://www.pgp.com/products/wholediskencryption/index.html.

Q: I run a one person shop.  I don't have a server.  I use a laptop for a workstation.  What would I use for disk encryption on this laptop?

A: The ideal solution for this scenario is PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition. It is a centrally managed PGP Whole Disk Encryption solution tailored for small companies, where the management component is an application that can run on any Windows machine. For more information, please visit http://www.pgp.com/products/packages/pgp_wde_we/index.html

Q: What is PGP Universal server?  Is it a separate product from PGP Whole Disk Encryption?

A: PGP Whole Disk Encryption is a full disk encryption solution for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems. PGP Whole Disk Encryption can be centrally managed by PGP Universal Server, which is Cent OS-based software that can run on most servers. PGP Universal Server provides organizations with a single console to manage multiple encryption applications. IT organizations can manage users, automate administrative activities and establish policies to defend sensitive data and avoid the financial loss, legal ramifications, and brand damage from a data breach.

For more information on PGP Universal Server including technical specifications, please visit http://www.pgp.com/products/universal_server/index.html

PGP Whole Disk Encryption and PGP Universal Server can be purchased in conveniently bundled packages. For more information, please visit http://www.pgp.com/products/wholediskencryption/index.html and select the PGP Whole Disk Encryption Comparison Matrix from the right hand navigation to determine the package that is right for you.

Q: Can you lock a USB hard drive for no future read/write, allow no deleting of files? What are the differences between USB encryption on PGP Whole Disk Encryption, PGP Portable, and PGP Endpoint Device Control?

A: Yes, a USB drive can be locked for no future read/write or file deletion using PGP Whole Disk Encryption or PGP Endpoint Device Control, depending on your organization’s exact needs.

 

Q: Does PGP Whole Disk Encryption support the Novell NetWare client?

A: Yes. PGP Whole Disk Encryption supports single sign-on with Novell NetWare clients. For more information, please visit https://support.pgp.com/?faq=770

Q: Does PGP require a TPM chip to integrate with Active Directory?

A: No. PGP Whole Disk Encryption supports single sign-on without requiring a TPM chip.

Q: Is there passphrase management for PGP Portable?

A: PGP Portable enforces passphrase quality policy from PGP Universal Server. Passphrases can be changed locally on PGP Portable-enabled disks.

Q: Does the PGP Whole Disk Encryption client for Mac OS X support multiple users?

A: Yes