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Kelvin_Kwan | 20 Dec 2012 | 4 comments

Folks, the holidays are almost once again upon us.  I sit here today trying to clear off my deliverables before I go on vacation.  But you know what? The year simply would not be complete without having to respond to yet another claim of a 3rd party tool being able to decrypt/access a system encrypted by PGP Whole Disk Encryption.

So Here We Go Again…
This morning, I was made aware of a claim made by ElcomSoft that their product could decrypt PGP containers (as well as other Full Disk Encryption competitors).  After reading through their blog and discussing my thoughts with the Symantec Encryption Engineering team, we have come to the conclusion that this claim is false!  There’s truly nothing to see here. 

The Weakness is NOT the Crypto Containers
I would...

Kelvin_Kwan | 15 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Apple released a new generation of MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops in mid-2011.  These latest releases of MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops have a known issue with Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption. Symantec Engineering has isolated this issue down to specifically the latest version of Mac Book Air notebooks 4.2 with the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and the mid 2011 versions of the Mac mini desktops 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 with the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

We have successfully tested and verified that PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10.2MP1 works with all MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops and the Lion OS X operating system prior to the latest releases of these MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops.

An easy way to distinguish the latest generation of Mac Book Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops are to look for the presence of a ...

Brian Tokuyoshi | 04 Jun 2009 | 2 comments

Brian Tokuyoshi - Product Marketing Manager

btokuyoshi_webfinalBy and large, the most popular use for the PGP Whole Disk Encryption product is to encrypt the primary hard drive on laptops.  This is a use case that addresses very specific requirements to prevent the loss of sensitive data on missing portable computing hardware.  With PGP Whole Disk Encryption, the laptop stays completely secure and safe from the eyes of unauthorized personnel.

Did you know that there’s a lot more that you can do with PGP Whole Disk Encryption? There are a number of additional functions that it provides to help you keep your data safe.

More than ever, companies are using electronic statements to deliver documents. As a result, employees have a number of personal documents...

Shilpi Dey | 01 May 2009 | 0 comments

sdeyShilpi Dey- Product Marketing Manager

PGP Corporation recently announced a new product - PGP® Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition which is specifically tailored to protect small companies and enterprise workgroup’s data on laptops, desktops and USB devices while supporting compliance requirements. PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition provides administrators a simple, intuitive and easy-to-use solution to manage and deploy full disk encryption.  The beauty of this solution is that there is no need to manage servers or databases nor does it require additional dedicated hardware.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption Workgroup Edition consists of a management application (PGP® Whole Disk Encryption Controller) and PGP® Whole Disk...

Bryan Gillson | 08 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Encryption can be a transformative and disruptive technology. It can transform otherwise perfectly good data into something completely unreadable, potentially disrupting typical enterprise systems such as data leak prevention, disk imaging, help desk operations, and data recovery.

Often, ensuring that these systems work well with encryption products requires collaboration between PGP® Corporation and our partners. Internally we refer to the combination of these partners and our customers as the "PGP Ecosystem". An excellent example of how the ecosystem is addressing one of these thorny issues is disk imaging.

Over the years, imaging has grown from a rarely-used, fairly obscure IT time saver, to a critical component of an enterprise (or individual) backup and deployment strategy. But how does a PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) deployment affect this strategy?...