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Kelvin_Kwan | 19 Aug 2011 | 4 comments

 

As many of you know, the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) was an initiative started by some well-known technology companies to help standardize and implement Trusted Computing.  One of the first “products” to come from this was the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).  There are various vendors that take advantage of the TPM chip for security related functions.  (Full disclosure:  Symantec is a member of the Trusted Computing Group.)

The next significant “product” to come from TCG is the Opal standards for Self Encrypting Drives (SED).  The Opal standard is an industry standard for any hard disk drive (HDD) manufacture to sell SEDs that would comply with these standards.  Now what this means, is that these HDDs will have encryption already built into the hardware.

“Great!  We won’t need to evaluate any of the software encryption vendors out there.  We can simply just buy SEDs from the...

Kelvin_Kwan | 20 Jul 2011 | 14 comments

 

Now before I begin “The Chicken or the Egg” portion of the blog, I want to address an issue that many people are asking or wondering.  “Why must I first decrypt before upgrading to Lion?”  Well there are many reasons.  However, one of the biggest reasons is that in Lion, Apple has added Recovery Partition Support.  This Recovery Partition allows you to perform repairs and recovery to your Mac without having to find the DVD that came with your Mac.  This is important, because whenever your system is encrypted, it is NOT advisable to create, resize, or move partitions.  This is regardless if you’re running OS X, Windows, or Linux.  Bad things (e.g.  Data integrity issues) tend to happen when encrypted and you do partition modifications.  So,...

Kelvin_Kwan | 19 Jul 2011 | 2 comments

As you might have seen or heard, Symantec recently announced new features to our encryption products.   I’ll give you a quick run down of some of the highlights of this latest release.

One of the most exciting features is the introduction of Symantec PGP Viewer for iOS.  This has been one of the most asked for feature by customers who need a solution to  “My CxO wants to be able to read encrypted emails on their iPad or iPhone.”  Well, it can now be done with the PGP Viewer for iOS.  You can decrypt your emails locally on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices now.  Best of all, the PGP Viewer is free from the Apple App Store (expected to be in the App Store by late summer.) It does require PGP Universal Server for key management, so wait until you get information from your mail administrator before you install it.

Another really cool feature is the ability of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk Edition (SEE FDE)...

Brian Tokuyoshi | 07 Mar 2011 | 7 comments

As a PGP customer, you may have seen the changes that we’ve been making as we transition customer support from the PGP environment to Symantec. Here’s what you need to do to download the latest PGP software.

 

For PGP software orders purchased prior to February 4, 2011:

 

Step 1: PGP Products are now downloaded via the Symantec Licensing Portal. Click the following link http://lems.pgp.com , and you will be automatically redirected to the Symantec Licensing Portal.

Step 2: Enter the email address which was used to purchase your PGP product and then click SEND MY ACCOUNT INFO.  An email is sent with your Symantec Licensing Portal credentials.

Step 3: After receiving your account login credentials, click the following link and enter your email and password....

Tim_Matthews | 27 Aug 2009 | 20 comments

Like everyone in the Macintosh user community, we're excited by Apple's early Friday delivery of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). Unfortunately, like many applications at the moment, the currently shipping versions of PGP Desktop products (v 9.10) are not supported on Snow Leopard. This includes PGP Desktop Professional, PGP Desktop Home, PGP Desktop Email and PGP Whole Disk Encryption (a comprehensive list of Mac OS X applications and their status on Snow Leopard is available on the MacInTouch site).

While we are working diligently to complete the Snow Leopard compatible versions of the PGP Desktop products, we do not recommend you use the currently shipping versions on any system that has been upgraded to Snow Leopard. Please note that users wanting to migrate to Snow Leopard immediately must first decrypt all of their PGP WDE encrypted drives and uninstall...