PGP Desktop 10 Feature Comparison for Windows and Mac OS X

Article:TECH149915  |  Created: 2010-08-18  |  Updated: 2013-03-11  |  Article URL
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This article shows the different features available in version 10.x for PGP Desktop for Mac OS X and PGP Desktop for Windows. For an article detailing the features in Symantec Encryption Desktop, see the following article


PGP Desktop allows users to encrypt the entire contents of a laptop, desktop, external drive, or USB flash drive, secure email messages, and share encrypted files with other users.

Note: This chart details the features available in PGP Desktop 10.0.x - 10.2.1 MP5. 

Feature Windows Macintosh
Boot Disk Encryption * Yes Yes
Encrypt External Disks Yes Yes
Single Sign-On Yes  
Customizing PGP BootGuard Yes  
Admin Smart Card Key Yes  
Lock passphrase user accounts after failed login attempts Yes  
Enable automatic encryption or locking of removable drives Yes Yes
TPM Chips Yes  
Smart Cards for Two Factor Authentication Yes  
Automatic Partition Encryption Yes  
Boot Camp Yes Yes
Dual Boot Yes  
Recovery CD Yes Yes
BootGuard logging of failed login attempts Yes  


Note: TPM chips are only supported with versions 10.0.0 - 10.2.1 of PGP Whole Disk Encryption.  

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