FEATURE REQUEST: Force Permanent lock of external device as read-only without re-asking to encrypt the disk

Article:TECH205332  |  Created: 2013-04-22  |  Updated: 2013-04-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH205332
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Technical Solution



When attempting to protect the external drives with Symantec Encryption Desktop (formerly PGP Desktop) and avoiding user managed encryption/decryption process, you require external devices to remain locked (read-only).

This feature request would help to confirm if external drive may remain permanently locked for Encryption Desktop/PGP Desktop user.

This FMR would provide user an option to lock external device permanently instead of disk encryption and avoid additional prompts with request to finish disk encryption. As well it should provide auto-lock option in policy as an alternative to auto-encrypt option for WDE.


Microsoft Windows family systems

Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.x

PGP Desktop 10.2.x


Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. This Feature Request is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version of the product.

Technical Support filed a Feature Request to add this product feature. Note that an feature request is exactly that, a request.

There is no committed date for this request from the Endpoint Encryption Product Management team, nor from the Endpoint Encryption Engineering team at this time.

Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the request will be reflected here.

Supplemental Materials


FMR: Permanently lock external device with WDE

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH205332

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