Symantec File Share Encryption

File and folder encryption with policy enforcement to enable team collaboration and cloud sharing

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Symantec File Share Encryption powered by PGP Technology allows users and groups to automatically or manually encrypt files and folders on laptops, desktops, and file servers for secure file sharing. Files and folders can be automatically encrypted based on policy or manually using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

File Share Encryption for iOS® (see Add-on section below) allows users to access encrypted files and folders stored to Dropbox on your iOS devices with Files Share Encryption for iOS. Click the Add-On section below to learn more.

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System Requirements

Supported Desktop Systems

  • Microsoft Windows® Enterprise and Pro (32-bit and 64-bit): 7, 8, 8.1, 8.1 Nov. 2014 Update, 10, 10 Nov. 2015 Update
  • Microsoft Windows® Server: 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2008 R2 (64-bit), 2012 (64-bit), 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Terminal Services Compatibility

Symantec Encryption Desktop for Windows has been tested with the following terminal services software:

  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services (64-bit)
  • Citrix XenApp 7.6, 7.6 FP3, 7.7


  • English, German, Spanish, Japanese and French


Supported Storage Systems

  • Windows file shares (SMB, CIFS)
  • Samba, NAS and SAN volumes
  • Locally attached hard drives (internal and external)
  • USB flash drives

Authentication Options

  • OpenPGP RFC 4880 keys
  • X.509 certificates

Symmetric Key Algorithms–Symantec File Share Encryption

  • 256-bit AES key in EME mode

Centralized Management Requirements

  • Provided by Symantec™ Encryption Management Server, Powered by PGP Technology. Symantec Encryption Management Server requires a dedicated server.


Add-ons are additional products that work with the original product.   

File Share Encryption for iOS

Access protected data in the cloud securely on your iOS Devices

File Share Encryption for iOS allows users who have uploaded encrypted files to Dropbox, to view their encrypted information directly on their iOS mobile devices. Incorporating a simple, user-friendly interface through Symantec File Viewer, users can access their synched information anywhere they have a network connection.

Users can store up to 1G of encrypted files in their cache, allowing access to encrypted information when no network connection is available and with the peace of mind that their data is always protected.

Already licensed? Download the free App from the Apple Store


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