How to configure SafeGuard Easy to achieve a certified configuration (FIPS-compliant)

  • Article ID: 107996
  • Updated: 27 Jun 2009

SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.5x

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition

Server OS



While planning to implement SafeGuard Easy in a FIPS-compliant way/environment, do any premises exist, regarding the configuration of SafeGuard Easy itself?


To enable SafeGuard Easy to be implemented in a certified configuration, while also ensuring the maximum security provided with the product, the system should be configured as follows:

- Installation with PBA

- Minimum password length: 6 characters

- Use encryption algorithms AES-128, AES-256 or 3DES.

- Activate complete encryption of the hard disk

- Switch on floppy/removable media encryption

- Users cannot switch floppy/removable media encryption on or off

- Activate SafeGuard Easy’s screen lock

- When defining keys manually, enter as large a number of randomly selected characters (max. 32 characters) as possible. No trivial keys should be assigned as they can be guessed easily by an attacker.

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