Managing OPAL hard drives with SafeGuard Enterprise

  • Article ID: 113178
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2011

Support of OPAL hard drives in SafeGuard Enterprise.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

SafeGuard Device Encryption

Operating systems
All supported operating systems

What To Do

As of SafeGuard Enterprise 5.60 it will be possible centrally manage OPAL hard drives.

Further facts about OPAL support in SafeGuard Enterprise 5.60:

  • At installation SafeGuard Enterprise detects OPAL drives automatically.

  • Only the first hard disk is OPAL-supported by SafeGuard Enterprise. Secondary OPAL disks can only be encrypted as Volume Based.

  • Only the machine key can be used for OPAL drives regardless of the number of available partitions. Policies defining other keys for further partitions will be ignored.

  • Seagate, Fujitsu and Toshiba support AES256, Hitachi supports AES128.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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