Distinguishing between opal-, volume- and file-based encryption on the SafeGuard Enterprise Client

  • Article ID: 107852
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2014

Issue
How to visibly distinguish between opal-, volume- and file-based encryption on the SafeGuard Enterprise Client.

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

SafeGuard Device Encryption
SafeGuard Data Exchange

Operating systems
All supported operating systems

What To Do

To visualize the difference between opal-, volume- and file-based encryption, it is recommended to enable the overlay icons (status keys) in Windows Explorer. This can be done using a SafeGuard Enterprise policy (Specific Machine Settings) and is enabled by default.

Referring policy setting:





Examples for volume based encryption



Example for file based encryption



Example for opal encryption



Volume based:
green: volume encrypted
yellow: encryption/decryption in progress
red: drive encrypted, user does not have the required key in key-ring

File based:
green: file encrypted, file accessible
red: file encrypted, file inaccessible
yellow: encryption policy assigned to this volume/folder
gray: file unencrypted

Opal encrypted (available as of SafeGuard Enterprise 5.60)
blue: Volume encrypted
red: drive encrypted, user does not have the required key in key-ring

 

 

 
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