Support of OPAL hard drives in SafeGuard Enterprise.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
SafeGuard Device Encryption
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.