Configuration of Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption to achieve a certified configuration (FIPS-compilant)

  • Article ID: 109117
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010


Product
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS

None

Question

Do any premises exist, regarding the configuration of Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption and FIPS?

Answer

To enable Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 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

- Activate complete encryption of the hard disk

- Activate Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption’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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