SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client - On which file servers and/or file systems does encryption with SafeGuard LAN Crypt work ?

  • Article ID: 106486
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2010


Product
All supported versions of SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client.

IMPORTANT SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client version 3.13 retires on September 30th 2010. We recommend to update your version as soon as possible. For further information please contact your Sophos sales representative.

Client OS
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Professional,

Question
On which file servers and/or file systems does encryption with SafeGuard LAN Crypt work?

Answer
Currently supported without known problems:

  1. SafeGuard LAN Crypt works with FAT, NTFS, NFS (Novell File System) and CDFS file systems without problems.
  2. Windows NT and 2000 file servers are supported. Upcoming generations of Windows servers should work as well.
  3. Linux and Unix File Servers are supported when running the SMB protocol (Samba). This way, the Microsoft LAN Manager is emulated. Samba is also available for other platforms, e.g. for AS/400.
  4. Microsoft's Distributed File System (DFS) is supported as from SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client 3.12.2.4 and onwards.

Please Note:

Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices In general, SafeGuard LAN Crypt will operate with network shares hosted on NAS devices. If it is planned to use a NAS device, Sophos recommends the execution of intensive tests prior to using SafeGuard LAN Crypt in a productive environment.
However, due to various SAMBA implementations and versions, not every NAS device will act like a Windows Server. Protocol variations are possible and therefore a few special cases might not work properly in combination with SafeGuard LAN Crypt; for example, a user’s “my documents” folder might not be encrypted on a filer share.

Therefore Sophos does not guarantee that encrypted file shares on NAS devices will work in every condition and only provides limited support in cases where issues arise.

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

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