SafeGuard: Hardware acceleration using AES-NI

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SafeGuard Device Encryption / SafeGuard Easy 6 uses the hardware based encryption technology built into the latest i5 and i7 processors from Intel™.

SafeGuard Device Encryption, as of version 6, uses hardware-accelerated AES on computers equipped with a CPU that supports Intel AES-NI (AES - New Instructions) to improve performance and user experience. This option is automatically checked and enabled by default.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
SafeGuard Easy 6.0
SafeGuard Device Encryption 6.0

What to do

Check any of the following sources to determine whether your CPU supports Intel AES-NI, which SafeGuard Device Encryption uses for hardware-accelerated AES:

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

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