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Safeguard bitlocker encryption

A computer already encrypted by other product encryption..how do I manage it through sophos.is it possible?



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  • Hi  

    If you have installed any of the other product then Sophos Central Device Encryption or Sophos Safeguard on your machines, Sophos will not be able to manage it.

    Sophos manages Bitlocker (for windows OS) and FileVault (for Mac OS) which are native encryption technologies provided by Microsoft and Apple respectively.

    Regards,

    Jasmin
    Community Support Engineer | Sophos Support

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  • Hi Jasmin,

    Thanks for the reply.And 1 more query can we encrypt a target machine without bit locker?

    and Feature Difference between Standalone Bitlocker Encryption & Sophos + Bitlocker Encryption?

    Can you explain in brief

    Regards,

    Subhasri

  • Hi  

    There are two products from Sophos available for encryption. Sophos Central device Encryption (CDE) and Sophos Safeguard Encryption (Safeguard).

    CDE has the only volume-based encryption (or Full Disk Encryption). It is just a module which manages the Bitlocker and FileVault and keeps the recovery key of the volumes which are encrypted on the machines. 

    Safeguard provides Volume-based encryption and File encryption. Till Safeguard version 8.10, we had support to the Windows 7 systems where Bitlocker is not provided by Microsoft as native encryption. On those machines, we have our Encryption method to encrypt the drives but Windows 10 onwards BitLocker is default native encryption method provided by Microsoft, so Safeguard just manages it. From Safeguard version 8.20, you can only have Windows 10 support for this version.

    File Encryption is continued in the version 8.20 which provides encryption for cloud-based files, local files, network mapped folders. File encryption doesn't use Bitlocker. It is done through the safeguard encryption method.

    If you want to use simple BitLocker and volume-based encryption, you can go for Sophos central device encryption. If you want to have volume-based and file encryption both implemented in your organization, you can go for Safeguard Encryption which provides Bitlcoker and Sophos Encryption functionality for respective Encryption type.

    For more information on Sophos Central Device Encryption, please refer to this article.

    For more information on Sophos Safeguard, please refer to this article.

    Regards,

    Jasmin
    Community Support Engineer | Sophos Support

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  • Hey hi,

    Thanks for the clarification.

    How do you encrypt a drive in a machine without bitlocker? with safeguard.is it possible

    And Tamper pratection is the only Way to recover a password in endpoint ?

     

    Regards,

    Subhasri

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  • Hey hi,

    Thanks for the clarification.

    How do you encrypt a drive in a machine without bitlocker? with safeguard.is it possible

    And Tamper pratection is the only Way to recover a password in endpoint ?

     

    Regards,

    Subhasri

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