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Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac 6.10: Release Notes
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac 6.10
Operating systems OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10* * Installations on OS X 10.10 require an updated installation package (version 220.127.116.114), which is available in the download area of Sophos.com as of 24th of October 2014.
Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac offers transparent file-based encryption on local drives, network shares, removable drives and in the cloud via certain cloud storage providers.
With SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac you can safely encrypt and decrypt files and exchange these files with others.
The compatibility of this release of SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac with previous releases and modules of Sophos is as follows:
Both products share the modules that connect the SafeGuard for Mac client to the SafeGuard Enterprise 6.10 backend.
Note that SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac adds two new features to the server connection:
As both products share common modules, they need to be installed and uninstalled in a certain order.
These are the supported installation sequences:
Note: SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac 6.10 is compatible with SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac version 6.01 only.
If you have an older version of SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac installed (for example SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac version 5.55 on Mac OS X 10.7), then you need to upgrade SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac to version 6.01 first before you install SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac.
Note that it is highly recommended to always have the latest versions of Sophos applications installed.
Note that these situations need to be taken care of, because this overwrites shared modules with older versions or might even remove modules, so that SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac will not work correctly any more.
Usually anti-virus software works in two modes:
For both modes applies the following:
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 8 and 9 have been tested with SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac and detect viruses on SafeGuard Secured volumes in both modes under the following circumstances:
Make sure you always scan the SafeGuard Secured volumes or you risk missed detection.
If you happen to scan it through the original path, you can do so, it won’t do any harm, but you won’t find any virus, as the file content you scan is encrypted.
If you have installed SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac, please make sure that
This will allow the file content on a SafeGuard Secured volume to be scanned on-access.
If you are using other anti-virus software, make sure that your product is able to detect viruses, too. You can use the EICAR Anti-Malware test file (http://www.eicar.org/86-0-Intended-use.html ) for testing purposes.
Folders without subfolders
Folders including their subfolders:
This has several consequences:
To be on the safe side, please log out and log in again.
Check the known issues for this SafeGuard Enterprise release, since improper configuration of certain options may cause unexpected behaviour.
Note the following additional known issues:
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