About PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE)


Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) has been deprecated at Indiana University and is no longer available for download. Several alternatives exist for most platforms, for example:

For more, see About the retirement of Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) at IU.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is a component of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption (PGP) application. WDE encrypts the entire hard disk of your computer, requiring a password before the operating system can boot. This layer of security prevents a third party from being able to read the contents of the disk when using methods to bypass booting the disk (for example, booting from a Linux Live CD or Windows PE CD).

If you work with sensitive data, UITS strongly recommends using a whole disk encryption product. If your computer containing sensitive data is ever lost or stolen, this prevents the data from being accessed by an unauthorized third party. In some cases, an encrypted drive also alleviates the need for a breach notification to the public.

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Last modified on 2020-09-10 12:24:42.

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