Improving Data Protection with McAfee Drive Encryption
Intel IT is deploying McAfee Drive Encryption, an integral component of new McAfee security products, such as McAfee Complete Data Protection - Advanced software suite. McAfee Drive Encryption provides a hybrid agent that can automatically and transparently detect whether software- or hardware-based encryption is needed.
This hybrid approach is an important aspect of encryption manageability for Intel IT because our environment includes an installed base of laptops with Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) and non-Opal-compliant, self-encrypting drives (SEDs), which require software-based encryption. Our environment also includes Opal-compliant drives, such as the Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series, which support hardware-based encryption.
We experienced a number of benefits with McAfee Drive Encryption, such as the following:
• Deployed on more than 40,000 systems with zero data loss to date
• 100-percent integration with existing products and processes
• One central management console (a “single pane of glass”) that can generate enterprise-wide reports for multiple security solutions, with detailed compliance reporting
• Significantly faster resume from hibernation than our previous software-based encryption solution
Read the full Improving Data Protection with McAfee Drive Encryption White Paper.