McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders is now fully managed by McAfee ePO. This greatly simplifies the management experience and completes the integration of former SafeBoot products into McAfee's management console - now all data protection products are managed in one place! The client has been upgraded too. It now leverages Windows for authentication instead of presenting an additional McAfee logon screen. It supports Windows 7 64bit, and also has an enhanced client user interface that makes it much easier for administrators to know which policies and keys are on the client. We know there's a lot of excitement around this release and very high demand to get it up and running, so I wanted to provide some guidance on how to get started.

 

First, watch my getting started video. It shows how to install the product and then walks through policy creation and also shows the client experience during installation. It also shows the user experience of encrypting a USB stick with EERM.

 

Once you've got the basics down, I suggest reading the following KB articles. EEFF has an extremely flexible policy assignement architecture. This is good because it allows us to implement very granular policies, but it can also be confusing for new administrators. In anticipation of this we have written one KB that explains how to build a policy and includes an example EERM policy https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB72719&actp=search&viewlo cale=en_US&searchid=1316460356606.

 

We have also created a KB that explains how policies are proritized if multiple policies are in effect on a single system. This is important to understand if you start using more of the product features and have more than one policy https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB72775&actp=search&viewlo cale=en_US&searchid=1316460356606.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please post them in the comments. Thanks!