Available now, McAfee announces the release of McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC’s (EEPC) version 6.2 and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac (EEMac) version 6.2.
The major features in this release are:
- EEPC support of self-encrypting TCG Opal 1.0 drives
- EEMac support of AES-NI
- EEMac ability to block/warn on Apple Updates, and
- Bringing EEPC and EEMac closer to feature parity.
Also worthy of note is that in mid-March, EEPC 6.1.3 successfully completed the FIPS 140-2 certification process. EEPC 6.2 inherits the FIPS certification from EEPC 6.1.3 as the result of a new certification methodology McAfee is using.
Other key features include:
- Introduces support for self-encrypting drives that adhere to the TCG Opal v1.0 standard.
- Expanded 508 Compliance with USB Audio devices allowing visually challenged end users to have audio cues as to their location in the pre-boot.
- Allow end users to create a report on the client that details the currently enforced policies and the users assigned to the machine for diagnostic purposes.
- Support for the creation of a WinPE 3 image (32/64 bit) with EETech for recovery purposes.
- The incompatible product check will now detect SafeNet ProtectDrive and block activation if it is detected.
- Faster encryption times are now achieved using AES-NI on capable Intel processors.
- Administrator can stop end users accidentally breaking their machine with Apple SMC Updates by blocking Apple software updates, or by warning end users when Apple software updates are available.
- Additional Mac hardware support for both desktops and laptops.
- Automatically assign Domain Users who have logged into Mac OS X with the Add Local Domain Users functionality.
- All error conditions are reported back to McAfee ePO for administrative action.
- Support for installing on machines with BootCamp already enabled
- Support for CardOS 4.3b and 4.4 for pre-boot authentication.
- Support for the GemPC Smartcard Reader for pre-boot authentication.
Common to both PC and Mac:
- Increased security by providing a policy option to disable users who still have the default password after a specified time interval.
- Administrator can now specify new encryption options to only encrypt specific volumes.
- End users can reset their self-recovery questions in pre-boot.
- Administrators can force an end user to change their self-recovery questions at their next successful login.
- Administrator can now black list users as a part of the Add Local Domain Users functionality.
- Customers can now automate recovery processes by a newly exposed API to generate a response code when providing a valid challenge code.
For more information:
McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs:
- McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.2 Known Issues
- Opal Support FAQ
- Opal Drive Support
- EEPC FIPS Certification
- Overview of Endpoint Encryption GO
- McAfee Endpoint Encryption versions 5 and 6 Comparison Guide (FAQ)
- McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC version 6.x Error Messages
- McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC – Supported Platforms
- Read this before installing EEPC
- Changes to the Endpoint Encryption Status tray dialog messages and MfeEpe.log messages between EEPC 6.1/6.1 Patch 1 and 6.1 Patch 2
McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac:
- Supported Mac hardware for Endpoint Encryption for Mac
- Supported environments for Endpoint Encryption for Mac OS X
- Deploying Endpoint Encryption for Mac using Casper
- Support for Mac Boot Camp (Dual Boot - Mac and Windows) with Endpoint Encryption for Mac
- Difference between Endpoint Encryption for Mac and Endpoint Encryption for PCs
- How to collect MER results with McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac
Supported Tokens and Readers (PC and Mac):
- Supported Readers used for authentication in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.x
- Supported Tokens used for authentication in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.x
- Supported Readers used for authentication in Endpoint Encryption for Mac 6.x
- Supported Tokens used for authentication in Endpoint Encryption for Mac 6.x
- How to use a Stored Value token in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.x
- How to use a PKI token in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.x
- How to use a Self-Initializing token in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.x
The products are now available from the McAfee Product Downloads with a valid grant number.
Senior Product Manager
McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs and Endpoint Encryption for Mac