Announcing McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC version 7.0 Patch 2

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    McAfee is pleased to announce the immediate availability of McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC version 7.0 Patch 2!

     

    This patch applies to the Windows implementation only and contains some new features:

     

    • Caps Lock indicator
      • This release introduces a Caps Lock indicator in the pre-boot authentication screen.
    • Display list of password rules
      • A new user based policy item is now available in the Password Content Rules and, when enabled, it will cause the password complexity rules to be displayed in the pre-boot authentication screen when the user is setting a new password.
    • Allow showing of password
      • A new user based policy item is now available in the Password section that, when enabled, will allow the typed password to be displayed in the pre-boot authentication screen.
    • Increased Smartcard support
      • Support for SafeNet iKey 2032 PKI Smartcard.
      • Support for Monet+ CryptoPlus ProID PKI Smartcard.

     

    New fixes for issues include:

     

    • EELogon policy is disabled when the client is running EEPC version 6.2 or below and using EEPC 7.X ePO extensions. This is addressed and clients prior to 7.0 can continue to use the EELogon policy.
    • The error "0xee0200001 failed to display error message box" is visible on a ASUS T101MT776278 system. This is now addressed; this machine has been added to the list of machines that do not support unaligned buffer reads and writes.
    • The error "0xee0200008 failed to write to disk" occurs on a Dell Vostro 3450 system. This is now addressed; this machine has been added to the list of machines that do not support unaligned buffer reads and writes.
    • During the EE LDAP Sync automated task, users are removed and re-added from EPEUsers table when moved within AD groups. This is now addressed and the users remain unaffected when they are moved within AD groups.
    • When 'Encryption Recovery' is set as first object in the ePO navigation bar, it does not allow navigation to any other ePO page. This is now addressed and the page allows navigation to other resources.
    • On a Dell 5430 system activation fails when O2 Micro SD/MMC driver is installed. The O2 Micro device presented itself as a hard drive causing the activation failure; the product now ignores this device for encryption purposes.
    • On a Dell 6410/6510 systems, pre-boot will constantly reboot when pre-boot USB is enabled.
    • Some systems will fail to activate with the error "ERROR MfeEpeOpalEncryptionProviderPlugin Failed to get all required system objects during initialization: [0xEE00000A]".
    • SSO fails when the Windows user name is in the explicit UPN format. An explicit UPN is of the form Name@Suffix, where both the name and suffix strings are explicitly defined by the administrator and the suffix is not the DNS Domain Name.
    • No OSK support for Spanish. This is now addressed and the OSK map for Spanish is now available.
    • On a Dell 6510 system, the pre-boot will reboot when trying to authenticate with a RSA SID 800 D3 Token.
    • When using the scripting API with double byte languages the recovery data returns the error "Invalid XML passed" exceptions.ValueError. This is now addressed by reparsing the response from the McAfee.py library.
    • When using Offline Activation with double-byte character languages, the self-recovery questions are not exported correctly. This is now addressed and the self-recovery questions are shown correctly for all double byte languages.
    • On Dell Optiplex 160S, the error "0xee020001: Error reading disk sector" is seen. This is now addressed by adding this system to the list of machines that do not support unaligned buffer reads/writes.
    • On a Siemens Simatic PG Field PG M2 system, the pre-boot authentication is not displayed.
    • When using more than eleven partitions the system activation will fail. This issue is now addressed and activation can run successfully on a machine with up to 26 partitions.
    • Characters are randomly being rendered as uppercase and some characters such @ are incorrectly rendered in pre-boot authentication when using the system in UEFI mode.
    • When using Windows 8 32bit, some systems shutdown ungracefully. This behavior impacts both shutdown and hibernation. This issue is now addressed and the systems shutdown gracefully.

    For additional fixes see PD24661 (https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=PD24661).

    Notes on Tablets:

    As a special note on Windows based Tablet devices, you can direct customers to the following KB items:

     

    Notes on ePO v5.x support:

    McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC’s (EEPC) version 7.0 Patch 2 will be validated and tested, post release, for compatibility against McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) version 5.0 Patch 1. At the time of release, EEPC v7.0 Patch 2 will not support ePO v5.0 Patch 1. However a separate release announcement will be provided once this testing has completed and ePO’s Product Compatibility List has been updated to include EEPC v7.0 Patch 2. ePO v5.0 Patch 1 will be the minimum support level.

    For more information:

    Knowledge Base Articles – Windows:

     

     

    Availability:

    The products are now available from the McAfee Product Downloads with a valid grant number and next week will be available on the Software Manager.

     

    This patch builds on the success of version 7.0 and introduces some great new features that address customer needs, helping them reduce costs and improve the overall end user experience and acceptance with encryption! The whole team is excited in releasing this product to our customers.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Anthony Merry

    Group Product Manager

    McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC