What's New in McAfee Drive Encryption v7.1

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    McAfee is pleased to announce the immediate availability of McAfee Drive Encryption version 7.1! The list below is a highlight of the some of the major features in this release

     

    User Directory

    Extend your ePO managed drive encryption to systems with unmanaged, non-domain users. In addition to users managed in Active Directory, Drive Encryption can now also leverage these ePO-managed users for pre-boot authentication. Customers that are still on legacy Drive Encryption (EEPC v5.x) because of the need to manage standalone users can seamlessly migrate standalone user information into the new ePO User Directory.Customers can also migrate all encrypted endpoints to ePO management with zero end user impact.

     

    Making Security Operate Behind the Scenes

    Deliver a native Windows user experience for your end users on modern hardware that supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 or higher. McAfee now supports a new TPM secured pre-boot Authentication mode called TPM Auto Boot where the encryption key is securely derived on thefly from the TPM during a measured boot process. McAfee Drive Encryption silently operates behind the scenes and automatically comes to the foreground and locks the device when anomalous activity is detected.

     

    Harden your Modern Windows Systems from Cold Boot Attacks

    On modern Windows platforms capable of support the new Connected Standby mode, the user is provided with an Instant On (iPad like experience). Thesesystems are always in standby power state requiring the encryption key to be always in RAM making them susceptible to memory scrubbing, cold boot attacksthat can scrub the encryption key from RAM. When the device enters the connected standby state, McAfee will erase the encryption key from RAM and moveit to a secure area on Intel hardware hardening the system from cold boot and memory scrubbing attacks.


     

    Drive Down Help Desk Operational Costs due to Password Resets
    Our customers tell us that the majority of help desk costs for drive encryption are typically related to end user password resets. Leverage the new McAfee Endpoint Assistant companion app for iOS and Android to completely offload the pre-boot password reset related help desk costs to end users. Enable end users to securely reset pre-boot passwords even when on a plane with no access to a telephone to call help desk.

     

    The App for Android has been made available from the Google Play App store in late Dec’13.

    The App for iOS has been been made available from the Apple App Store in early Feb '14.


     

    Large Number of Users in Pre-boot Environment

    The McAfee pre-boot environment has now been improved to support up to 5,000 users without perceptible performance degradation during pre-boot authentication. The previous limit was a maximum of 250 users in pre-boot. You can now safely provision all users to shared desktops enabling any user to use any system.

     

    Support for Windows 8.1

    Extend ePO managed McAfee Drive Encryptionto endpoints running Windows 8.1. Seamlessly upgrade your Windows 7 and 8 systems encrypted with McAfee Drive Encryption to Windows 8.1 without having to decrypt and re-encrypt the drives.  On new systems that support TPM 2.0, leverage the newly introduced TPM secured auto boot mode. Leverage McAfee Drive Encryption to secure your brand new systems capable of Connected Standby to ensure they are not susceptible to cold boot attacks.