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Announcing McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC / Mac version 7.0

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

The major features in this release are:

  • Integration with Intel’s AMT technology and McAfee ePO Deep Command
    • Provides out of band management for a better end user and administrator experience
    • A fully secure wake & patch process for encrypted machines
    • Repair a machine half a world away with remote remediation, instead of hands-on recovery
    • Reset a user’s password while they are in Pre-Boot
    • Location awareness in the Pre-Boot. Don’t show Pre-Boot when in the office, but once you leave the office show the Pre-Boot.
  • Windows 8 Support offers superior performance and management over BitLocker
    • Support for Windows 8 features for the optimal end user experience, with lightning performance
  • Performance improvements
    • Near native, zero impact performance on Solid State Disks on machines with an AES-NI capable processor
  • Offline activation for easy, streamlined provisioning of systems
  • Built-in, multi-stage health checks
    • Deployment with confidence with pre-boot, deployment, and on-going monitoring to ensure more successful operations
  • One button self-recovery by end users on Mac hardware

If you’d like to learn about these new features, read the FAQ at:

Other key features include:


Windows Specific:

  • Windows 8 Support
    • Hybrid Boot
    • Secure Boot
    • Full UEFI Boot support
    • Support for GPT (> 3TB) drives
  • Increased on-screen keyboard support in pre-boot for tablet style devices.
  • Users can authenticate with supported Biometric Fingerprint reader devices.
  • Added support for the following Tokens:
    • A-Trust A.sign premium A04
    • Gemalto
      • GCX4 72K D1 – CAC
      • IDPrime .NET 510
      • Classic TCP IS v2 (v1 Applet)
      • Classic TCP IS v2 (Rev B)
    • Oberthur
      • ID-One Cosmo 128K D v5.5 CAC
      • IS-One Cosmo v7.0 128k (AuthentIC22)
      • 72K v5.2 Dual – CAC
      • ID-One Cosmo v7.0n (v2.3.2)
    • Telesec Netkey 3.0 TCOS 3.0
    • Telia
      • Setec Telia Sonera PKI SetCOS 5 (Telia EID IP5a)
      • Setec Telia Sonera PKI SetCOS 5 (Telia EID IP9)
  • The ability to continuously monitor the S.M.A.R.T. data of a drive
  • Support for the creation of a WinPE 4 image (32/64 bit) with EETech for recovery purposes.


Mac Specific:

  • Added support for Mountain Lion.
  • Faster encryption times are now achieved using AES-NI on capable Intel processors.
  • Support Deep Sleep on Mac hardware which supports Deep Sleep
  • 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.
  • Added support for the following Tokens:
    • Gemalto
      • .Net v2+
      • GCX4 72K D1 – CAC
      • TOP DL GX4 FIPS 144K – CAC
    • Oberthur
      • ID-One Cosmo v7
      • ID-One Cosmo 64 v5.2 D Fast ATR
      • ID-One PIV (Type A) Large D (Cosmo v7.0n) – PIV
      • ID-One Cosmo 128K D v5.5 – CAC
      • 72K v5.2 Dual – CAC


Common to both Windows and Mac:

  • Improved initial encryption times.
  • Export the recovery information for a drive using the Key Check ID from within ePO
  • Support the use of the German (Austrian) locale.
  • User deletion from the PBFS is now logged.
  • Administrators can force a system restart after activation is complete.
  • Progress monitor is consistent across Windows and Mac.


Changes to Licensing

Effective January 14, 2013, the two products McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac will be combined into a single node product that can be used for a PC or Mac, and will be renamed McAfee Full Disk Encryption. This allows a customer to purchase a number of nodes and freely change their ratio of Windows to Mac devices at any time.
This change will flow automatically into suite SKU’s that include these products. The updated SKU will keep the existing DED price book band that was previously assigned to standalone EEPC.

For more information:


Community Posts:


Blogs posts:

These blogs contain explanations on how to use the features plus video demonstrations.



Knowledge Base Articles – Common:


Knowledge Base Articles – Windows:

Knowledge Base Articles – Mac:


The products are now available from the McAfee Product Downloads with a valid grant number.

We are very excited about this new version of McAfee Endpoint Encryption and look forward to getting this release into customer hands. We know you will see why McAfee continues to take the top right position for the last 5 consecutive years in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection!

Best regards,

Anthony Merry

Group Product Manager

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC and Mac

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