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Announcing the availability of McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files & Folders version 4.2

Announcing the availability of McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files & Folders version 4.2

Dear customers,

Available now, McAfee announces the release of McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files & Folders (EEFF) version v4.2. This release contains several important new product enhancements, and also aims at significantly improving the user experience with the product. Details of the new features in this release are listed in the section below. For the list of defect fixes included in this release, please refer to the Release Notes.

New Features in this Release:

  • Delegated Administration through Role Based Key Management
    • Provides the ability to logically separate key management across multiple Administrators; critical for separation across business functions and subsidiaries
    • This functionality is available only to users of EEFF 4.2 with McAfee ePO 4.6.6 and above
  • Seamless migration to ePO management
    • Allows legacy customers to migrate keys to ePO managed versions (and admin levels for ePO 4.6.6) with minimal work
    • Install the SbAdmDLL.dll update (patch), which is shipped with EEM 5.2.13 before exporting keys (with level information) from the legacy 3.2.x version
  • Auditing of Key Management and Policy Assignments
    • Audit trail for Key management and policy assignment related functions performed by ePO Admins
    • Critical to ensure compliance and prevent abuse by privileged admins
  • Configurable Expiration of Key Cache
    • Allows customers to configure the period for which keys will be cached at the client before being flushed due to non-connectivity to ePO
  • Use of McAfee Common Cryptographic Module – MCCM (submitted for FIPS certification)
    • MCCM is being validated at FIPS 140-2Level 1, and EEFF now provides an option to install the product in FIPS mode
    • MCCM also provides performance benefits and, in particular, leverages Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions(AES NI), resulting in additional performance improvements on systems with AES-NI support
    • Please refer to NIST website for the current certification status :  Certification Status
  • Simplified “one click” recovery process for forgotten passwords for encrypted removable uSB media in onsite mode
  • Configurable Authentication Options for Removable Media
    • Admin can configure the authentication options available to the end user via Removable Media Policy in ePO
  • Auditing & Reporting for CD/DVD/ISO events
    • Captures all end user actions related to CD/DVD/ISO events  with an auditing capability that provides an effective feedback loop for administrators to use in making policy decisions
  • Improved Administrator experience
    • Simplification of policy settings for Removable Media and CD/DVDs
  • Support for USB 3.0 devices
  • Substantial Performance improvements in “delete” operations of files over network


“Endpoint Encryption for Files & Folders” (EEFF) will henceforth be referred to as "File & Removable Media Protection". The necessary changes for the new product name will be incorporated in a future release.

Please note that the Product documentation, Knowledge Base Articles, Product UI for v4.2 release refer to the product as EEFF.

Useful links:

For more information:

  • Known issues with EEFF v4.2
  • McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files & Folders – Supported     Platforms
  • FAQs for Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders 4.x
  • Encryption key types in Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders     4.x
  • How to create Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders 4.x     Policies
  • Configuring EEFF v4.x to use only Endpoint Encryption for Removable     Media


The product is now available for customers from McAfee Product Downloads with a valid grant number.

Best Regards,

Naveen Chakrapani

Product Manager

Endpoint Encryption for Files & Folders

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