cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sureshwb
Not applicable
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 1 of 2

McAfee Drive Encryption - PBA

I would like to understand about the Preboot Authentication in McAfee DE. What will happen if we disable PBA for a encrypted laptop. I know the laptop will still stay encrypted. What kind of security does PBA provide?

1 Reply
Reliable Contributor jacek
Reliable Contributor
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 2

Re: McAfee Drive Encryption - PBA

When PBA will disabled, OS will boot automatically without preboot screen. User need to authenticate directly in OS.

PBA provides (in my opinion) additional security like you have to authenticate to use OS. Without PBA user can enter safe-mode and bypass some security mechanisms. I also use one more advantages - if Windows OS is hibernated (user remain logged in) and I turn on system, I need to authenticate on PBA.

With PBA disabled, disk will remain encrypted.

McAfee ePO Support Center Plug-in
Check out the new McAfee ePO Support Center. Simply access the ePO Software Manager and follow the instructions in the Product Guide for the most commonly used utilities, top known issues announcements, search the knowledgebase for product documentation, and server status and statistics – all from within ePO.