Announcing the availability of
McAfee Endpoint Encryption GO 1.0 Tool
Available now, McAfee announces the release of McAfee Endpoint Encryption GO 1.0 Tool (EEGO).
What is McAfee Endpoint Encryption Go?
McAfee's Endpoint Encryption GO (EEGO) tool provides an Administrator with a deployment assessment of the readiness of Windows PCs for full disk encryption. The goal is to enable an Administrator to make an informed decision as to how, when and where McAfee full disk encryption can be successfully deployed. This is not a just single snapshot, but can be a continuous monitoring and reporting process providing Administrators information they can act upon.
EEGO is a standalone tool available for McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC version 6.x (EEPC), and is designed to complement an EEPC deployment. It is not however, a mandatory step in the deployment process.
How does it work?
EEGO is a standalone software package deployed via McAfee(R) ePolicy Orchestrator(R) (McAfee ePO TM) to the endpoint via a deployment task. Once installed, EEGO will report periodically to the McAfee ePO server with the current status of the machine. The information sent back to McAfee ePO is purely for reporting purposes, as EEGO takes no actions nor does it encrypt the machine. It can be deployed throughout an organization to have an initial glance at what steps an Administrator may need to address when EEPC is deployed, before actually deploying EEPC.
A dashboard view
An Administrator can view a single dashboard summary of the organization showing which machines are ready for encryption, and which machines are not ready. In the event of a competitive displacement, an Administrator can view the number of machines with a competitive product installed decrease as it is uninstalled, and marked as ready for encryption with EEPC.
What information does EEGO report?
EEGO will report the following information back to McAfee ePO:
- If a competitive product is installed
- SafeBoot Device Encryption, HP ProtectTools 2009, Bitlocker, PointSec, Truecrypt, GuardianEdge, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, SafeGuardEasy & PGP Whole Disk Encryption
- Disk information (e.g. Disk firmware version, disk model, serial number, etc)
- Data Channel statistics
- The S.M.A.R.T data of the drive(s). This provides an indication to the administrator if the drive is possibly about to fail.
- Opal Disk information (if an Opal Drive is present on the system)
- Overall readiness for this machine to commence encryption
While EEGO currently does not cover all of the possible areas of incompatibilities, the functionality of EEGO will be enhanced over time to include other checks and balances to drive towards a more thorough validation of a Windows PC prior to encryption. EEGO is a powerful tool, especially when used in combination with the checks and balances in the EEPC activation process.
EEGO provides insights and efficiencies for an Administrator into the readiness and on-going status of full disk encryption on a Windows PCs in their organization. It's part of McAfee's commitment to make encryption easy to use and manage. Using EEGO as a part of an EEPC deployment can reduce the risks associated with the deployment of encryption and thereby reducing the costs.
EEGO is in the process of being uploaded to the Download site, which you can access via your Grant Number.
Senior Product Manager
Endpoint Encryption for PC