Recently we have install EEFF 4.2.0 in our ePO server and pushed to one client. We are going to do the Removable media encryption with Authentication password & Recover mode is "Recovery Password".
In this case if i forget my recovery password, How do i access my Removable Media Files?
Best to configure a recovery key for the USB media, this has two benefits :
* All that the end user has to do is plug the stick on a machine having EEFF installed and click on "Recover". EEFF checks if the user has access to the "Recovery Key" and automatically prompts the end user to set a new password for the encrypted container
* If any Admin wants to access the data, you can just assign the key configured for Recovery to that particular Admin; easy and simple.
In case you want to ensure that end user can recover only his/her USB media, use "User Personal Keys".
You can refer to this article for more information, UI has changed between 4.1 and 4.2 but the gist remains the same : https://community.mcafee.com/community/business/data/epoenc/blog/2012/12/19/how- to-handle-removable-media-encryption-with-endpoint-encryption-for-files-and-fold ers-41
Please let me know fi you have any other queries in this regard
While doing USB media encryption we need to set Authentication Password. If end user forgot his/her Authentication password. They can't access USB media i'm right; correct me if i'm wrong.
In this case how to we find the Authentication password (or) access the USB media. (Note: User has don't know the recovery password also)
and How to i rollback my USB media (Unencrypted mode)?
Message was edited by: vic_1992 on 2/9/14 9:15:31 PM CST
(1) Configure a "Recovery Key" for the USB device through Removable Media policy. In the screenshot shown below, "User Personal Key" is configured as the "Recovery Key"
(2) End user forgets the password, plugs the stick onto any machine having EEFF client and clicks on "Recover"
(3) EEFF checks if the user has access to the configured "Recovery Key" and automatically prompts the end user to set a new password for the encrypted container. So it is a simple "one click" recovery process for the end user, and the user does not have to remember anything to recover the USB media
(4) If as an Admin, you want to access the USB stick, you can assign the "Recovery Key" to yourself and go through Steps (2) and (3)
Hope this helps.
In recovery methods we can use both the options correct? (Recovery Key & Recovery Passwords)
and one more,
How to i decrypt my USB Drive and change to Normal USB Drive?
Yes, you can multiple recovery methods.
Since it is container based approach, you will have to take data off the container and remove the container (format the USB stick).
No, if you copy the data off the USB device, it is not encrypted. It is akin to a suitcase and the authentication password is the key. You use the password to unlock the container and post that it is life as usual
Product Guide says below..
EEFF acts as a persistent encryption engine. When a file is encrypted, it remains encrypted even
• The file is moved or copied to another location
• The file is moved out of an encrypted directory "
EEFF offers both "file based" and "container based" options for USB and CD/DVD devices.
Please refer to this link for more information : https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-5370