McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders (EEFF) enables you to define and protect your data so that only certain users can access it. This data is stored, managed, archived, and distributed, and can be viewed only by authorized users. This protection depends on Microsoft Windows user accounts and works in real time to authenticate the user, to access the encryption keys, and to retrieve the correct policy in EEFF. A smart card implementation based on Windows logon provides for enhanced security.
EEFF encrypts files and folders as per the policies assigned to users. These policies are enforced by the McAfee ePO server. EEFF acts as a Persistent Encryption engine. When a file is encrypted and is moved or copied to another location, it remains encrypted. If it is moved out of an encrypted directory, it still remains encrypted. Integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO), EEFF provides a single point of control over the data on all systems, and supports both user- and system-based policies.
During the installation of this McAfee endpoint suite, the Encryption for Files and Folders client and associated management files were checked into your McAfee ePO server. A deployment task was automatically created for you as well. Note that after deployment of Encryption for Files and Folders, a reboot is required.
In order to obtain the optimal deployment and testing environment, please refer to the POC Installation Guide for McAfee Encryption for Files and Folders. This document guides you step by step to set up a EEFF POC environment, covering the most common use cases.