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Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption

Does SecureDoc encryption remain on files after they are moved from my local hard drive?

No, for SecureDoc FDE (full disk encryption) data is transparently intercepted and encrypted just before it is written to the disk, and intercepted and decrypted immediately after it is read from the disk. If a file is opened or copied and saved to a network folder or other unencrypted destination, the file remains in plain text in the new location as the file has not been re-encrypted back to the hard disk.

Last updated March 8, 2011 @ 11:31 am

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