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University Computer Center
2801 W. Bancroft
MS 202
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
419-530-2400

Information Technology
UTMC | Dowling Hall
3000 Arlington Avenue
MS 1079
Toledo, OH 43614
419-383-2400

ithelpdesk@utoledo.edu

McAfee Endpoint Encryption

1.) What is McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs?
2.) Why do we need McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs?
3.) When will McAfee Endpoint Encryption be installed on your laptop?
4.) How is McAfee Endpoint Encryption installed on your laptop?

1.) What is McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs?

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs (formerly known as SafeBoot) is an enterprise-level full disk encryption solution.  It encrypts all data stored on the computer’s hard drive and provides IT with the capability to manage and restore access to the computer should a password be forgotten.

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2.) Why do we need McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs?

Installing McAfee Endpoint Encryption alleviates the risk that sensitive data can be compromised if a University-owned computer is lost or stolen since all data is encrypted.  University employees regularly work with sensitive data including personal information such as social security numbers as well as student and patient information.  This information must be protected in accordance with both State and Federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations (FERPA.)  Any loss or theft of a University-owned computer must be investigated if it is determined that sensitive information was compromised, the breach must be reported.  Breaches of sensitive information are costly to the University both monetarily and in terms of our reputation.

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3.) When will McAfee Endpoint Encryption be installed on your laptop?

Your client services representatives will begin installing McAfee Endpoint Encryption on laptops running Windows XP starting on December 7th, 2009 followed by laptops running Windows Vista and Windows 7.  Due to the number of University-owned laptops, installation will be an ongoing project in 2010.  If you have a laptop with sensitive data and would like McAfee Endpoint Encryption installed as soon as possible, you can contact your client services representative and request installation.

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4.) How is McAfee Endpoint Encryption installed on your laptop?

Your client services representative will install McAfee Endpoint Encryption on your laptop after checking your hard drive for errors and ensuring that you have backed up any critical data.  Once the McAfee Endpoint Encryption program is installed on your laptop it will begin encrypting your hard drive.  Your laptop will be rebooted and you will be asked to login using your UTAD username and password to set your credentials for the McAfee Endpoint Encryption service.  You will then be able to use your computer while the initial encryption of your hard drive occurs in the background.  Encryption will take several hours to complete.

More information concerning McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs can be found at http://www.utoledo.edu/it/NS/Security/Tools/FDE.html.

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Last Updated: 6/26/15