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What is Dell Data Protection - Encryption?


What is Dell Data Protection | Encryption? This guide will give a brief description on the functions and features of Dell Data Protection | Encryption software.


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Dell Data Protection | Encryption




What is Dell Data Protection | Encryption?

Dell Data Protection Encryption is a number of applications that allow you to:

  • Detect data security risks on desktops, laptops and external media.
  • Protect data on these devices by enforcing access control policies, authentication and encryption of sensitive data.
  • Manage data centrally with policies using collaborative tools that integrate into existing user directories.
  • Support key and data recovery, automatic updates and tracking for protected devices.

Dell Data Protection | Encryption - Specsheet

Dell Data Protection | Encryption Features

  • Full-System Data Protection Solution. (Hardware, Software & Services)
  • Multi-OS supported. (XP, Vista, and Windows 7)
  • Local or Remote Management Solution
  • Focus on ease of use and performance

This Solution includes hardware and software for Client endpoints that tie into an encryption management server and associated services.

  • Hardware: GPE (General Purpose Encryption) card and firmware, that has the encryption engine.
  • Client software and Middleware: Running on each client system (Desktops/notebooks) enforcing encryption policies.
  • Management console (software): Running on server to remotely administer and enforce policies.

Software-based Data Centric Encryption:

It allows you to easily encrypt data, whether it resides on the system drive or external media. DDPE Personal Edition provides FIPS-level protection and enables:

  • Easier compliance management: Features one touch-compliance policy templates and quick system recovery.
  • Support for existing processes for authentication, patching and more.
  • System disk and port encryption in a single solution.
  • Encryption of all data, except files essential to booting the operating system.
  • Encryption based on user profiles and data sensitivity.

Full Volume Encryption (FVE)

See Guide:

Setting Up The Dell Data Protection Encryption (DDPE): Full Volume Encryption (FVE)


For any questions/concerns, please call Dell Data Protection ProSupport at: 877.459.7304 Ext. 4310039. For support outside the US, reference ProSupport’s International Contact numbers list. You can also join us on our Dell Security Community Forum.


Article ID: SLN284168

Last Date Modified: 03/06/2017 07:52 AM


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