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What is Dell Encryption / Dell Data Protection Encryption?

Summary: Dell Data Protection EncryptionDell Encryption, what is it?

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

Affected Products:

Dell Encryption
Dell Data Protection | Encryption




What is Dell Encryption?

Dell 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 Encryption - Spec sheet

Dell 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. Dell Encryption Personal (formerly Dell Data Protection | 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.

To contact support, reference Dell Data Security International Support Phone Numbers.
Go to TechDirect to generate a technical support request online.
For additional insights and resources, join the Dell Security Community Forum.

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Dell Encryption

Last Published Date

08 Jul 2021



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