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Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 20 2013

What do you think of Symantec Endpoint Encryption?

Today is a big deadline in work. The point when weeks of work move from development to production (via numerous sprints/releases to UAT). The culmination of the development team and my efforts over the last two months. As with most IT projects the last two weeks have been a bit fraught, testing us as we prepare to launch a new suite of Cognos reports. Today is also the day my Thinkpad has decided to corrupt its master boot record (MBR). Preventing my laptop from loading its operating system. Thankfully Microsoft (and third parties) provide bootable utilities to repair MBRs. However………… Master Boot Record Corrupt. FAIL! My MBR failure is complicated by IBM (sensibly) requiring us to use Symantec’s PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE). PGP’s WDE protects our laptops, and any sensitive…
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Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 11 2013

What do you think of Symantec Endpoint Encryption?

The following measurements were taken with a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 with 8Gb ram & running Windows 7 SP1+fixes. The CPU is a 2.5 Ghz core duo. Whilst not intending to do a thorough controlled test, I thought it would be interesting to see what the effect of Symantec PGP encryption might be on I/O performance Here’s my SSD before encryption And here’s the same afterwards Write speed has roughly been quartered whilst read speed is a little over half Given this is an SSD the overall throughput is still decent, though this came with a significant increase in CPU – in fact this is now the limiting factor it seems, with the “System” (ie kernel) showing maxed out CPU whilst previously this CPU wasn’t noticeably high With the hard drive the before…

What is Symantec Endpoint Encryption?

Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
Also known as
Symantec Drive Encryption
Symantec Endpoint Encryption customers
Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
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