Data encryption and protection
Nov 27, 2023
Data encryption reduces the risk of unintentional leakage in case your notebook, removable drive, or hard drive is stolen or lost, or upon access by unauthorized users and applications.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows provides encryption functionality. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows allows you to encrypt files stored on local drives of devices and removable drives, as well as encrypt removable drives and hard drives entirely.
Encryption rules are configured through Kaspersky Security Center by defining policies. Encryption and decryption according to the existing rules are performed when applying a policy.
Availability of the encryption management feature is determined by the user interface settings.
The administrator can perform the following actions:
- Configure and perform file encryption or decryption on local drives of the device.
- Configure and perform file encryption on removable drives.
- Create rules of access to encrypted files by applications.
- Create and deliver to the user a key file for access to encrypted files if file encryption is restricted on the user's device.
- Configure and perform hard drive encryption.
- Manage user access to encrypted hard drives and removable drives (manage authentication agent accounts, create and deliver to users information on request for account name and password restoration, as well as access keys for encrypted devices).
- View encryption statuses and reports about encryption of files.
These operations are performed using tools integrated into Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows. For detailed instructions on how to perform operations and a description of encryption features please refer to the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Online Help.
Kaspersky Security Center supports encryption management functionality for devices running macOS operating systems. Encryption is configured using Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Mac tools for those application versions that support encryption functionality. For detailed instructions on how to perform operations and a description of encryption features, refer to the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Mac Administrator's Guide.