Is Disk Encryption Right For Your Organization?

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Protecting sensitive data on laptops, desktops and removable devices from theft or loss is critical for certain organizations. Five simple questions from Softchoice can quickly help you understand if an encryption tool is right for your organization.

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Is Disk Encryption Right For Your Organization?

  1. 1. Should your organizationconsider disk encryption?
  2. 2. Do you have travellerswith mobile devices? If a mobile device is lost or compromised, without encryption, your organization willhave to report the loss to customers and risk lawsuits.
  3. 3. Is your organizationgoverned by regulations?If it’s required that your organization is HIPPA or PCI compliant, an extralayer of security for mobile devices is necessary to avoid data loss prevention.
  4. 4. Do employees haveaccess to sensitive data?If employees are accessing PersonallyIdentifiable Information (PII) or other partner or customer data, it’s important to ensure that it is protected.
  5. 5. Is your environment heterogeneous? If you have multiple operatingsystems used for mobile devices inyour organization, a multi-platform tool is ideal.
  6. 6. Are you planning a hardware refresh in the near future?Disposing of hardware presents a risk of data loss. Encryption ensures that your data issafe – even when your organization is finished with your hardware.
  7. 7. Full disk encryption might be your answer• Protects against personal computer loss, theft, compromise and improper disposal• Reduces risk of loss of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other sensitive data• Supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  8. 8. Symantec PGP Whole Disk Encryption• Provides multi-platform, high performance full disk encryption for all data for laptops, desktops and servers• A single console manages all security policies including event monitoring and reporting
  9. 9. For more information• Contact Monica Scott at monica.scott@softchoice.com• Visit Symantec online at http://www.symantec.com/business/whole- disk-encryption

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