Agreement finalized for PGP Whole Disk Encryption

By Nathan Smith

Indiana University and PGP have entered into an Enterprise Software License Agreement for PGP whole disk encryption software.

The software agreement covers all Indiana University Campuses and Affiliates.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption will provide Indiana University with comprehensive, platform-independent, and high performance full disk encryption for all data (user files, swap files, system files, hidden files, etc.) on desktops and laptops. The encrypted data is protected from unauthorized access, providing strong security for intellectual property, customer data, partner data and brand. The software can be installed on most Windows and Apple OS platforms.

  • Rapid deployment – Automated deployments, platform independent, includes USB encryption.
  • Centralized management – Automatic, centralized policy enforcement with single web-based management console for all clients.
  • Easy passphrase and machine recovery – Local self-recovery, one-time-use token and other recovery options.
  • Built PGP® strong-High performance, optimized, and strong encryption, built with PGP® Hybrid Cryptographic Optimizer (HCO) technology. FIPS 140-2 validated, CAPS-approved, DIPCOG-approved, CC EAL 4+ pending. Supports Intel® Anti-theft technology.
  • User-friendly-Background encryption with throttle capabilities. Fewer passwords to remember with support for Windows® Single sign-on.

The client will only be available to LSPs ( for deployment on "Faculty/Staff" systems only. Procedures are being worked out with Purchasing and UITS on obtaining the software seats for IU Department LSP's.

Software should be available to all LSP's in mid/late February. Until that time we would prefer all LSP's wait to obtain their own version of the software until the official deployment is rolled out. An official deployment, policy, support and documentation will be provided in the near future.

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