DESlock+ Encryption

Many laws and regulations require that to operate in compliance with federal and state standards, organizations have to encrypt computers that house sensitive information (such as PHI). For organizations that do not operate on Windows 8 and above, this can be an issue, as Bitlocker is not available on systems using a pre-Windows 8 Windows OS.

But DESlock+ encryption offers an effective solution for encryption —both in these cases and in cases of general data encryption.

DESlock is available in both managed and standalone setups. Standalone DESlock+ will work for very small environments or for home workstation encryption, but managed DESlock+ is what you will want to use for most organizations. This article will detail how to add a user, add a workstation, encrypt a workstation within a Managed DESlock+ environment, and generating a DESlock+ preboot password.

Managing users and workstations with DESlock+ Enterprise Server is moderately easy, with a pretty low learning curve. It is important to note that DESlock+ operates on the user level – that is, that workstations are connected to users and most management is performed by making configuration changes for the user. This product-management strategy is predicated on the fact that one user can use more than one workstation, allowing one DESlock+ license to extend to multiple workstations.

From within DESlock+ Enterprise Server, under “Users” in the left-hand-side folder tree, double-click on the folder of the location that the new user will be working in. Once inside the folder, click “Add,” which is located on the second-from-the-top ribbon at the top of the DESlock Enterprise Server window.

Enter the email address for the user that you are creating in DESlock+. After you enter the email address, click “Add.” This simple process is all that is required for adding a user.

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