DISK Protect Enhanced is a CESG (now NCSC) certified software solution that provides transparent, full disk encryption of a hard disk or disks.
Data at rest at Tier 2 or above should be protected by a High Grade product. Where this is not an option, an assured hardware-based solution should be preferred as part of a risk managed process. The NCSC’s position is that software-based solutions should not be deployed above Official, however you may be considering this scenario due to your specific operational requirements. If this is the case, please contact the CAPS team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss viable risk mitigation strategies.
Disk Protect Enhanced currently remains available to customers to maintain existing networks. We will announce the future key cessation date in due course.
DISK Protect Enhanced has been developed under the CAPS scheme to provide security assurance coupled with reduced handling requirements for PCs containing Protectively Marked information. DISK Protect Enhanced is designed to protect data at rest against data compromise due to theft or loss of the computer.
Total disk encryption ensures ALL data including system and page files are automatically encrypted and decrypted transparently so the user is assured that information is protected at all times.
Access control is provided by means of a user name user password and a USB token or smartcard. All Key material is supplied by the NCSC.
DISK Protect Enhanced may be configured to satisfy any local security policy by means of an easy-to-use Administration Tool. The product supports up to four users with privileges being configurable on an individual basis.
DISK Protect Enhanced can also be used to encrypt removable media (e.g. USB flash disks and USB caddied hard drives).
DISK Protect Enhanced is available for:
Windows XP (32-bit)
Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32 & 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32 & 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 (32 & 64-bit)