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jfeyen Trusted Contributor.
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Starting with ZENworks FDE

Hi,

Can somebody tell me their experience with full disk encryption?

1) Is there performance loss when the disk is encrypted?
2) Can the encryption status be seen from zenworks console?
3) What encryption does zenworks use? AES-256?
4) Is there a recovery process?
5) Does the login take longer on a laptop with FDE enabled?
6) Can you easly send a decrypt policy to a device?
7) Is the encryption key saved in MBR or TPM ship?
😎 Can vm's or virtual box vms be encrypted?

Kr,

Joeri
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Re: Starting with ZENworks FDE

#1 - No, there should not be any perceptible difference.
#2 - Yes.
#3 - That is the default, but can be changed to others via the Encryption Policy Settings.
#4 - Yes, multiple methods.
#5 - No, it should not.
#6 - Yes.
#7 - A Small Linux Partition holds some of this info as well as the central ZENworks Database.
#8 - Yes.
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Re: Starting with ZENworks FDE

CRAIGDWILSON;2468155 wrote:
#1 - No, there should not be any perceptible difference.
#2 - Yes.
#3 - That is the default, but can be changed to others via the Encryption Policy Settings.
#4 - Yes, multiple methods.
#5 - No, it should not.
#6 - Yes.
#7 - A Small Linux Partition holds some of this info as well as the central ZENworks Database.
#8 - Yes.

according to the documentation virtual devices should not be encypted:

ZENworks Full Disk Encryption is not supported in virtual environments. This includes both virtual machines and machines accessed via thin-clients. When installing the ZENworks Agent to a virtual environment machine, do not enable Full Disk Encryption.


Is that just meaning it is not supported but most likely works?
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