Symantec Drive Encryption

Symantec Drive Encryption (formerly known as PGP Whole Disk Encryption or WDE) provides comprehensive disk encryption, enabling protection for data on desktops, notebooks, and removable media. The encrypted data is continuously safeguarded from unauthorized access, providing strong security for intellectual property and confidential data.

Note: Many schools and units have standardized on the use of specific applications and operating systems. Faculty and staff should speak to their local support provider to determine which products are supported locally before selecting or purchasing software.


The recommended implementation of Symantec Drive Encryption at Penn requires connecting your computer to a Symantec Encryption Server. Please work with your local support provider to obtain the software and assistance necessary to access the appropriate Symantec Encryption Server for your school or center.

Configuration and use

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Support escalation

Support providers experiencing an issue who need addtional assistance may contact LAN Technology Services to open a case with Symantec, if necessary.

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Date Posted: March 11, 2013 Tags: Technical Info, Provider Resource, Security, Encryption

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