The purpose of whole disk encryption is to protect sensitive data that could be stored on staff and faculty computers. The software is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers. The Desktop and Portable Computer standard requires that the hard drives of laptop computers be encrypted. Whole Disk encryption software protects the information stored on a hard drive from unauthorized access in case the device is lost or stolen.
Whole disk encryption will encrypt a device in order to protect any sensitive data it might have. The solution also supports the encryption of removable drives like flash drives or external hard drives. If a device is stolen or lost, WDE will make it hard for the data to be retrieved from the device.