Migrate from SafeGuard Enterprise BitLocker

Follow these steps to migrate.

Note If you are using BitLocker with SafeGuard Enterprise version 6.x or 7.x, we recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of SafeGuard Enterprise first.

If you are using SafeGuard Enterprise version 6.x or 7.x, you must decrypt the system disk following the steps in the SafeGuard Enterprise administrator help before you can migrate to Sophos Central Device Encryption.

To migrate from a SafeGuard Enterprise BitLocker Client (version 8.0 or later) to Sophos Central Device Encryption:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and right-click Sophos SafeGuard Client.
  2. Select Change from the right-click menu.
    The Sophos SafeGuard Client Setup wizard opens.
  3. Uninstall the BitLocker component.
    Note Removing the BitLocker component does not decrypt your volumes or files.
  4. Install the Sophos Central Device Encryption software.
  5. Make sure that a Sophos Central Device Encryption policy is assigned to the endpoint and activated.

You can now manage BitLocker using Sophos Central. You do not need to re-encrypt. Once you have applied a Sophos Central Device Encryption policy to the endpoint, the recovery key is renewed and sent to Sophos Central. File encryption functionality remains unchanged.