Encrypt the Mac

The device encryption feature encrypts the Mac's hard disk using FileVault 2 technology. When your administrator activates the Device Encryption feature, the Sophos Device Encryption dialog is shown.

  1. In the Sophos Device Encryption dialog, enter your login password and click Encrypt.
    This turns on device encryption. Alternatively, click Postpone to start the process later.
  2. Your recovery key is automatically stored in Sophos Central.

When the system disk is encrypted, the internal data volumes are automatically encrypted. Encrypted disks are automatically unlocked when the Mac starts. Removable data volumes such as USB drives are not encrypted.