Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac OS X is administered in the SafeGuard Management Center. The following chapter focuses on the Mac-specific configuration.

SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac only uses policies of the type File Encryption and General Settings. This means that you only need to use a File Encryption policy for managing encryption of data on the local file system, removable media, network shares and cloud storage. Device Protection policies (including Cloud Storage and Removable Media Encryption policies) will be ignored for SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac OS X. Always assign File Encryption policies to the user objects. File Encryption policies assigned to endpoints will not have any effect on OS X endpoints.


In the SafeGuard Management Center, paths have to be entered using backslashes. They are automatically converted to forward slashes on the Mac client side.