Fast initial encryption

SafeGuard Enterprise offers fast initial encryption as a special mode for volume-based encryption. It reduces the time needed for initial encryption (or final decryption) of volumes on endpoints by accessing only disk space that is actually in use.

For fast initial encryption, the following prerequisites apply:

Note: This mode leads to a less secure state if a disk has been used before its current usage with SafeGuard Enterprise. Unused sectors may still contain data. Fast initial encryption is therefore disabled by default.

To enable fast initial encryption, select the setting Fast initial encryption in a policy of the type Device Protection.

Note: For volume decryption, the fast initial encryption mode will always be used, regardless of the specified policy setting. For decryption, the prerequisites listed also apply.