|Managing Mac endpoints / About SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac|
On each Mac OS X client you can have a maximum of 24 Secured Folders (mount points). If more than one user is logged in on a single machine, you need to add up the mount points from all logged-in users.
An encryption rule on <Root>/abc will have an effect, while an encryption rule on <Root>/private/abc will not.
Spotlight search does not work in encrypted files.
Searching for labeled files does not work in Secured Folders.
When you move an encrypted file from a Secured Folder to non-Secured Folder, the file will still be encrypted, but you will not be able to access its content. You need to decrypt it first manually.
When you open an encrypted file in a Secured Folder and save it in a non-Secured Folder, the file will be decrypted automatically.
For files in Secured Folders, the standard functionality Browse All Versions... is not available.
A Secured Folder cannot be shared over the network.
It is not possible to burn an encrypted CD.
When deleting files from a Secured Folder (mount point), a message prompts you to confirm the delete process. Deleted files are not moved to the Trash folder and thus cannot be restored.
SafeGuard Portable is not available for Mac OS X.
Encrypted files can be transferred with AirDrop. Ensure that the target device can handle encrypted files. If it cannot, applications may behave unpredictably.
Using Handoff for encrypted files is not supported.
Mounting network file shares with autofs
Network file shares which have a policy applied and are automatically mounted at startup will not be detected by Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption. It is not possible to handle such mount points because the original mount point cannot be replaced.