Encrypt files according to policy

Your security officer uses policies to define which files need to be encrypted and what key needs to be used. To make sure that sensitive files on your computer are encrypted, we recommend that you perform an initial encryption. This means that all policies your security officer assigned to you will be enforced. To start an initial encryption:

  1. Open the System Preferences.
  2. Click the Sophos SafeGuard icon.
  3. Select the Policies tab.
  4. Switch to Locally Translated Path view and click on Enforce all policies.
All files in Secured Folders are encrypted or re-encrypted with the key specified in the policy.

If you want to enforce a single policy, select the policy and click Enforce Policy.

If you want to encrypt individual files or folders according to policy, right-click a file or folder and select Encrypt According to Policy.