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Best Practices Guide
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Preface
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About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Find product documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
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Comprehensive McAfee Endpoint Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Purpose of this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Design overview
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Support for the self-encrypting (Opal from Trusted Computing Group) drive . . . . . . . . . .
Endpoint Encryption Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure UBP enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PBA in Endpoint Encryption 7.0 Patch 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Endpoint Encryption works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
McAfee ePO requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Requirements testing for client systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Active Directory configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended Product Settings Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended User-Based Policy Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist for using Intel AMT and EEPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phased deployment strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Basic preparations and recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High level process of the installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Client task to deploy the EEAgent and Endpoint Encryption packages . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add group users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Endpoint Encryption activation sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Activate Endpoint Encryption using Add local domain users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Skip Unused Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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How does disabling/deleting a user in Active Directory affect the Endpoint Encryption user . . . .
Manage Machine Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure role based access control for managing Endpoint Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Export user assignments from 5.x.x database .
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Preface
This guide provides the information on best practices on using McAfee Endpoint Encryption.
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About this guide
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Introduction
McAfee Endpoint Encryption provides superior encryption across a variety of endpoints such as
desktops and laptops. The Endpoint Encryption solution uses strong access control with Pre‑Boot
Authentication (PBA) and a NIST approved algorithm to encrypt data on endpoints. Encryption and
decryption are completely transparent to the end user and performed without hindering system
performance.
Administrators can easily implement and enforce security policies that control how sensitive data is
encrypted. These policies allow the administrators to monitor real‑time events and generate reports to
demonstrate compliance with internal and regulatory requirements.
Endpoint Encryption has the advantage over other competitive encryption products, because it
engages encryption prior to loading of the Windows or Mac operating system, while data is at rest.
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Comprehensive McAfee Endpoint Encryption
Purpose of this guide
Comprehensive McAfee Endpoint Encryption
This guide indicates Endpoint Encryption (EE) as the term to describe EEPC and EEMac. The content
that refers to the term Endpoint Encryption (EE) is applicable to both EEPC and EEMac. Procedures and
other details that are different for EEPC and EEMac setup are described in separate sections indicating
its individual product name, for example, EEPC or EEMac.
The McAfee Endpoint Encryption (EE) suite provides multiple layers of defense against data loss with
several integrated modules that address specific areas of risk. The suite provides protection for
individual computers, roaming laptops, MacBooks, and Mac desktops with 64‑bit Extensible Firmware
Interface (EFI).
This guide discusses these McAfee Endpoint Encryption solutions:
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McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC
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McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac
Purpose of this guide
This guide suggests best practices for deployment and activation. It also discusses optimization and
maintenance before and after deployment.
When planning a large scale deployment of EEPC/EEMac 7.0 Patch 1, it is important to understand:
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The features of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO )
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The process of scaling the back end component
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Purpose of this guide
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AD/LDAP
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The associated Endpoint Encryption communication
This document encapsulates the professional opinions of Endpoint Encryption certified engineers, and
is not an exact science. You must understand both the product and the environment in which it will be
used, before deciding on an implementation strategy. Calculations and figures in this guide are based
on field evidence and not theoretical system testing; they are our best advice at the time of writing.
Please review the best practices and use the guidelines that best fit your environment.
Abbreviations
The following table lists the abbreviations used in this document.
Table 1-1 Abbreviations
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Titles
Designations
AD
Active Directory
ASCI
Agent Server Communication Interval
BIOS
Basic Input/Output System
DN
Domain Name
EEM
Endpoint Encryption Manager
EEPC
Endpoint Encryption for PC
EEMac
Endpoint Encryption for Mac
ePO
ePolicy Orchestrator
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
MBR
Master Boot Record
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
OS
Operating System
OU
Organizational Unit
PC
Personal Computer
SSO
Single Sign On
UBP
User‑Based Policy
GPT
GUID Partition Table
HFS
Mac OS X Extended File System
HFS+
Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) File System
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Design overview
The McAfee ePO server is a central store of configuration information for all systems, servers, policies,
and users.
Each time the administrator initiates a policy update, or an Agent Server Communication Interval
(ASCI), the EEPC/EEMac protected system connects with McAfee ePO.
The Endpoint Encryption protected system queries McAfee ePO for any configuration updates and
downloads them. An example of updates are a new user assigned (by the administrator) to the client
system, a change in policies, or a change in server settings specified by the administrator.
The Endpoint Encryption protected system also updates any changes on the client system back to the
McAfee ePO server, for example, change of user's password token data.
Contents
Support for the self-encrypting (Opal from Trusted Computing Group) drive
Endpoint Encryption Policies
PBA in Endpoint Encryption 7.0 Patch 1
How Endpoint Encryption works
McAfee ePO requirements
Requirements testing for client systems
Support for the self-encrypting (Opal from Trusted Computing
Group) drive
EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 provides better management facility for the Opal drive, which is a self‑contained and
standalone Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that conforms to the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal
standard.
The Opal drive is always encrypted by the on board crypto processor. However, it may or may not be
locked. Though the Opal drive handles all of the encryption, it needs to be managed by a management
software like McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. If the Opal drive is not managed, it behaves and responds
like a normal HDD.
The combination of EEPC and McAfee ePO for Opal provides:
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Centralized management
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Reporting and recovery functionality
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A secure Pre‑Boot Authentication that unlocks the Opal drive
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An efficient user management
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Continuous policy enforcement
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Endpoint Encryption Policies
The overall experience and tasks of an administrator and users in installing and using EEPC are exactly
the same regardless of whether the target system has an Opal drive or a normal HDD. The installation
of the product extension, deployment of the software packages, policy enforcement, and the method
of management are all the same for both systems with Opal and HDD.
Endpoint Encryption Policies
Endpoint Encryption is managed through the McAfee ePO server, using a combination of Product
Settings, User‑Based and Add Local Domain User Settings policies.
The McAfee ePO console allows the administrator to enforce policies across groups of computers, or a
single computer. Any new policy enforcement through McAfee ePO overrides the existing policy that is
already set on the individual systems. There are three types of policies: Product Settings, User‑Based
Policies, and Add Local Domain User Settings. Product Settings Policies are specific to a system or a
group of systems. User Based Policies are specific to a user, or a group of users, on a system or a
group of systems. Add Local Domain User Settings are specific to adding a blacklist of users to the
ALDU functionality.
The Product Settings Policy controls the behavior of the EEPC/EEMac installed systems. For example, it
contains the options for enabling encryption, enabling automatic booting, and controlling the theme
for the Pre‑Boot environment.
The User‑Based Policy controls the parameters for EEPC/EEMac user accounts. For example, it contains
the options for selecting a token type (including password and smartcard) and password content rules.
Using Add Local Domain User Settings Policies, you can use the Add Local Domain User Settings policy
and add a blacklist of users to the ALDU functionality. Users added to the blacklist are excluded from
the list of users assigned by the ALDU function.
Configure UBP enforcement
By default, all users inherit the default User‑Based Policy assigned to a system and are prevented from
using Policy Assignment Rules for EEPC UBP in order to provide maximum system scalability. User
Based policies should be kept to a minimum when possible since UBPs impact performance and
activation time. For EEMac the UBP enforcement feature is same as the Product Setting policy.
Before you begin
You must have appropriate permissions to perform this task.
To allow a user to use a non‑default User Based Policy, you must enable UBP enforcement for that
user. This allows Policy Assignment Rules to be executed to select a specific non‑default UBP for the
user. If not enabled, Policy Assignment Rules are not performed and the user inherits the default UBP.
Failing to assign UBP using Policy Assignment Rule to users, with UBP enforcement enabled, might
cause EEPC activation to fail.
User Based Policies in Endpoint Encryption 7.0 Patch 1
A requirement of EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 is that you need to specify which groups of users are allowed or
not to use the Policy Assignment Rules. The allowed users get their required User Based Policies. Users
that are not allowed to use the Policy Assignment Rules inherit the default User Based Policies
assigned to the system.
For EEMac the Policy Assignment Rule selection criteria only uses System Properties, which allows you
to assign the rule to System(s) in a group. Because of this only a single policy can be assigned to a Mac
system at a time. As a result, all users on the Mac client will have the same policy setting.
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Task
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Click Menu | Reporting | Queries. The Queries page opens.
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Select Endpoint Encryption from Shared Groups in Groups pane. The standard EE query list appears.
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Run the EE: Users query to list all the Endpoint Encryption Users.
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Select a user(s) from the list to enforce the policy.
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Click Actions | Endpoint Encryption | Configure UBP enforcement. The Configure UBP enforcement page
appears with Enable and Disable options.
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Select Enable or Disable, then click OK to configure the UBP enforcement state. On selecting Enable,
Policy Assignment Rules are enabled for the selected users, and a specific UBP is assigned to the
user according to the rule defined.
At each ASCI, ePolicy Orchestrator enforces all the relevant user‑based policies to each client in
addition to the user‑based policy for the logged on user configured with UBP enforcement.
PBA in Endpoint Encryption 7.0 Patch 1
On BIOS‑based systems, the EEPC operating system provides security by booting prior to Windows
and requiring Pre‑Boot Authentication before the user is allowed to access the main operating system.
On UEFI‑based systems, the EEPC software runs as a trusted application providing the same level of
functionality.
PBA in EEMac is a firmware application that acts as a trusted authentication layer by serving as an
extension of the boot firmware and guarantees a secure, tamper‑proof environment external to the
Mac operating system. Firmware is the combination of persistent memory and program code and data
stored in it.
The PBA in Endpoint Encryption prevents Windows or Mac from loading until the user has
authenticated with the correct password. It eliminates the possibility that one of the millions of lines of
the OS code can compromise the privacy of personal or company data.
The PBA provided by Endpoint Encryption has proven time and time again as the best Data Protection
solution in the market. The PBA solution is an unmatched best practice to be followed by any
organization for system security and data protection.
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How Endpoint Encryption works
How Endpoint Encryption works
A boot sequence is executed by the BIOS (Windows) or firmware (Mac) leading to the starting of the
bootable operating systems.
Operating
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Windows
The boot sequence is the initial set of operations that the computer performs when it is
switched on. A boot loader (or a bootstrap loader) is a short computer program that
loads the main operating system for the computer. The BIOS first looks at a boot
record, which is the logical area zero (or starting point) point of the disk drive, known
as Master Boot Record (MBR), which contains the boot loader.
On BIOS systems
EEPC alters the MBR; the BIOS loads the modified MBR that will then load the sector
chain containing the Pre‑Boot environment. This Pre‑Boot screen then prompts the user
for authentication credentials, which might be a password, smart card, or token.
On UEFI systems
The UEFI specification defines a boot manager, a firmware policy engine that is in
charge of loading the OS loader and all necessary drivers. The boot configuration is
controlled by a set of global NVRAM variables, including boot variables that indicate the
paths to the loaders.
PBA is a UEFI application started by the UEFI Boot Manager before the Windows
bootloader uses standard UEFI protocols for GUI implementation (Graphics Output
Protocol, Simple Pointer Protocol, etc.)
GPT Headers and Partition Tables cannot be encrypted:
• The data in these regions is required before the disk is unlocked
• The disk would not be recognized as a valid GPT disk and the system would be
unable to boot
Mac
The BootROM firmware is the initial set of operations that a Mac computer performs
when it is switched on. When BootROM (or the user) selects Mac OS X as the operating
system to boot, the control passes to the BootX boot loader. The BootX loads the
kernel. The kernel then initializes various Mac/BSD data structures and finally loads the
Mac OS X desktop for user.
When EEMac becomes active, it alters the NVRAM variables on Mac and loads the
Pre‑Boot Authentication window for the user. When the user successfully authenticates
to PBA, the Mac OS X loads by decrypting the initial sectors of the disk. Finally passing
the control, the EEMac host process runs under Mac OS X for further crypt operations.
After the user enters valid authentication credentials, the operating system starts to load and the user
can use the computer in a normal way.
Encrypting a PC or Mac with EEPC or EEMac respectively is the best and the most important practice
that any organization can have for protecting their data.
McAfee ePO requirements
The McAfee ePO server is a central store of configuration information for all systems, servers, policies,
and users. It can be installed only on Windows Server 2003 or 2008 operating systems. For detailed
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information about installing or using McAfee ePO, see the ePolicy Orchestrator product documentation
for version 4.6.
Supported environments for McAfee ePO and Endpoint Encryption
As new operating systems and service packs are released, the original Product Guides for McAfee ePO
and Endpoint Encryption might not reflect the current McAfee support policy for those platforms. To
view supported environments for McAfee ePO and Endpoint Encryption, read these Knowledge Base
articles:
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EEPC— https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB76804
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EEMac—https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB68921
For more details, you can also refer to the McAfee Endpoint Encryption ‑ 7.0 Patch 1 Product Guide.
Hardware requirements for McAfee ePO
For details on the hardware requirements for McAfee ePO, See the product documentation for your
version of McAfee ePO.
Software requirements
For details on the software requirements for McAfee ePO and McAfee Agent, see the Release Notes for
EEPC and EEMac.
Clients communicating with McAfee ePO 4.6 through VPN disappear from the McAfee tree. For more
information, refer to the KnowledgeBase article https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?
page=content&id=KB52949.
Requirements testing for client systems
McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC requirements must be met before it can be installed on a client
system.
McAfee Endpoint Encryption GO (EEGO) 7.0 Patch 1
McAfee provides the McAfee Endpoint Encryption GO (EEGO) 7.0 Patch 1 utility for system
administrators to determine which systems are compatible for installing and activating EEPC. EEGO
runs a set of compatibility tests on a client system, and then creates a report through the McAfee ePO
console that summarizes the readiness of the managed systems.
The McAfee Endpoint Encryption system policy can be configured to prevent activation of encryption
on client systems that fail EEGO testing.
Make sure that EEGO is not a pre‑requisite for installing EEPC and it comes as a separate package.
If the system is connected to the McAfee ePO server, the system sends the readiness status to McAfee
ePO through McAfee Agent.
The overall EEGO installation and deployment process can be simplified into the following steps.
This assumes that the user has already successfully installed McAfee ePO and has McAfee Agent
installed on all appropriate client systems that successfully communicates with McAfee ePO.
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Install the EEGO extension (EEGO.ZIP) in McAfee ePO. Repeat the same procedures used for
installing the product extension.
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Check in the EEGO software package (EegoPackage.ZIP) to McAfee ePO. Repeat the same
procedures used for checking in the product package.
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Deploy Endpoint Encryption GO to the client system. Repeat the same procedures used for the
product deployment task.
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Enforce EEGO policies to the client system.
After restarting, the client system communicates with the McAfee ePO server and pulls down the
assigned Endpoint Encryption GO policy, runs the tests and reports the system diagnostic information
according to the defined policies.
If you select the Only activate if health check (Endpoint Encryption : Go) passes option and then uninstall EEGO from
the client, it is not possible to deselect this option. As a result of this, EEPC will fail to activate.
Also, the status of EEGO endpoints can be monitored through various chart representations available
in McAfee ePO.
EEGO runs these tests for installing EEPC:
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Incompatible product detection: SafeBoot, HP ProtectTools 2009, Bitlocker, PointSec, Truecrypt,
GuardianEdge, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, SafeGuardEasy and PGP Whole Disk Encryption.
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Smart Controller predictive failure, a test that reports if the Operating System is reporting that the
S.M.A.R.T. controller is indicating an imminent failure.
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Disk Status, a test for BIOS based systems, reports if the disk (MBR and partition structure) is
suitable to install EEPC.
Make sure to note that EEGO is not supported for UEFI systems.
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Datachannel communication status, a test reporting of the success or failure of the Datachannel
communication from the client to the McAfee ePO server.
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Datachannel communication delay, a test in milliseconds of the delay of the communication
between the McAfee ePO server and the endpoint.
If any of these requirements is not valid, and the EEPC system policy is configured to abandon
activation if the EEGO tests fail, EEPC activation will be abandoned.
EEGO is capable of detecting a series of circumstances that might impact the rollout of EEPC. However,
EEGO does not replace the need to perform due diligence testing prior to a rollout.
Pre‑boot Smart Check
The Pre‑Boot Smart Check is functionality in EEPC that performs various tests to ensure that the EEPC
pre‑boot environment can work successfully on a device. It will test the areas that have been identified
to cause incompatibility issues in the past.
If a device fails the Pre‑Boot Smart Check it will not activate EEPC and will not proceed. You can view
the audit log to get the latest information on any progress of the check from the last time the device
synchronized with McAfee ePO.
The Pre‑Boot Smart Check can be used in conjunction with EEGO and help administrators during initial
deployments. EEGO will perform checks and validation in the operating system, and the Pre‑Boot
Smart Check will perform checks/validations outside of the operating system. The combined usage can
give administrators the highest confidence of a successful deployment.
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Software configuration and policies
When planning for a rollout and deployment of EEPC/EEMac, we recommend that you understand the
following important tasks correctly.
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How to configure an LDAP server in McAfee ePO
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How to schedule and run the EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task
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How to configure policies and different strategies for phased deployments
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Active Directory configuration
EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization
Recommended Product Settings Policy
Recommended User-Based Policy Settings
Checklist for using Intel AMT and EEPC
Phased deployment strategies
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Software configuration and policies
Active Directory configuration
Active Directory configuration
Endpoint Encryption users are not created from the McAfee ePO server. They are assigned to the client
systems from an Active Directory (AD) registered in ePolicy Orchestrator. The McAfee ePO Server is
responsible for the connection between the client and AD.
Check for the correct format of the Domain name, Username, and Server Address while registering the
LDAP server in McAfee ePO.
The AD users are different from Endpoint Encryption users.
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A user exists in AD.
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User string is added as a Pre‑Boot user.
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User string is then matched to AD to verify if it exists.
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User string is used to login into Pre‑Boot.
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If the correct SSO options are selected, then the user string is compared [string
comparison similar to java string.matches()].
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The end user perceives that he is logging only once using a single user, however, the
underlying mechanism still uses two different users one to logon at Pre‑Boot and another
to logon against Active Directory.
Figure 3-1 Register Active Directory
It is better to key in the IP address of the domain server in the Server name field than entering the
domain name of the domain server. This is due to the potential problems caused by DNS failures and/or
canonical DNS servers failing to resolve the LDAP server(s) for the domain.
There could be instances when the Test Connection would get through even if you haven’t keyed in the
domain name and the username in correct format, however, the error could hinder the Endpoint
Encryption activation. One of the potential outcomes is that a successful logon to the LDAP server
might work because the DNS resolves to LDAP_A but when the task is run the DNS resolves to
LDAP_B and the logon fails. Other potential outcomes can be that the logon happens against a LDAP
server containing the full copy of the AD structure, a later resolution points to a newly added server
that only contains a subset of the AD structure.
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Make sure you use the correct user attribute format in the EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task. Match the correct user attributes in the fields.
Figure 3-2 EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization
Username
The value of this field determines the form of the PBA username. For example, if the username value
is set to samaccountname, the user has to provide the samaccountname at the Pre‑Boot
Authentication page.
Display Name
The value of this field decides the form of the username displayed in ePolicy Orchestrator (Menu |
Reporting | Queries | Endpoint Encryption | EE: Users and Menu | Data Protection | Encryption Users | Actions | Endpoint
Encryption | View Users) pages. For example, if the username attribute is set to samaccountname and
Display Name attribute is set to userprincipalname, the username appears as name
(paul)@domain.com.
If the Display name attribute is set to userprincipalname, the username appears as name
(paul)@mcafee.com whereas the user will be allowed to log on with the name value name (paul).
(This can be different depending on the attribute selected in the username field and value of the
attribute set in the LDAP).
If the attribute value used for Username or Display Name is not set in the LDAP server for any user,
Endpoint Encryption uses the attribute distinguished name for that particular object.
Account Control
This attribute checks for the status of the user, for example, if the user is enabled or disabled on the
LDAP server.
User Certificate
The User Certificate attribute is used by the McAfee ePO Server to determine which certificate should
be sent from ePolicy Orchestrator to the client, for example, smartcard tokens. It is better to clear this
attribute when you use the Password only token. Setting this attribute can accumulate large amount
of certificate data in the ePO database and impact LDAP performance; therefore, you can remove the
certificate query from EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization while using the Password only
token.
After changing the attribute value for any of the fields, the EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task needs to be run, to make sure the ePolicy Orchestrator database is updated with
the new values.
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EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task log
The administrator can also view a log of this particular server task by double clicking the particular
server task on the Server Task Log page in ePolicy Orchestrator. This log displays only high level
information about the users, groups or OUs, and not the detailed log; however, when an LDAP user
assigned to EE: Users is deleted/disabled from the LDAP server, then the EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task log shows the user information of the removed user account.
Figure 3-3 Server task log
Adding users
Select specific OUs, User(s), or Group(s) while assigning users using Menu | Data Protection | Encryption
Users | Actions | Endpoint Encryption | Add User(s) option. The Add User(s) page provides three options such
as Users, From the groups, and From the organizational units with recursive option for Groups and OUs. You can
click on the corresponding Browse button and list the Users/Groups/OUs present in the configured LDAP
server.
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The McAfee ePO server allows the administrator to filter user accounts that can be imported into
EEPC/EEMac, based on a portion of LDAP. For example, if the configured LDAP has two major
Organizational Units (OUs): OU=My OU and OU=Phils_OU and if only the user accounts from OU=My
OU need to be imported then it can be achieved easily using ePO Server.
The Recursive option, if selected, adds the users of the sub groups and Sub OUs in the selected groups
and OUs.
Figure 3-4 Adding EE users
Figure 3-5 Assigning users from OUs
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Recommended Product Settings Policy
The Product Settings Policy controls the behavior of the Endpoint Encryption client. For example, it
contains the options for enabling encryption, enabling automatic booting, and controlling the theme
for the Pre‑Boot environment.
You can configure the Product Settings Policies by navigating through Menu | Policy | Policy Catalog, then
selecting Endpoint Encryption 7.0.1 from the Product drop‑down list. Select Product Settings from the Category
drop‑down list. Locate the My Default policy and click Edit Settings. For more information about individual
policy setting, see the McAfee Endpoint Encryption ‑ 7.0 Patch 1 Product Guide.
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Table 3-1 Recommended Product Settings Policies
Policy
Options
Recommendations
General Tab
• Enable Policy — Leave this option checked (enabled). This policy should be enabled to
activate Endpoint Encryption on the client system. This option needs to be disabled to
uninstall Endpoint Encryption from the client.
• Logging Level — Set the required logging level.
To overwrite the logging level defined in ePolicy Orchestrator, the
LoggingLevelOverride registrykey needs to be set on the client system.
• None — Does not create any log for the client system managed by McAfee ePO.
• Error — Logs only error messages.
• Error and Warnings — Logs the error and warning messages.
• Error, Warnings, and Informational — Logs the error and warning messages
with more descriptions.
• Error, Warnings, Informational and Debug — Logs the error, warning, and
debug messages. We recommend that you enable this option only when you require
extended logging for troubleshooting purposes. Try not to enable this option for
standard usage because it might impact the performance.
• Allow temporary automatic booting — Enable this option that allows the administrator to run
the temporary autoboot tool on the client system, so it can automatically boot
without prompting for a Pre‑Boot Authentication.
• Expire Uninitialized Users — Leave this option checked (enabled). Allows the administrator
to control and manage the users who have not logged on to the client system.
Enabling this option forces the user account, which is not initialized, to expire after a
number of hours as set in the policy. This feature allows you to control access to
client systems by preventing unauthorized access using uninitialized user accounts.
Make sure to note that this policy is not applicable to EFI systems.
• Allow Machine Information Collection — Leave this option checked (enabled). Enabling this
option allows the user to collect client system details such as the list of assigned
users, policy settings, recovery, and Endpoint Encryption Status. After enabling this
option, the user will see a new button Save Machine info in:
• Windows — McAfee Agent Tray | Quick Settings | Show Endpoint Encryption Status
• Mac — Encryption icon on the menu bar that is present on the desktop of the client.
You can click this button and save the text file for later reference.
Encryption Tab • Encrypt — All Disks is a recommended option (The None option does not initiate the
encryption).
The All disks except boot disk option, which encrypts all disks except the boot disk is
not a recommended option.
• Selected Partitions — Allows you to select the required partitions of the client system
and select them to be encrypted. You can select the required partitions by
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Policy
Options
Recommendations
specifying the Windows or Mac drive letters/volume names. Partition level
encryption is not applicable to client systems using OPAL encryption.
Do not assign a drive letter to the Windows 7 hidden system partition on your client
system. Doing so, will stop the EEPC software from being activated on the client
system.
The Encryption type options such as None, All disks except boot disk, and Selected partitions are not
applicable to self‑encrypting drives in Opal mode
Make sure that you select the required encryption type, as appropriate. Policy
enforcement might fail on client systems if you select an unsupported encryption type.
This table also lists the encryption providers (PC Software and PC Opal or Mac OS X)
available with the software. You can change and set the encryption priority by moving
the encryption provider rows up and down, as appropriate. By default, software
encryption will be used on both Opal and non‑Opal systems in this version of EEPC. To
ensure that Opal technology is chosen in preference to software encryption, we
recommend that you always set Opal as the default encryption provider, by moving it to
the top of the list on the Encryption Providers page. This ensures that Opal locking will
be used on Opal drives.
When enforcing a policy to a group of Mac OS X or PC systems, we recommend that you
select Mac OS X Software or PC Software first in the priority list.
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Policy
Options
Recommendations
Log On Tab
• Enable automatic booting — Leave this option unchecked (disabled). If you enable this
feature, the client system does not have the PBA. This is normally referred as
Autoboot mode. It could be useful to enable this option when the administrator needs
to manage the autobooting scenarios. There are multiple scenarios where you can
have this option enabled or disabled. For instance, during rollout to minimize the end
user impact or during patch cycles to allow the patches to be installed and the
reboots to happen without end user intervention. However, it is the responsibility of
the administrator to decide on when to enable or disable this option.
If you enable this option, be aware that the McAfee Endpoint Encryption software does
not protect the data on the drive when it is not in use.
• Disable and restart system after 3 (1‑10) failed logons or unlocks (Windows only, Vista onwards) — It is
advisable to enable this option, if you had enabled the Enable automatic booting option.
On enabling this option, the autoboot of the system is disabled after a specific
number (defaulted to 3 or specify from 1‑10) of failed Windows logons.
• Do not display previous user name at log on — Leave this option checked (enabled). On
enabling this option, the client system does not display the user name of the last
logged on user automatically on all EEPC logon dialog boxes.
• Enable on screen keyboard — Leave this option checked (enabled), especially for tablets or
on screen mouse device systems. This option enables the Pre‑Boot On‑Screen
Keyboard (OSK) and the associated Wacom serial pen driver. When this option is
enabled, the pen driver finds a supported pen hardware (Panasonic CF‑H1 and
Samsung Slate 7) and displays the OSK.
If you do not select this option, the BIOS will use mouse emulation. In such a
situation, the BIOS will treat the digitizer as a standard mouse, which might lead to
the cursor being out of sync with the stylus on USB connected Wacom pen digitizers.
Please note that this feature is not applicable to EEMac.
• Always display on screen keyboard — Forces the Pre‑Boot to always display a clickable
on‑screen keyboard regardless of whether the pen driver finds suitable hardware or
not.
Note that this is only valid for BIOS based hardware. On UEFI, you should note that
the digitizer is managed by the UEFI software, so the UEFI implementation needs to
contain drivers for the digitizer.
• Add local domain users (and tag with 'EE:ALDU')
• Disabled — Selecting this option does not add any local domain users to the client
system.
• Add all previous and current local domain users of the system — On selecting this option, any
domain users who have previously and are currently logged on to the system, are
able to authenticate through the Pre‑Boot, even if the administrator has not
explicitly assigned the user to the client system.
• Only add currently logged on local domain user(s); activation is dependent on a successful user assignment
— Leave this option selected (enabled). On selecting this option, only the domain
users who are logged on to the current Windows session, are added to the system
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Policy
Options
Recommendations
and hence EEPC is activated, even if the administrator has not explicitly assigned
the user to the client system.
If you select this option, at least one user should be added to the client system for a
successful EEPC or EEMac activation on the client. The activation doesn't happen
until a user logs on to Windows or Mac OS X as domain user. This domain should
have been registered in McAfee ePO.
• Enable Accessibility (Windows BIOS systems only) — Leave this option selected
(enabled). This option is helpful to visually challenged users. If selected, the system
gives a beep as a signal when the user moves the focus from one field to the next
using mouse or keyboard, in the Pre‑Boot environment. The USB audio functionality
allows the visually impaired users to listen to an audio signal (spoken word) as a
guidance when the user moves the cursor from one field to the next, in the Pre‑Boot
environment. The USB speakers and headphones can be used to listen to the audio
signal.
This is not applicable to EEMac.
• Disable pre‑boot authentication when not synchronized — Leave this option checked (enabled).On
selecting this option, the user is blocked from logging on to PBA in the client system,
if the client system is not synchronized with the McAfee ePO server for the set
number of days. When the user is blocked from logging on to PBA, the user should
request the administrator to perform the Administrator Recovery to unlock the client
system. This allows the client system to boot and communicate with the McAfee ePO
server.
The client system will continue to block the user from logging on to the system until
the synchronization with ePolicy Orchestrator happens. This is specially useful to
prevent unauthorized access to laptops that have been misplaced, lost or stolen.
• Get username from token — Leave this option checked (enabled). On selecting this option,
the available user information on the client system is automatically retrieved from the
inserted smartcard; hence the Authentication window does not prompt for a
username. The user can then authenticate just by typing the correct PIN.
You need to enable the matching rules that are required for matching smartcard user
principle name (UPN) with EEPC usernames.
This feature is supported on the Gemalto .Net V2+ tokens, and PIV and CAC tokens.
This is not applicable to EEMac.
• Match certificate user name field up to @ sign — Match the certificate user name up to the @
sign of the user name. For example, if the UPN is SomeUser@SomeDomain.com
and the EEPC user name is SomeUser, a match is found.
• Hide user name during authentication — On selecting this option, the EEPC user name does
not appear in the Authentication window.
• Enable SSO — Leave this option checked (enabled).
This is not applicable to EEMac.
• Must match user name — Leave this option checked (enabled). This option ensures the
SSO details are only captured when the user’s Endpoint Encryption and Windows
user names match. This ensures that the SSO data captured is replayed for the
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Policy
Options
Recommendations
user for which it was captured. When you select the Enable SSO option, the Must
match user name option is also enabled by default.
• Using smart card PIN — Leave this option checked or unchecked based on whether the
eToken/smart card is used or not. This option allows EEPC to capture the smart card
PIN for SSO.
• Synchronize Endpoint Encryption Password with Windows — Leave this option checked
(enabled). If selected, the Endpoint Encryption password synchronizes to match the
Windows password when the Windows password is changed on the client system.
For example, if users change their password on the client, the Endpoint Encryption
password is also changed to the same value.
• Allow user to cancel SSO — Leave this option checked (enabled). This option allows the
user to cancel the SSO to Windows in Pre‑Boot. When this option is enabled, the
user has an additional checkbox at the bottom of the Pre‑Boot logon dialog box.
• Lock workstation when inactive — Leave this option unchecked (disabled). The client system
is locked when it is inactive for the set time.
Recovery Tab
• Enabled — Leave this option checked (enabled). This is enabled by default to make
sure that the recovery is possible at any stage of the Endpoint Encryption
management.
• Key size — After consulting with your IT security, set the key size to the size adequate
for your organization requirements. This refers to a recovery key size that creates a
short Response Code for the recovery.
• Message — You could use this option to display your HelpDesk phone number or
instruct the user to use the self recovery option.
• Allow users to re‑enroll self‑recovery information at PBA — Leave this option checked (enabled)
only when required. On enabling this option, the client user's self‑recovery details can
be reset, then the user has to enroll the self‑recovery details with new self‑recovery
answers.
Before resetting the self‑recovery questions on the client system, make sure that you
have enabled the Enable Self Recovery option under User Based Policy | Self‑Recovery.
Once this option is enabled, the Pre‑Boot Authentication (user name) screen will have
a new checkbox Reset self‑recovery. On selecting the Reset self‑recovery checkbox, the user
will be prompted for a password and then the self‑recovery enrollment.
Only initialized users can reset their self‑recovery details.
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Options
Recommendations
Boot Options
Tab
(Windows
only)
• Enable Boot Manager — Leave this option unchecked (disabled). Enabling this option
activates the built in pre‑boot partition manager. This allows you to select the primary
partition on the hard disk that you wish to boot. Naming of the partition is also
possible with the boot manager. The time out for the booting to start can also be set.
• Always enable pre‑boot USB support — Leave this option checked only when needed.
(enabled).
Forces the Endpoint Encryption Pre‑Boot code to always initialize the USB stack. USB
audio functionality allows the visually impaired users to listen to an audio signal
(spoken word) as a guidance when the user moves the cursor from one field to the
next, in the Pre‑Boot environment. The USB speakers and headphones can be used to
listen to the audio signal.
You will notice an improper synchronization of the mouse cursor and the stylus on USB
connected Wacom pen digitizers. To avoid this, make sure to enable this option.
• Always enable pre‑boot PCMCIA support — Leave this option unchecked (disabled) unless you
require support for PCMCIA devices in Pre‑Boot.
• Graphics mode — Automatic. Allows you to select the screen resolution for a system or a
system group.
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It is better to have the default option enabled as it is simple to deploy and manage.
Out‑of‑Band
Tab
(Windows
only)
Enable at PBA— Enable this option to enable the EEPC out‑of‑band management features
through policies and then perform actions on Intel® AMT provisioned client systems.
You can enable this option only if you have installed the Endpoint Encryption : Out Of Band
Management extension in McAfee ePO.
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Policy
Options
Recommendations
Encryption
Providers Tab
(Windows
only)
• Use compatible MBR — Leave this option unchecked (disabled). This causes EEPC to boot
a built‑in fixed MBR instead of the original MBR that was on the system after pre‑boot
logon.
It is used to avoid problems with some systems that had other software that runs from
the MBR and no longer work if EEPC is installed.
• Fix OS boot record sides — Leave this option unchecked (disabled). Some boot records
report an incorrect number of sides. Selecting this option fixes this on the client
system. This is available only when you install the EEPC extension.
• Use Windows system drive as boot drive — Leave this option unchecked (disabled). This is for
maintaining the compatibility with some systems where the disk 0 is not the boot
disk. Selecting this option forces the users product to assume that the boot disk is the
one that contains the Windows directory but not disk 0.
• Enable Pre‑Boot Smart Check (BIOS‑based systems only) — Leave this option checked (enabled)
only when needed. When you enable this feature, it modifies the EEPC activation
sequence and creates a pre‑activation stage, where a series of hardware compatibility
checks are performed prior to actual activation and subsequent encryption to
successfully activate EEPC on platforms where BIOS issues might exist.
This feature is available only for BIOS systems using PC software encryption, and is
not available for UEFI or Opal systems.
There will be several reboots of the client system before the Smart Check is
completed.
• Force system restart once activation completes — Leave this option checked only when needed.
(enabled). This option is selected by default when you select the Enable Pre‑Boot Smart
Check (BIOS based systems only) option to restart your system after activation.
PC Opal
(Windows
only)
This option requires all the drives in your client system to be Opal for the PC Opal
encryption provider to be activated.
Mac Software
• Allow software updates — Allows the user to perform the software update for Mac OS X
from the Apple update server.
• Allow software updates but warn users—Leave this option checked (enabled). Allows the user
to perform the software update for Mac OS X from the Apple update server. However,
the following notification is displayed before the software update is performed:
Applying Operating System or Firmware updates to systems with McAfee Endpoint
Encryption for Mac installed can potentially cause problems. For more information,
refer to the https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB68921
KnowledgeBase article.
• Block software updates—This is optional because the administrator can block software
updates as per the requirements.
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Recommended User-Based Policy Settings
The User‑Based Policy controls the parameters for Endpoint Encryption user accounts. For example, it
contains the options for selecting a token type (including password and smartcard) and password
content rules.
You can configure the User Based Policies by navigating through Menu | Policy | Policy Catalog, then
selecting Endpoint Encryption 7.0.1 from the Product drop‑down list.
Select User Based Policies from the Category drop‑down list. Locate the My Default policy and click Edit
Settings. For more information about individual policy setting, see the McAfee Endpoint Encryption ‑ 7.0
Patch 1 Product Guide.
User Based Policies in Endpoint Encryption
A requirement of EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 is that you need to specify which groups of users are allowed or
not to use the Policy Assignment Rules. The allowed users get their required User Based Policies. Users
that are not allowed to use the Policy Assignment Rules inherit the default User Based Policies
assigned to the system.
In EEMac, the User Based Polices are assigned just like Product Setting Policies. A single UBP is
enforced to all the users in EEMac.
Enforce the desired user‑based policy to a user assigned to a client system by enabling the Configure
UBP enforcement option.
It is always better to assign the User Based Policies at the system level or branch level if possible,
rather than assigning using the Policy Assignment Rules. However, you can use the Policy Assignment
Rule option, if required, for assigning different policies to different users.
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Options
Recommendations
Authentication Tab • Token type: Select Password only. There are a number of other tokens that can be
effectively used for your authentication as required. However, the Password only
token is as strong as any other token that you could configure.
• Certificate rule
• Provide LDAP user certificate — Leave this option checked (enabled).
• Use latest certificate — Leave this option checked (enabled).
The Certificate rule options are not active if Password only token is selected.
• Logon hours — You could enable and set the logon day and time‑line as required. It is
better to have this disabled if you do not have a specific requirement.
Password Tab
• Change Default Password — Leave this option checked (enabled). This allows you to set
a default password that is different from the default product setting. All new users
are prompted to change the default password during user initialization.
• Do not prompt for default password — Leave this option checked (enabled). When
enabled, users are prompted to type in their EEPC password without having to
remember a common default password. If you enable this option, you don't have
to enable the Change Default Password option.
• Password Change — Disable all of these settings as you would be using SSO and don't
want to cause conflict with Windows password requirements.
• Enable Password history — Leave this option checked (enabled) to prevent users from
reusing passwords unless your security policy exempts users from using new
passwords.
• Prevent change — Leave this option unchecked (disabled).
• Require change after ____ days (1‑366)—Leave this option unchecked (disabled).
• Warn user _____ days before password expiry (0‑30)—This is disabled by default when
you disable the Require change after ____ days (1‑366) option.
• Incorrect Passwords
• Timeout password entry after ‑‑‑‑invalid attempts (3‑20) — Set required number of password
invalid attempts.
• Maximum disable time ‑‑‑‑‑‑ minutes (1‑64) — This is disabled by default when you
disable the Timeout password option.
• Invalidate password after ‑‑‑‑‑‑ invalid attempts — Leave this option checked (enabled).
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Table 3-2 Recommended User Based Policy Settings (continued)
Policy
Options
Recommendations
Password Content • Password length — Use default.
Rules Tab
• Enforce password content — Use default.
• Password content restrictions — Use default or enable restrictions for better password
strength.
Self‑Recovery Tab • Enable self‑recovery — Leave this option checked (enabled).
• Invalidate self recovery after No. of invalid attempts: Enable and set the number of attempts to
a number that does not abruptly lock out the Self Recovery.
• Questions to be answered — Can be set to 3. This can give you the required security
without giving the user a lot of pain of keying in the characters. However, it is up
to the administrator to decide this number depending on the requirement.
• Logons before forcing user to set answers — Set this to 0. This makes sure the users set
the answers during the user initialization.
• Questions — Use the default ones or configure the questions as required.
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The Intel AMT out‑of‑band feature within EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 provides system actions that include Out Of
Band ‑ Remediation, Out Of Band ‑ Unlock PBA, and Out Of Band ‑ User Management.
For more information about these actions, see the Configure the Out Of Band ‑ Remediation feature,
Configure the Out Of Band ‑ Unlock PBA feature, and Configure the Out Of Band ‑ User Management
feature sections in the Endpoint Encryption 7.0 Patch 1 Product Guide. These actions are available on
the McAfee ePO console only after installing the EEDeep extension.
You must install the McAfee Deep Command product extensions before installing the EEDeep extension.
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For more information about requirements for configuring your Intel AMT systems, see the ePO Deep
Command Product Guide.
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Make sure that the client system has been provisioned for Intel® AMT.
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The Deep Command software has been installed and its policies have been configured correctly.
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Make sure that CILA/CIRA policies have been applied and CILA/CIRA has not been disabled at Deep
Command Server Settings.
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Make sure that the client system is managed by McAfee ePO and the Intel AMT policy has been
successfully deployed.
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Check the AMTService.log file to verify that the Intel AMT policy is enforced correctly.
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At this point, you should be able to power the system on into BIOS to verify this.
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Make sure that you have installed the EEAdmin, EEPC and EEDeep extensions.
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Make sure that you have configured the EE Product Settings policy for out‑of‑band features and
sent to the client system.
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Deploy the EEAgent and EEPC packages to the client system.
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Activate EEPC and restart client system.
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Enable CIRA only when it is necessary for the security requirements of your organization.
•
Limit the usage of EEDeep unlock feature during wake‑and‑patch cycles to the smallest time/
number of reboots.
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While performing any out‑of‑band action, do not power off or disconnect the client system from
network until the system successfully boots into Windows.
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Note that the time‑based out‑of‑band actions, for example unlock on schedule, are based on the
clock on the server. They are not based on the local time of the client system even if it is on
another time zone.
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Out‑of‑band: remediation — Always allow Automatic disk image to be used when possible.
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Out‑of‑band: user management — Even though password policy is not enforced on the temporary
password, make sure to follow the enterprise password policy for setting the temporary password.
Phased deployment strategies
Endpoint Encryption deployment (first time installation) can be done in various phases with different
policy settings for different corporate environments. A model policy setting is explained in the
recommended policy settings sections.
Phased deployment (first time installation)
There can be a number of scenarios where the PBA creates challenges during the Endpoint Encryption
deployment. For a safe and smooth deployment and activation process, you can easily create different
sets of EEPC/EEMac system policies and do the deployment in various phases.
During the first time installation, it is a best practice to create the first set of policy settings with
Encryption set to None and Automatic Booting enabled. You can create a second set of policy settings which
enables the encryption and the PBA.
When the first set of policies is in use, the client systems are unprotected.
High level process
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After deploying the Endpoint Encryption packages, create an Endpoint Encryption system policy
with the following settings:
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Select the encryption option as None under Encryption tab | Encrypt.
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Enable the Enable Automatic Booting option under Log On tab | Endpoint Encryption.
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Enable Add local domain users option under Log On tab | Endpoint Encryption.
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Enforce this policy to the client systems. This activates Endpoint Encryption, but encrypts no disks
and requires no authentication.
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You can now configure the second set of policy with the required encryption option other than None
and autobooting disabled.
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Use the automatic booting policy as the default. In this mode, the Add Local Domain Users feature
captures all Windows domain accounts that access the system. These accounts are added as valid
Pre‑Boot enabled accounts to be used in the Pre‑Boot environment.
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Create a query in ePolicy Orchestrator to find all systems that need to stop autobooting and assign
the second policy to these systems.
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Send an agent wake‑up call from ePolicy Orchestrator to apply the policy with Pre‑Boot
Authentication to all required systems.
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The systems will start with PBA as and when the new policy is received.
This phased deployment will temporarily enable automatic booting and then when the query is run, it
enables the Pre‑Boot Authentication policy. This ensures that Endpoint Encryption gets activated when
the system is in the field and ensures that the end user's account gets added as a valid Pre‑Boot
account before encrypting and activating PBA.
This kind of phased deployment can be very useful as and when the administrator meets with
challenges such as patching cycles, re‑imaging process, deploying product and managing other
autoboot scenarios.
Perform phased deployment in batches of systems from the System Tree.
Auto booting
Auto Booting (Enable Automatic Booting) is used by administrators for re‑imaging process, patching
cycles, and product deployments. Many software installation packages require one or more restarts of
the target computer, and autobooting automatically authenticates without user or administrator
intervention. The administrator can define a window of time‑line during which autobooting remains
active.
The autoboot feature terminates when the defined time‑line window has elapsed.
Figure 3-6 Configure auto booting
Since this policy setting temporarily bypasses the normal logon process for Endpoint Encryption
installed systems, computers receiving this policy will be vulnerable while Autobooting remains active.
To minimize the risk, make sure that you carefully review the inclusive dates and times that
Autobooting remains active before deploying this policy.
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The purpose of this section is to provide guidance with troubleshooting on why the Windows or Mac
operating system will not start; encrypted systems do not allow access to the operating system until
PBA is completed.
Administrators should be mindful that fixing certain Windows or Mac problems on an encrypted system
may require extra caution in the event that the registry must be edited or a driver should be modified.
Traditional recovery procedures will also change on a system encrypted with Endpoint Encryption 7.0
Patch 1. For example, the entire disk is encrypted which means the file systems and disks are
accessible only when the Pre‑Boot Authentication is complete.
The EETech User Guide provides instructions on how to create a customized pre‑installation disk with
the EEPC/EEMac drivers loaded. This disk allows the administrator to access an encrypted hard drive
or Opal drive to update the drivers or the registry. For more information, refer to the EETech User
Guide.
Booting the Endpoint Encryption installed client requires the physical presence of
the client user to supply credentials at the Endpoint Encryption PBA page.
To gain access to an encrypted computer, the user must always enter credentials at the PBA screen. It
is important that this change in client operation be understood and adopted into your operating
procedures. Administrators should be mindful of dispatching drivers/service packs to client systems as
the system will inevitably require reboot after install.
The Enable Automatic Booting option in the Product Settings Policy allows access to the Endpoint Encryption
installed systems without actually having to authenticate through PBA. However, it is the
administrators’ responsibility to ensure that system security is not compromised if this option is
selected, as Autoboot effectively removes system security. Alternatively, you can also use the OS
refresh process to keep the systems secure with minimal user intervention.
Contents
Basic preparations and recommendations
High level process of the installation
Client task to deploy the EEAgent and Endpoint Encryption packages
Add group users
Endpoint Encryption activation sequence
Activate Endpoint Encryption using Add local domain users
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Basic preparations and recommendations
The following recommendations will make sure that your data is protected during and after the
encryption process.
As with any roll out and deployment, it is advisable to back up the system before
you encrypt it, and perform regular backups
It is good practice to back up the system before installing Endpoint Encryption to ensure data is not
lost in the unlikely event a problem occurs. The EETech recovery tools can also be used to decrypt and
recover any unbootable disks. Please refer to the EETech User Guide for more information.
When upgrading EEPC the Mfeepehost service must not be stopped either manually or by third party
software since this can cause problems. Also note that during an upgrade the system must be kept
powered on until the software (both Host and Admin portions) complete installing.
CHKDSK /r Clean up the disk before you encrypt it
Hard disks that are damaged, or have a high number of undiscovered bad sectors, may fail during the
full disk encryption process. Run a CHKDSK /r command prior to installing EEPC to make sure the disk is
healthy. Optionally, run the OEM diagnostic tools to make sure that all other HW components are
working correctly.
Use the Disk Utility application in Mac to verify and repair any disk errors on Mac client systems.
Understand the supported tokens/readers for EEPC/EEMac
Make sure that the supported reader drivers are installed in your client system before trying to install
Endpoint Encryption. Make sure to obtain the correct drivers from the manufacturer website and
review their release notes to avoid any known issues with the tokens or readers. The supported tokens
and readers are listed in these KB articles:
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Supported Readers used for authentication in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 7.x: https://
kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB76590
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Supported Tokens used for authentication in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 7.x: https://
kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB76589
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Supported Readers used for authentication in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac 6.x and 7.x:
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB75182
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Supported Tokens used for authentication in McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Mac 6.x and 7.x:
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB75183
Maintain separate test and production clients
Enterprise administrators are advised to maintain separate test and production environments.
Modification to the production server should be limited. Use the test system to test software updates,
driver updates and Windows Service Packs prior to updating the production systems.
Build and test recovery tools
The administrator needs to be aware that there will be changes to the normal client boot process due
to installing EEPC. Administrators are advised to:
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Create and test the customized EETech WinPE V1 or V3 or V4 (for UEFI systems) Disk with EEPC
drivers installed.
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Create and test an EETech Standalone Boot disk.
Run a pilot test of software compatibility
We recommend that you run a pilot test of EEPC on a client system. This will make sure that EEPC is
not in conflict with any encryption software on the client computers before rolling out to a large
number of clients. EEGO can be a valuable tool to detect the presence of third party encryption
software that may prevent activation or create further issues with EEPC.
This is particularly useful in environments that use a standardized client image.
Administrators should also run performance testing during the pilot test.
McAfee professionals did not come across any performance related issues with EEPC during our own
testing, however, this may vary depending upon the processor, memory, and drivers.
Do a phased deployment
An occasion may arise when the PBA creates challenges during deployment. For a successful
deployment and activation, you can create a different set of EEPC system policies and deploy in
phases enabling the None option under Encrypt and Enable Automatic Booting option under Log on tab. Create
deployment tasks and deploy EEPC to systems arranged in groups or batches in the System Tree. You
can also base it on a specific tag in ePolicy Orchestrator.
Add user to the client system
You should add at least one user to the client system for EEPC to activate on the client.
Perform disk recovery on decrypted disks
Wherever possible, as a best practice, if you need to perform any disk recovery activities on a disk
protected with McAfee EEPC, we recommend that you first decrypt the disk. For more information
about decrypting the EEPC installed system, see McAfee Endpoint Encryption ‑ 7.0 Patch 1 Product
Guide and the McAfee EETech User Guide.
Automatic Repair should be disabled in Windows 8 systems
Automatic Repair of an encrypted disk in Windows 8 systems may destroy the encrypted operating
system files without any notification and cause permanent boot problems. However, previous versions
of Windows displays confirmation message before starting the repair. Windows 8 launches into
Automatic Repair immediately a problem is detected, leaving little scope to prevent destruction of
encrypted data.
To disable Automatic Repair, run this command from an administrative command prompt:
bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No
Educate the client user with the Password/Token/PIN secrecy
Educate your client users to understand they are responsible for the security of their password, PIN, or
token details. Encourage them to change their password, or request a new PIN, if they feel that it may
have been compromised.
Make sure password strength is sufficient
Make sure that your password policy is strong enough for your requirements.
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High level process of the installation
This section lists the steps and considerations involved in Endpoint Encryption deployment and
activation.
This procedure is explained in more detail in the McAfee Endpoint Encryption ‑ 7.0 Patch 1 Product
Guide.
Task
1
Install the EEPC/EEMac extensions into ePolicy Orchestrator. Check for the correct and latest
version of the extension. Install EEAdmin extension first then EEPC.
2
Check in the EEPC/EEMac packages to ePolicy Orchestrator. Check for the correct and latest version
of the EEAdmin and EEPC packages.
3
Register your LDAP Server. Check for the correct domain and Server IP address of your LDAP
server configured.
4
Create EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task and schedule it to run. Check for the correct format
of the user attributes while scheduling the task.
5
Modify the Product Settings and User‑Based Policies, as appropriate. Plan and verify the policy
settings for your organization's requirements.
6
Add a user to the client system. Decide whether to add the users manually in ePolicy Orchestrator
or to add users using the Add local domain user option present under the Product Settings Policy. At least
one user must be assigned to each client in order to activate EEPC on it.
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Create a client task to deploy the EEPC/EEMac components to the client systems. Make sure that
you deploy the packages in the right order (EEAgent then EEPC/EEMac).
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Test for successful deployment, activation and encryption on targeted endpoints. Make sure to
make use of the reporting facilities available in the ePolicy Orchestrator management software.
Client task to deploy the EEAgent and Endpoint Encryption
packages
We recommend that you create a new system group in ePolicy Orchestrator for Endpoint Encryption
deployment. Name it EEPC/EEMac Test Systems or EEPC/EEMac Production Systems, respectively, for
example.
Do not create the deployment task at the My Organization level of the System Tree. Select a group in the
System Tree, go to the Client Tasks tab and create the deployment task.
Importing systems from Active Directory to ePolicy Orchestrator
McAfee ePO provides an AD Synchronization/NT domain task to synchronize ePolicy Orchestrator with the
configured Active Directory. This option allows you to map the ePolicy Orchestrator System Tree structure
with a registered AD. Using this option, you can import and effectively manage large numbers of
systems in ePolicy Orchestrator.
This option works only with Active Directory.
Refer to the product documentation for your version of McAfee ePO, for detailed procedures on how to
import systems from Active Directory to ePolicy Orchestrator.
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Order of the EEAgent and Endpoint Encryption deployment
It is not mandatory to have two different tasks for the product deployment. You can create one single
task to deploy both packages, but don't forget that they need to be deployed in the right order. The
EEAgent package should be followed by the EEPC/EEMac package.
If you configure to deploy the EEPC/EEMac package followed by the EEAgent package then the client
system restarts in the middle as required and the EEAgent would never get deployed.
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Client task to deploy the EEAgent and Endpoint Encryption packages
So, it is always better to execute the deployment using a single task wherein you need to deploy the
EEAgent package first then the EEPC/EEMac package.
Figure 4-1 EEAgent and EEPC packages deployment
Figure 4-2 EEAgent and EEMac packages deployment
You can also create two separate tasks to deploy the packages, providing you wait for the first
deployment (EEAgent) to complete before deploying the second package. You can also verify the
completion of the EEAgent deployment, before deploying the EEPC/EEMac package, by creating and
executing a customized query from the McAfee ePO server. If the EEPC/EEMac package is deployed
first, you can run the EEAgent task and deploy it later.
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Add group users
End user experience
The deployment task pushes both the Endpoint Encryption Agent and the EEPC/EEMac components to
the selected systems. The installation is silent, however, the user is prompted to restart the client
when the EEPC/EEMac component install is complete. It is important that the user restarts the client
PC when prompted. If this does not happen, EEPC/EEMac will not activate.
When the EEMac product is active on the client system, you should not perform any disk partitioning
activities.
Add group users
Group Users are the Endpoint Encryption user accounts that are allocated to every encrypted system.
They are typically administration accounts used for troubleshooting and supporting the client in a
given group.
If you choose to add a Group or an Organizational Unit (OU), you will not see the individual user names.
Instead, you will see the entire Domain Name of the Group or Organizational unit.
If you do not follow the recommendations on Change default password and Do not prompt for default password
options, then all Endpoint Encryption user accounts, including Group User, accounts get assigned the
default password upon creation. If the default password is not changed in the User‑Based Policies then
use 12345 as the default password for the first time you log on with these user accounts.
If you want the system to capture the user's credentials automatically without having to make them
use a default password on PBA, enable the Do not Prompt for default password option under User Based Policies |
Password.
Users
To access the data on an encrypted computer, the user must go through the PBA. If the Enable Auto
Booting option is not enabled then the client user is presented with the PBA screen when the system is
restarted after activating Endpoint Encryption.
During the first Pre‑Boot after activation, the user needs to initialize the user account with the default
password and enroll for the self recovery if this feature has been enabled in the policy.
Make sure that at least one manually added user is assigned to the client system. For example, this
could be an admin user assigned to all systems.
During the initialization process, users will set up their Pre‑Boot credentials to unlock the disk. Only
the assigned users from a registered LDAP server will be accepted by Endpoint Encryption PBA.
At least one Endpoint Encryption user is required to be assigned to Endpoint Encryption on each client;
this could be an administrative user.
Add local domain users
This option automatically adds the previously logged in domain users to the client system, so that
administrators don't have to manually assign users to the client systems in the ePolicy Orchestrator
console.
This option can be enabled as and when needed through the Endpoint Encryption Product Settings
Policies (Menu | Policy | Policy Catalog | Endpoint Encryption 7.0.1 (Product Settings) | Log on tab | Add local domain
users).
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When enabled, the EEAgent queries the client system for the currently/previously logged on domain
users to the client. The EEAgent will then send the collected data to the McAfee ePO server. These
users will then be assigned to the client system.
We recommend that you have this option enabled, so that you will always be able to authenticate to the
Pre‑Boot of the client without having to manually assign the users to the client system in the ePolicy
Orchestrator console. However, this is a responsibility of the administrator to decide whether this is
required or not depending on corporate requirements.
Prerequisites
The following prerequisites are required to add the local domain users to the Endpoint Encryption
client systems:
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The McAfee Agent package is deployed.
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The McAfee EEAgent package is deployed to the required client systems.
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The McAfee EEPC/EEMac package is deployed to the required client systems.
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Registered Active Directory is added and configured correctly.
The Add local domain users option is supported with Active Directory only.
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An automated EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task should be scheduled and run.
•
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This task is used to map Active Directory attributes to the Endpoint Encryption settings. This is
required for every Registered LDAP server that is to be used with Endpoint Encryption.
Client systems should be using Active Directory for authentication.
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These domain users must be previously or currently logged in users.
At the client side
The Add local domain user option is processed during the next agent to server communication. If this
option is enabled in the policy settings, the EEAgent queries the client system for the domain users
who have logged on to the client. The EEAgent will then send the collected data to the McAfee ePO
server.
The data that is transmitted back will be a list of user names and the domain names. Local Domain
users are detected by examining the Windows registry which has the profile list. This list provides the
list of users who have logged in to the system.
At the server side
When the EE Admin receives a message for adding local domain users, it executes the following steps.
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It attempts to find the domain name that the user belongs to. This is done by querying the
Registered Active Directory that is configured with the automated EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task.
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If a registered LDAP server is found then it matches the domain name of the user. An LDAP query
is performed and attempts to find an LDAP node with a samaccountname that matches the user name.
If the user name is found then it will be assigned to the corresponding client system. You can query
the added users by using the View Users option under Menu | Data Protection | Encryption Users | Actions |
Endpoint Encryption | View Users.
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Endpoint Encryption activation sequence
When the EEAgent and EEPC/EEMac packages are successfully deployed, the users will be prompted to
restart their system.
The restart can be canceled, however, Endpoint Encryption will not become active on the client until the
restart has occurred. Also note that hibernation and using new USB devices will be impaired until a
restart is issued. Therefore, the restart is essential for activation of Endpoint Encryption on the client to
proceed.
Endpoint Encryption Status
System restarts as initiated. You will not yet see the PBA page as the Endpoint Encryption software is
not yet active on the client. However, you should now be able to see the new option:
•
Quick Settings | Show Endpoint Encryption Status in McAfee Agent System Tray on the client system (EEPC)
•
Encryption icon | McAfee Endpoint Encryption System Status on the menu bar that is present on the desktop
of the client (EEMac)
EEAgent synchronization with the McAfee ePO server
The status in the Show Endpoint Encryption Status window will show as Inactive until EEAgent synchronizes
with the McAfee ePO server and gets all the users assigned to it. This is referred to as an ASCI event.
It can be manually triggered on the client by opening the McAfee Agent Status Monitor and clicking Collect and
Send Props. It can also be triggered from the McAfee ePO server by doing an agent wake‑up call,
otherwise, you will need to wait for the scheduled agent ‑server communication interval to occur (the
default is 60 minutes). After two agent‑server communication intervals the status, Endpoint Encryption
activation will begin. The activation process requires a number of McAfee ePO events to be sent, and
this can take some minutes to occur. Once the client‑server communication has completed, the
Endpoint Encryption Status will switch to Active and encryption will start based on the policy defined.
During EEPC activation, hibernation cannot be used. It is recommended that hibernation is disabled
through Active Directory Group Policy while the rollout is in progress. The hibernation feature in EEMac
is also disabled when EEMac is active.
User intervention during encryption
The user can continue to work on the client system as normal even during encryption. Once the entire
disk is encrypted, the technology will be completely transparent to the end user.
It is safe and risk‑free to restart the client system during encryption.
PBA
When the client system is restarted and Endpoint Encryption is first activated, the user should log on
with the username that matches the user attribute set in the EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task
and the default password of 12345 (this is the McAfee default password which can be changed in the
User Based Policy) in the PBA page. The user is then prompted to change this password and enroll for
self‑recovery based on the policy set.
If you want the system to capture the user's credentials automatically without having to make them
use a default password on PBA, enable the Do not prompt for default password option under User Based Policies |
Password.
We recommend that you change the default password and enforce policies with stronger passwords.
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Single Sign On (SSO)
The EEPC client system then boots to Windows. This first boot establishes SSO (if it has been
enabled). On future restarts, the user will login to PBA only. Once authenticated, SSO will auto‑login to
Windows.
In short, the SSO option facilitates the user with the single authentication to the Operating System
even when PBA is enabled. Though it requires an extra step, disabling SSO is the more secure
configuration.
When the Must match username option is enabled, both the EEPC user name and the Windows user name
should match for SSO to work, regardless of which domain the user is part of. This user can even be a
local user.
When the Synchronize Endpoint Encryption password with Windows option is enabled, the EEPC password is reset
to the Windows password, however, be aware if the Password history option is enabled, and the EEPC
password is same as the Windows password, then synchronization will not occur.
On changing the EEPC password, the synchronization will not be reset. Synchronization of the password
will occur only when there is a change in the Windows password.
Activate Endpoint Encryption using Add local domain users
Using the Add local domain users option, you can activate Endpoint Encryption on the client systems
without manually adding users in ePolicy Orchestrator.
The Mac client systems that are added to Active Directory through Directory Utility application are only
supported by the ALDU feature. The ALDU feature is not supported on Mac systems that use third party
tools like CentrifyDC for Mac, AdmitMac to connect to the Active Directory. EEMac supports ALDU
blacklisting using regular expressions.
Task
1
Configure the Product Settings Policy with the Add local domain users option enabled.
2
Log on to the client system. After the agent to server communication interval, the Add local domain
users feature adds the previously/currently logged on domain users to the client system.
3
Endpoint Encryption is activated in the client system during the next ASCI. You can now restart the
client to log on using the PBA page.
This option provides automatic user assignment, which helps the administrators in not having to
manually assign users to client systems in the McAfee ePO console. The recommended best practice
is to manually assign at least one user to all systems to ensure that Endpoint Encryption activation
happens successfully even if the Add local domain user option fails to function as configured. However, if
this option is configured correctly, it will not fail. A general recommendation would be to manually
add a group of support users to all systems, then activate Endpoint Encryption using the Add local
domain users option. You can remove these users at a later stage after completing the deployment.
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Skip Unused Sectors
Skip Unused Sectors is one of the new features of offline activation that is introduced in EEPC 7.0
Patch 1. For more information about offline activation, see the McAfee Endpoint Encryption ‑ 7.0 Patch
1 Product Guide.
If you have enabled the SkipUnused option, you will have to enter 'Yes' to the message "By using this
feature you accept the risk associated with not encrypting unused sectors with respect to (deleted)
sensitive data leakage".
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Managing your systems in different batches, branches or groups will make a great impact for Endpoint
Encryption deployment. It is a good practice to arrange the systems in ePolicy Orchestrator in
department level or batch level, then deploy the product to these batches one by one.
Managing the servers and client systems
Client deployment in batches with an appreciable number of systems is a good practice by itself.
Please keep the following recommendations in mind while managing the servers and client systems:
•
Do not try to create the Endpoint Encryption deployment task at the root level of your system tree
and activate it. It is a good practice to deploy Endpoint Encryption to the systems at the sub‑level
branches.
•
Do not deploy EEPC to the server systems, specially the server hosting your McAfee ePO server.
•
Secure your McAfee ePO server and database system in the most secured location and keep it
accessible for authorized personnel only.
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How does disabling/deleting a user in Active Directory affect the Endpoint Encryption user
Manage Machine Keys
Configure role based access control for managing Endpoint Encryption
EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 scalability
How does disabling/deleting a user in Active Directory affect
the Endpoint Encryption user
Every user account has an objectGUID in LDAP. If a user account is deleted from LDAP and another is
created with the same user name, this new user account will be a different entity. This is because the
objectGUID would have changed for the new user.
To delete a user in LDAP
You must first delete the user in LDAP, then run the EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task and send
an Agent wake‑up call. The user will disappear from EE Users list after the EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task is complete.
The ePO Server Settings option If user is disabled in LDAP server within Configuration | Server Settings | Endpoint
Encryption | General | Edit can be configured to disable, delete, or ignore the user if the user has been
disabled in the LDAP Server. The disable option is enabled by default.
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What if a user is disabled from LDAP?
If a user account that is initialized on the client system, and is later removed from LDAP, then it will be
automatically deleted/ignored from the client when the next EE LDAP User/Group Synchronization task
runs. To authenticate through the client PBA with a disabled or deleted LDAP user name, you should
once again enable/add the user to the LDAP and initialize the same user name on the client with the
default password.
This does not remove the users from the EEUsers list in ePolicy Orchestrator, however, it removes/
deletes/ignores the users from the client system based on the option set in the Server Settings.
Is it possible to just disable the Endpoint Encryption user when removed from
LDAP?
It is not possible to disable an Endpoint Encryption user when it has been removed from LDAP. The
user is removed from the EE Users list if deleted in LDAP during the next EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task.
What if the Endpoint Encryption user assignment is deleted/removed?
If the Endpoint Encryption user assignment is deleted from a system, the user might still be assigned
back to the client system if the Add local domain users option is enabled in the Product Settings Policy. For this
to work, the user must have logged on to Windows/Mac at least once and the domain to which client
system is connected should have been registered in ePolicy Orchestrator. You can also manually add
users using Menu | Data Protection | Encryption users | Add Users option in ePolicy Orchestrator.
Manage Machine Keys
The purpose of encrypting the client's data is to control access to the data by controlling access to the
encryption keys. It is important that keys are not accessible to users.
The key that encrypts the hard disk sectors needs to be protected. These keys are referred to as
Machine Keys. Each system has its own unique Machine Key. The Machine Key is stored in ePolicy
Orchestrator database to be used for client recovery when required.
For more information about reusing machine keys, refer to the KnowledgeBase article https://
kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71839.
Machine Key re‑use
Machine key re‑use option is used to activate the system with the existing key present in the McAfee
ePO server. This option is highly useful when a boot disk gets corrupted and the user cannot access
the system. The disks other than the boot disks of the corrupted system can be recovered by
activating it with the same key from McAfee ePO.
The Machine key re‑use feature is not applicable to EEMac, self‑encrypting (Opal) drive systems, and
UEFI systems.
What happens to Machine Keys when an Endpoint Encryption active system is
re‑imaged?
All existing data of the system is lost and hence the machine Key is lost when an Endpoint Encryption
active system is re‑imaged.
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What happens to the Machine Key when you delete an Endpoint Encryption active
system from ePolicy Orchestrator?
The Machine Key remains in the ePolicy Orchestrator database; however, the key association with the
client system is lost when the client system is deleted from ePolicy Orchestrator. When the client
system reports back to ePolicy Orchestrator during the next ASCI, it will appear as a new node. A new
node does not have any users assigned to the client system. The administrator must therefore assign
users to allow login, or enable the Add local domain user option in the Product Setting Policy. Also, the
administrator must configure the required policies in ePolicy Orchestrator.
The next data channel communication after adding the users and configuring the policies will make
sure:
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The Machine Key is re‑associated with the client system and the recovery key is available.
When the associated Machine Key is not present with the new node, ePolicy Orchestrator sends a
Machine Key request. If the user is logged on to the client system, an agent to server
communication between the client and the McAfee ePO server ensures the Machine Key is updated
in ePolicy Orchestrator and the users are updated on the client. Thereafter, the Machine Key will be
available and admin recovery and policy enforcement will work.
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The users are assigned to the client system. Therefore, these users can straightaway log on to the
client system.
What happens to Machine Keys when transferring a client system from one McAfee
ePO server to another?
The Machine Key remains in the ePolicy Orchestrator database, however, the key association with the
client system is lost when the client system is transferred from another McAfee ePO server.
When a transferred client system reports back to ePolicy Orchestrator during the next ASCI, it will
appear as a new node and will therefore not have any users assigned to it. The administrator must
therefore assign users to allow logon, assign administrative users to the McAfee ePO branch where the
systems are added (by default Lost&Found), or enable the Add local domain user option in the Product Setting
Policy. The administrator must also configure the required policies in ePolicy Orchestrator.
To transfer all systems between McAfee ePO servers, the best process is to follow the ePO Disaster
Recovery process. For more information, refer to the KnowledgeBase article https://kc.mcafee.com/
corporate/index?page=content&id=KB66616.
The next data channel communication after adding the users and configuring the policies will ensure:
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The Machine Key is re‑associated with the client system and the recovery key is available.
When the associated Machine Key is not present with the new node, ePolicy Orchestrator sends a
Machine Key request. If the user is logged on to the client system, an agent to server
communication between the client and the McAfee ePO server ensures the Machine Key is updated
in ePolicy Orchestrator and the users are updated on the client. Thereafter, the Machine Key will be
available and admin recovery and policy enforcement will work.
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The users are assigned to the client system. Therefore, these users can straight away log on to the
client system.
What happens to Machine Keys when moving systems from one branch to another
in ePolicy Orchestrator?
The LeafNode is not deleted from ePolicy Orchestrator database when a system is moved from one
branch to another in ePolicy Orchestrator, hence the Machine Key is available for the particular client
system.
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How to destroy the recovery information for an Endpoint Encryption installed
system?
When you want to secure‑erase the drives in your Endpoint Encryption installed system, remove all
users from the system (including those inherited from parent branches in the system tree). This will
result in making the disks inaccessible through normal authentication as there are no longer any users
assigned to the system. You need to then destroy the recovery information for the system using the
option Menu | Systems | System Tree | Systems tab | Actions | Endpoint Encryption | Destroy All Recovery Information in
the ePolicy Orchestrator console. This means that the system can never be recovered.
Configure role based access control for managing Endpoint
Encryption
The ePolicy Orchestrator administrator rights management determines what administrators can
perform while managing the Endpoint Encryption software.
The administrator can set up Endpoint Encryption specific permission sets to different users in ePolicy
Orchestrator. The permission sets can be created for Executive Reviewer, Global Reviewer, Group
Admin, and Group Reviewer. The Endpoint Encryption Administrator extension (EEADMIN.ZIP) enables
ePolicy Orchestrator administrators to control Endpoint Encryption Systems that are managed through
ePolicy Orchestrator.
The McAfee ePO administrator for Endpoint Encryption is able to:
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Manage Endpoint Encryption users, policies and server settings
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Run queries to view the encryption status of the client systems
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View client system audits
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View McAfee user audits
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Manage Endpoint Encryption Providers
Administrative roles can be configured and implemented using the Endpoint Encryption Permission Sets option
present in ePolicy Orchestrator. It is possible to configure a number of admin roles using this option.
For example, you can create admin roles such as:
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Endpoint Encryption Administrator: User accounts in this level have full control of Endpoint Encryption, but
cannot manage any other software in ePolicy Orchestrator.
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Endpoint Encryption Helpdesk: User accounts in this level can do Endpoint Encryption password resets
only.
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Endpoint Encryption Engineer: User accounts in this level can do password resets as well as export
recovery files to be used with EE Tech tool.
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Endpoint Encryption Auditor: User accounts in this level can view Endpoint Encryption reports only.
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Make sure that your LDAP server is configured and registered in ePolicy Orchestrator.
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Make sure that you schedule and run the EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task.
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Make sure that you enable the Active Directory User Login option in ePolicy Orchestrator. To enable,
navigate through Menu | Configuration | Server Settings | Active Directory User Login | Edit, then enable Allow
Active Directory users to login if they have at least one permission set option.
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You can create different permission roles and assign them with different Endpoint Encryption Permission Sets
to different users.
Figure 5-1 Endpoint Encryption permission sets
To verify the configured permission sets, log off from ePolicy Orchestrator, then log on with a user
account that belongs to any one of the new roles.
Use correct format of the user name (domain\username) when logging on to ePolicy Orchestrator.
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Use these configurations, recommendations on components, and considerations for scalability.
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ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6 Patch 4
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EEPC 7.0 Patch 1
These considerations and settings will help improve scalability:
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Longer ASCI interval
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Password only deployments should remove certificate query from EE LDAP User/Group Synchronization
task.
The User Certificate attribute is used by the McAfee ePO server to determine which certificate should
be sent from McAfee ePO to the client, for example, for smartcard tokens. It is better not to query
this attribute when you use the Password only token as tests have shown that LDAP query
performance decreases when certificates are included in the query. Setting this attribute can also
accumulate a large size of data in the database; therefore, you can remove the certificate query
from EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization while using the Password only token.
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Phased rollout during migration, upgrade, or first time installation of EEPC 7.0 Patch 1.
These configurations and factors will degrade scalability:
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Policy Assignment Rules — The policy assignment rules should be setup in a logical order to ensure
minimal processing. Create an ordered list of rules associated with a User Based Policy. For each
user, the rules engine evaluates the rules in order, and the first rule that is satisfied defines which
UBP is assigned to the user.
Make sure that you enable the Policy Assignment Rules for a small number of users to minimize
overloading ePolicy Orchestrator.
Given that ePolicy Orchestrator needs to send all users down to a client during activation, each
user will need to have rules run to associate a UBP with them (if UBPs are enabled and rules are
defined). With r rules, m machines and u users, the worst case scenario would be an O[n3]
calculation (r * m *u), which is not recommended.
Best practice is therefore to configure the rules in the correct order, such that they are defined in
descending order of the number of users that each rule would “catch”. For example, if rule A
catches 10% of users, rule B catches 80% of users, C 5%, D 2%, E 3%, the most efficient way of
ordering the rules would be B‑>A‑>C‑>E‑>D, if the logic of your rules allows this to be done.
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Large number of user per machine (>20)
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Deployment of unnecessary languages (recovery questions)
The rate of activation can be calculated with the formula, Nmax=ASCIsecs/Mupstream.DCrate
Where,
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DCratedepends on hardware configuration of ePolicy Orchestrator and Database
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Mupstream is the number of data channels (two) being sent from each client
For more details on EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 scalability, refer to the KB article https://kc.mcafee.com/
corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71363.
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EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 has an improved architecture and interface.
Due to these improvements, some functionality from earlier versions of the product is now handled
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Best practices for migration and upgrade
The information in this section helps you to understand the best practices and prerequisites for EEPC
migration and upgrade that involve the following tasks. The detailed procedures to perform the
following tasks are given in the Endpoint Encryption for PC 7.0 Patch 1 Migration Guide.
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Migrating user assignments from the 5.x.x database to the McAfee ePO server
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Exporting from 5.x.x database
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Importing the export file (the user information) into the McAfee ePO server that has EEPC 7.0 Patch
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Exporting audit information
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Importing audit information
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Upgrading the client system from EEPC 5.x.x
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Upgrading the client system from EEPC 6.x
Migration tool
Make sure that you have the latest EEMigration.ZIP file of EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 to implement and perform the
export. We recommend that you copy and extract the EEMigration.ZIP file to the folder where Endpoint
Encryption Manager (EEM) is installed.
Exporting 5.x.x database
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Make sure that you have access rights to view system and user properties on Endpoint Encryption
Manager and the McAfee ePO server.
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Importing the systems or users from 5.x.x database into the McAfee ePO server
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Make sure that 5.x.x and 7.0 Patch 1 are connected to the same LDAP server during the export and
import process.
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Make sure that you have registered an LDAP server on the McAfee ePO server before initiating the
import process.
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Make sure that you have scheduled and run the EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization Server task
before initiating the import process.
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Analyze the color‑coordinated results in different phases of the import. It guides you to make
appropriate decisions before proceeding to the next step.
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Do not navigate away or shut the browser when the import is running on ePolicy Orchestrator.
Doing so interrupts the import thread and stops the import process. When the import is running,
you can see the message Please wait, assigning users to systems in the top left of the McAfee
ePO console.
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After you import the systems or users from 5.x.x database into the McAfee ePO server, check that
the systems, users, and the audit details are imported as you expected. Check that the password
token, self recovery, SSO details, if available, are imported as you expected.
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Conduct a policy review after the import process. If you need your 5.x.x policy settings for 7.0
Patch 1, you must set them before upgrading the client. Make sure that you enable the Encrypt
product setting policy under Endpoint Encryption 7.0.1 | Product Settings | Encrypt. If this is
not set, encrypted client system starts decrypting by default.
To initiate the encryption on the client, you must select any one of the options other than None. The
default option None does not initiate the encryption.
Some firewall software enforce HTTP session timeouts. During the import you should review your
firewall settings according to the manufacturer documentation and take the necessary actions to
prevent the firewall from timing out the session.
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Before upgrading the client, make sure that the user's UBP enforcement settings are correct and
the appropriate Policy Assignment Rule is created on McAfee ePO if those users are intended to use
the non‑default UBP.
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Make sure that the system to be migrated is managed by the McAfee ePO server.
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Migration of users directly from 5.x.x client to the new EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 client is not supported.
Any migration of user assignments must be done on ePolicy Orchestrator before or after deploying
EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 to the client system.
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To upgrade the client, first install the EEAgent, then the Endpoint Encryption software packages.
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If 5.x.x users are found in the assigned LDAP OU/Group, the 5.x.x password token, SSO and Self
Recovery data will be transferred to EEPC 7.0 Patch 1. If new users are present in the assigned
LDAP OU/Group, then they are added to EEPC 7.0 Patch 1, as users not being initialized.
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When upgrading from EEMac 1.x/6.x to EEMac 7.0 Patch 1, make sure that you restart the client
system when prompted. EEMac services will not be available until you restart the client system.
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Retain the 5.x.x database for some time, so that you can access it case any loss or theft of a
device after the migration.
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Migrate only a small number of systems as an initial test before doing a large‑scale migration.
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If you are using the $autoboot$ user id in 5.x.x to boot your systems without actually having to
authenticate through the PBA, then please be advised that the same option is now a feature in 7.0
Patch 1. So, make sure that you enable this option (Menu | Policy | Policy Catalog | Endpoint Encryption 7.0.1 |
Product Settings | Logon | Enable Automatic Booting) to activate Autoboot while migrating the users and
systems from 5.x.x to 7.x. To enable automatic booting without adding a user, you need to
configure the Add local domain users feature.
The Enable Automatic Booting option in the Product Setting Policy allows access to the EEPC
installed systems without actually having to authenticate through PBA. However, it is the
administrators’ responsibility to ensure that system security is not compromised if this option is
selected.
If you enable this option, be aware that the McAfee Endpoint Encryption software doesn't protect
the data on the drive when it is not in use.
Export user assignments from 5.x.x database
The export tool provided with EEPC allows the administrator to export the user assignments from 5.x.x
database. The purpose of exporting the user assignments is to reduce the amount of configuration
required by the administrator to upgrade from 5.x.x to 7.x.
The export output is a .ZIP file, which can be imported into the McAfee ePO server. The import process
uses an import wizard on the McAfee ePO server after installing the applicable EE extensions.
The purpose of exporting systems from 5.x.x database is to export the user assignments. Migration
export is not required if you do not want to migrate the user assignments.
Best practices
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Make sure that you have the latest EEMigration.ZIP file from the EEPC 7.0 Patch 1 release package to
implement and perform the export from 5.x.x Endpoint Encryption Manager.
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We recommend that you copy and extract the EEMigration.ZIP file to the folder where Endpoint
Encryption Manager is installed.
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Make sure that you have the access rights to view system and user properties on EEM and the
McAfee ePO Server.
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It is important to understand the export options; Machines and Users in the export wizard. You can
select any one of the options to export the required user assignments from 5.x.x Endpoint
Encryption Manager.
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On selecting the Machines option in the export wizard, all users assigned to the selected machines
from 5.x.x database are exported. This also provides the option to select specific machine, so
that all the user assigned to that particular system can be exported.
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On selecting the Users option in the export wizard, all systems to which the selected users are
assigned are exported. This also provides the option to select specific users so that all the
systems that have the selected users are exported.
By default, system or user audit event data is not exported. It is the responsibility of the
administrator to select the Export Machine and User audit events option during the export process.
Importing the audit logs increases the size of the McAfee ePO database. We recommend that you
keep the number of days as minimum as possible.
Import user assignments to McAfee ePO
The Endpoint Encryption Admin extension provides a user interface to import the export file (.ZIP)
created during the export from 5.x.x administrator system.
Important prerequisites for importing user assignments
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Make sure that you have the permission to Allow Import of v5 users to perform this task. You
can enable this permission by navigating through Menu | Users | Permission sets | Endpoint Encryption | Allow
Import of v5 users.
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Make sure that you have copied the export file (.ZIP) to a location where you can access it from the
McAfee ePO server.
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Make sure that the systems to be upgraded are managed by ePolicy Orchestrator.
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Make sure to register the LDAP server on the McAfee ePO server and make sure it is the same
server registered on the 5.x.x database.
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Schedule and run the server task EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization before initiating the import
process.
Key notes on importing user assignments
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If users were manually added to the 5.x.x database and the same users were not present in the
Active Directory, then that 5.x.x users will appear as unmatched users in ePolicy Orchestrator
during the import process. In this situation, you need to make sure that you assign these
unmatched users to configured LDAP users.
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EEPC 5.x.x users disabled in the Active Directory will be imported to ePolicy Orchestrator during the
import process, however, the properties of these disabled users will be determined by the Endpoint
Encryption Server Setting configured in ePolicy Orchestrator.
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The application performs the system matching using the 5.x.x machine name and the McAfee ePO
system name. The results are color‑coordinated, so that it is easy for the administrator to analyze
the results.
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Green indicates a successful matching
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Red indicates an unsuccessful matching
The application performs the user matching using the binding attributes if they are present. If no
match is found, the rules are used to search every LDAP server that has been set up with EE LDAP
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attributes. The results are color‑coordinated, so that it is easy for the administrator to analyze the
results.
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Green indicates a single match
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Orange indicates more than one match
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Red indicates no match
Do 5.x.x policies get imported to 7.x during the migration?
No, 5.x.x policies are not imported to 7.x as part of the migration process. The user should set the
required 5.x.x policies, more importantly the Encrypt policy, in 7.x before upgrading the client.
If you do not change the default Encrypt policy from None to Encrypt in 7.x before the upgrade, the client
system will start decrypting after the upgrade. So, it is always a best practice to configure your required
policies before even initiating the import process.
What happens if the LDAP server used by 5.x.x is not registered in ePolicy
Orchestrator?
All imported users of 5.x.x will appear as unmatched users in ePolicy Orchestrator. So, ensure to
register the same LDAP server used by 5.x.x, then schedule and run the EE LDAP Server User/Group
Synchronization task.
What happens if the LDAP server has been registered, but the EE LDAP Server
User/Group Synchronization task hasn't been scheduled and run?
ePolicy Orchestrator will display an error message when the user initiates the import process. Closing
the error message will guide the user directly to EE LDAP Server User/Group Synchronization task page.
What happens if the 5.x.x machines are not managed by ePolicy Orchestrator?
All imported machines of 5.x.x will appear as unmatched machines in ePolicy Orchestrator. So, make
sure that the systems to be migrated are managed by ePolicy Orchestrator before initiating the import
process.
Upgrade to EEPC 7.0 Patch 1
The primary goal of upgrading the EEPC 5.x.x series to EEPC 7.x is to retain the disk encryption. This
is to make sure that a decrypt and a re‑encrypt of the disk is not required during the upgrade.
Only one encryption algorithm can be active for all disks, so no matter whatever the algorithm is set in
7.x, if the 5.x.x system has a different algorithm, then that algorithm will be used for all disks even
after migrating to 7.x.
The only way to change the client algorithm is to deactivate EEPC on the client and decrypt
all disks, then reactivate EEPC on it.
All the recovery settings have 4 times as many lines as the AES algorithm. So, setting
recovery key size as Low gives 4 lines of response code with RC5 algorithm.
On migrating from EEPC 5.x.x to EEPC 7.x, the available user password token, SSO, and Self Recovery
details are transferred to EEPC 7.x. To use 5.x.x SSO and Self Recovery data in 7.x, you need to
enable Self‑Recovery and SSO in the 7.x policies after importing the users.
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What happens to a partially encrypted 5.x.x system after the migration?
A partially encrypted 5.x.x system gets fully encrypted or decrypted as per the policies set in 7.x.
What happens if the user initiates the upgrade process while the 5.x.x client is still
in encrypting or decrypting state?
It completes the encryption or decryption process as per the policies set in 7.x.
What happens to a removable media that is encrypted with 5.x.x?
We recommend that you decrypt your removable media before initiating the upgrade.
Be aware that there is no way to decrypt your removable media after the upgrade, other than using the
EETech recovery tool.
Are the 5.x.x token details migrated to 7.x?
Yes, 5.x.x Password token details are migrated if it is available.
Are the SSO and Self Recovery details migrated from 5.x.x to 7.x?
Yes, the SSO and Self Recovery details are migrated from 5.x.x to 7.x only when the 5.x.x Password
token is available. The user needs to enable SSO in the 7.x Product Settings Policy and Self‑recovery
in corresponding User Based Policy. The user does not have to enroll again for Self Recovery when the
product is upgraded from 5.x.x to 7.x.
What happens to a 5.x.x system after migration if it has been encrypted using an
algorithm that is different from 7.x?
The system remains encrypted with same algorithm as set in 5.x.x, and you can apply all the policies
of 7.x to the migrated system as usual. To change the algorithm, you need to first deactivate EEPC,
change the algorithm, then activate.
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McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator provides comprehensive management and reporting tools for Endpoint
Encryption.
Administrators can create standard and customized dashboards, queries, and reports. The procedures
on how to create standard dashboards, queries, and reports are documented in the McAfee Endpoint
Encryption ‑ 7.0 Patch 1 Product Guide.
When the EEAgent software package is deployed to the client systems and they are successfully
managed by ePolicy Orchestrator, then any of the following queries can be used to retrieve data:
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EE: Disk Status
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EE: Migration log
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EE: Encryption Provider
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EE: Migration lookup
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EE: Installed Version
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EE: Volume status
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EE: Users
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EE: Volume status (Rollup)
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EE: Product Client Events
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EE: V5 audit
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EE: Disk status (Rollup)
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Intel AMT out‑of‑band queries
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EE: Installed version (Rollup)
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Track the progress of the deployment and encryption status
The progress of the EEPC/EEMac deployment and the number of encrypted drives can be easily
determined by running the Endpoint Encryption query under Menu | Reporting | Queries | Endpoint Encryption
| EE: Disk Status. This will report the crypt state for all disks on systems that have the EEAgent installed.
Figure 7-1 Endpoint Encryption disk status
You can also find the systems that don't have the EEAgent installed by running the query Menu |
Reporting | Queries | Endpoint Encryption | EE: Encryption Provider.
Figure 7-2 EE: Encryption provider
Report encryption status from McAfee ePO
To comply with data protection regulations, IT staff must be able to produce evidence that a suitable
technical measure was in place to protect sensitive information on, for example, a missing computer.
The organization must encrypt the device and be able to prove that the device is encrypted after it is
reported lost or stolen.
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Endpoint Encryption makes this task easy. An administrator can log on to McAfee ePO and, in just a
few clicks, be able to produce a report showing that the missing computer was encrypted.
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Log on to ePolicy Orchestrator as an administrator.
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Locate the system in the System Tree.
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In the McAfee ePO server, drill‑down to encryption properties.
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Check the encryption status under the Disks tab.
Finding the user's system in ePolicy Orchestrator
The encryption status is stored as a property of the system, not the user. To confirm that a missing
computer is encrypted, you must find the system in ePolicy Orchestrator and view its properties. You
can use the queries and reports to know the encryption status of the system.
Figure 7-3 Endpoint Encryption system properties
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A
E
abbreviations 8
about this guide 5
activation 33
AD 16, 36
add local domain users 20, 39, 42, 45, 46
add users 16
Agent wake-up call 41
algorithm 55
AMT, out-of-band actions 30
ASCI 9, 10, 42, 46, 49
audit events 53
authentication 12
auto boot 33, 39, 42
configure 31
EEAdmin 36
EEAgent 10, 20, 36, 39, 41
EEGO 13
EEM 51, 53
EEMac 7
EEPC 7, 11, 12, 20, 31, 33, 36, 39, 41, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 58
EEPC extension 36
EEPC package 36
EEPC/EEMac 16, 57
EETech 33, 34
Enable Automatic Booting 20
encrypted 55
encryption 7, 20, 31
encryption provider 20, 57, 58
encryption status 41
Endpoint Encryption 12, 39
export 53
B
backup 34
best practices 7
BIOS 11, 12
boot sequence 12
G
group users 39
C
H
client events 57
client status 57
client system 36, 45
conventions and icons used in this guide 5
HDD 9
D
data protection 11
default password 39
deployment 33, 36
deployment progress 58
design overview 9
disable user 45
disk check 34
disk status 57
display name 17
documentation
audience for this guide 5
product-specific, finding 6
typographical conventions and icons 5
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import 36, 54
IP Address 16
L
LDAP 16
LDAP server 15, 17, 36, 39, 45, 48, 49, 54
LDAP synchronization 17
Log on 20
M
machine keys 46
machines 53
maintenance 45
MBR 12
McAfee Agent 12
McAfee ePO 12, 15, 16, 39, 41, 45, 46, 51, 53, 58
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McAfee ServicePortal, accessing 6
migration 51
O
Opal 9, 46
operations 45
OU 16, 39
P
password 28, 39
PBA 7, 11, 20, 33, 39, 41, 42, 45, 51
permission sets 48, 54
phased deployment 15, 31
pilot test 34
policies 7
Product Settings Policy 10
User-Based Policy 10
pre-boot smart check, enabling 20
preparations 34
Product Settings Policy 20, 36, 39, 42, 45, 46
purpose 7
Q
queries 31, 58
R
readers 34
recommendations 34
recovery 34
recursive 16
remediation
out-of-band 30
report 31, 57, 58
reporting encryption status 58
requirements 12
requirements testing, EEGO 13
requirements testing, pre-boot smart check 13
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Role Based Access Control (RBAC) 48
S
samaccountname 17
scalability 49
self recovery 28, 39, 55
server 45, 51
server name 16
server settings 45
server task log 17
ServicePortal, finding product documentation 6
SSO 20, 41, 51
System Tree 36
T
TCG 9
Technical Support, finding product information 6
token 34, 51, 55
token type 10, 28
U
UBP enforcement
configure 10
disable 10
enable 10
unlock PBA
out-of-band 30
upgrade 51, 55
user 34, 39, 48, 53
user assignments 53
user certificate 17
user management
out-of-band 30
User-Based Policy 28, 39
username 17
users 54
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