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How to encrypt devices?

Mobile devices have become an indispensable part of today’s highly techie world. It has become a storehouse of personal and business data regardless of the criticality of the content in use. Be it a handheld device like a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a mobile phone or a laptop, storing data in these devices has become unavoidable. But what if this data gets compromised? Mobile devices are majorly prone to data leakage, so protecting critical information is necessary. Encryption is the best way to protect such sensitive data.

Encryption methods are a vital component of an organization’s data security policy and act as an immune system for the organization to withstand data loss. The basic idea of encryption is to protect the data from falling into the wrong hands should someone get hold of the device. Encryption is the best-suggested option if the organization engages with plenty of devices.

Encryption is not just about preventing unauthorized data access; it supports something called “defense in depth” that builds a chain of defensive mechanism layers to thwart the attack. Hexnode offers generic encryption strategies like setting up a password policy, full disc encryption (FDE) with FileVault for macOS devices, BitLocker for Windows 10 devices, and inbuilt encryption-supported restrictions.

Password Policy and Restrictions

Hexnode UEM helps organizations set up strong password policies that ensure robust device security. In the security context, choosing a password with numeric, alphanumeric and uppercase characters enhances security as such passwords are more difficult to crack. Hexnode also supports some encryption enforcing restrictions in iOS and Windows platforms that help wade off basic privacy concerns.

BitLocker

BitLocker for Windows 10 PCs is yet another complete volume encryption tool supported by Hexnode that enforces encryption on hard drives for data protection. This mechanism prevents unauthorized data access by encrypting the entire volume on the hard disk.

FileVault

Hexnode allows encrypting data on macOS devices with FileVault, a full disk encryption program that encrypts all the information on your device. Once encrypted, the device becomes inaccessible unless a valid recovery key is entered. Additional data added to the device are automatically encrypted as they are saved to the device. Hexnode’s overall encryption functionalities ensure that the data is safe at all times, maintain data integrity, protect privacy, and make sure there is no way for data compromise.

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