Symantec has in the past taken over two different companies that developed encryption software: GuardianEdge and PGP. Symantec spent the software of these two acquisitions as two different encryption product lines for a long time. The GuardianEdge line was renamed to ‘Endpoint Encryption’ and the PGP line was renamed ‘Encryption Desktop’ along with ‘Encryption Management Server’. For an outsider it was confusing that one company released two different encryption products that competed with each other and could not cooperate with each other. With the publication of Endpoint Encryption 11 in 2014, this largely came to an end. Since there is no easy way to upgrade from SED and SEMS to SEE maintenance packs are still being released for the old PGP line. However, the development of new functions is only focused on the merged Endpoint Encryption line. The development team has released version 11.2.0 MP1, with the following list of changes:
Resolved issues in Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.2.0 MP1
- Microsoft Windows 10 containers in the Docker application no longer fail to start when Removable Media Encryption is installed on the same system as the Docker application.
- When users enable the Windows Defender Application Guard feature in Microsoft Windows 10, Removable Media Encryption no longer encrypts the files that are required by the Application Guard feature.
- Symantec Endpoint Encryption for BitLocker now automatically initializes drive encryption when installed on the following systems:
- HP EliteBook 800 G1
- HP EliteBook 800 G2
- HP EliteBook 800 G3
- HP Z440 Workstation
- When users copy or move EFS-encrypted files or folders to removable storage devices using systems that have Removable Media Encryption has been installed for the SEE-RS, the EFS encryption is removed before Removable Media Encryption encrypts the files.
- The partmgr.sys file no longer triggers a stop error after installing Symantec Endpoint Encryption.
- Resale a compatibility issue with Opal v2-compliant drives in HP EliteBook 850 G4 systems.
- Added compatibility with the following Opal v2-compliant drives:
- Micron MTFDDAV256TBN-1AR15ABHA
- Sandisk SD9TN8W-256G-1006
- While upgrading the Drive Encryption feature of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Client, the upgrade process no longer fails if the client installation package (MSI) was advertised first.
- After upgrading the Symantec Endpoint Encryption Client, Dell laptops no longer fail to boot up.
- While attempting to recover stand-alone client systems using the HelpDesk Recovery snap-in in the Management Console, the recovery wizard is now successful. message is no longer displayed.
- After upgrading from Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.1.3, or later version, on Windows systems, any custom preboot login screen that was configured in the installer works correctly
- If Management Agent was originally installed at a custom location, the installer no longer reverts to the default installation path during upgrades