Enable EFS Encryption

(Available with the Advanced Security module)

Physical folders stored on the disk in EFT's Virtual File System (VFS) can be transparently encrypted during read/write using Microsoft's Encrypting File System (EFS) by which data is encrypted as it is written to disk, and decrypted prior to transmission.

To enable EFS encryption

  1. In the administration interface, connect to EFT and click the VFS tab.

  2. In the left pane, right-click the parent folder you want to configure, and then click Encrypt Contents.

  3. If the folder you selected has subfolders, a confirmation message appears.

  4. Specify whether to Apply changes to this folder only or Apply changes to this folder and all subfolders, and then click OK.

  5. To remove encryption, right-click the encrypted folder and click Encrypt Contents to clear the check box.

  6. If the folder you selected has subfolders, a confirmation message appears. Specify whether to Apply changes to this folder only or Apply changes to this folder and all subfolders, and then click OK.

Enable EFS Folder Icons

When EFS is applied to a folder, you can configure the Server to add a red asterisk to the folder icon to indicate that the folder contents are encrypted. This setting is turned off by default. If you select the Enable EFS folder icons check box, the server will check each folder for encrypted contents before displaying the icon.

If you have thousands of folders, you should leave the check box unselected; selecting the check box when you have a large number of folders can cause the interface to become unresponsive while the server checks each one for encrypted contents.

To enable the EFS folder icons

  1. On the main menu, click Edit > Global Settings.

  2. Select the Enable EFS folder icons check box.

  3. Click OK. (To disable the feature, clear the check box.)

 

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