Frequently asked questions-Storage Encryption FAQStorage encryption FAQ-Frequently asked questions <<previous|next>> :It seems like all mobile and fixed drives need to be encrypted to be secure. Is this true?
What type of encryption is best: Hardware, whole disk or file- and directory-based?
I'm not a big fan of partition- or directory-based encryption because at that point you are relying on applications and/or people to make sure sensitive information gets where it's supposed to go. And, we've all learned the hard way that you simply can't rely on this. All it takes is for a user to store a document someplace outside the encrypted area, and it's completely vulnerable.
Check out the entire Storage Encryption FAQ guide.
04 Oct 2007