How to encrypt portable USB drives with Safetica
The encryption features in Safetica use BitLocker functionality, which is available in Windows 7 Enterprise, and all versions of Windows 8 and newer.
There are two ways to encrypt external devices - locally on the server, or remotely on the clients:

Encrypting USB drives on the server

  1. Open Safetica Console as an Administrator (right-click - Run as Administrator).
  2. Go to DLP - Encrypted devices.
  3. Connect the USB drive to the computer (server).
  4. Set Action to Encrypt.
  5. Select a user or a group in the user tree in the left part of the window, and set Assign to Assigned.
    Note: the USB drive will be assigned, i.e. accessible only for this user/group.

Encrypting USB drives on the clients in your network

  1. Open Safetica Console as an Administrator (right-click - Run as Administrator).
  2. Go to DLP - Encrypted devices.
  3. Select a user or a group in the user tree in the left part of the window, and set Assign to Assigned.
  4. Note: the USB drive will be assigned, i.e. accessible only for this user/group.
  5. Set Action to Encrypt. The device will be silently encrypted on the client as soon as it is inserted into the computer.