[KB7391] What's new in ESET Full Disk Encryption

ESET Full Disk Encryption (EFDE) is a separate product from ESET Endpoint Encryption (EEE)

The article below applies only to EFDE and not EEE. Visit ESET Endpoint Encryption support to view EEE content.



ESET Full Disk Encryption (EFDE) is a full disk encryption solution implemented on all Windows endpoints that will prevent attackers from making use of lost or stolen computers.

What's new in EFDE

The list below contains information about some of the important new features in the released version of ESET Full Disk Encryption.

  • EFDE protects data on system disks, non-system disks and their partitions when a user is not physically present and their workstation is turned off or hibernated.
  • EFDE is a feature native to ESET remote management consoles – ESET PROTECT Cloud and ESET PROTECT.
  • EFDE can be installed on Windows endpoints exclusively using ESET PROTECT Cloud or ESET PROTECT consoles. 
  • EFDE allows one-click deployment and encryption of data on connected endpoints.
  • EFDE greatly increases your organization’s data security and helps you comply with data protection regulations like GDPR.
  • EFDE can be managed through Policies, Client Tasks, Groups, and other concepts well known to IT professionals.

System requirements and supported operating systems for EFDE

To view the system requirements for EDFE, visit Requirements and supported products.

FAQ section

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about EFDE:

Why aren't workstations with EFDE installed part of the Security Product Dynamic Groups?

EFDE is not considered a "Security Product" from the point for the Management Console view.

Can you migrate between EFDE and ESET Endpoint Encryption?

No, you cannot migrate between EFDE and ESET Endpoint Encryption.

What is the order of UEFI pre-boot login screens displayed, if I have the UEFI pre-boot login enabled on the workstation?

EFDE pre-boot login is displayed after the UEFI pre-boot login.

Can the ESET Deployment tool be used to deploy the All-in-one installer with EFDE?

Yes, you can use the Deployment tool to deploy the All-in-one installer with EFDE.

Can EFDE be used with macOS?

Yes, you can use EFDE with macOS. See ESET Online Help topic for more information. 

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