FEATURE REQUEST - "Prevent the automatic decryption of files by all applications except the following" in File Share Encryption

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Article ID: 158781

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Drive Encryption Encryption Management Server File Share Encryption Powered by PGP Technology

Issue/Introduction

When using File Share Encryption feature of Symantec Encryption Desktop (former Netshare feature of PGP Desktop) with application based encryption you may achieve encryption of all files created by respective application, but at the same time you are unable to restrict decryption of the file for all other application due to a numerous names of applications which may be used by your user.
A practical example of this issue is an encryption of AutoCad files with File Share and prevention of decryption of the applications when FireFox, Opera, Safari, DropBox or other application is being used for file upload to a internet based / cloud storage.
 
This feature request will help to introduce the option like "Prevent the automatic decryption of files by all applications except the following" for Symantec File Share Encryption.

Cause

Currently such feature is not implemented in Symantec Encryption Desktop

Resolution

Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. This Feature Request is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version of the product.

Technical Support filed a Feature Request to add this product feature. Note that an feature request is exactly that, a request.
There is no committed date for this request from the Endpoint Encryption Product Management team, nor from the Endpoint Encryption Engineering team at this time.

Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the request will be reflected here.

NOTE: The behavior to decrypt in certain scenarios is expected behavior. For more information on which scenarios will automatically decrypt File Share encrypted files, see article TECH149867.

 


Applies To

Symantec Encryption Desktop

Symantec Encryption Management Server

PGP Desktop

PGP Universal Server

Microsoft Windows based family systems