Introduction McAfee® Drive Encryption delivers powerful encryption that protects data from unauthorized access, loss, and exposure. With data breaches on the rise, it is important to protect information assets and comply with privacy regulations. Comprehensive protectionThe McAfee Drive Encryption suite provides multiple layers of defense against data loss with several integrated modules that address specific areas of risk. The suite provides protection for individual computers and roaming laptops with Basic Input Output System (BIOS) and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). What is McAfee Drive EncryptionMcAfee Drive Encryption is a strong cryptographic utility for denying unauthorized access to data stored on any system or disk when it is not in use. How McAfee Drive Encryption worksMcAfee Drive Encryption protects the data on a system by taking control of the hard disk or self-encrypting drive (Opal) from the operating system. When used with self-encrypting drives, Drive Encryption manages the disk authentication keys; with non-self-encrypting drives. The Drive Encryption driver encrypts all data written to the disk and decrypts the data read off the disk. Product componentsEach McAfee Drive Encryption component or feature plays a part in protecting your systems. FeaturesThese features of Drive Encryption are important for your organization's system security and protection. RequirementsTesting for client system requirementsClient systems must meet the requirements for Drive Encryption before the product can be installed.