About this release

This document contains important information about the current release. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document.

Important: We do not support the automatic upgrade of a pre-release software version (POC or test builds). To upgrade to a production release of the software, uninstall the existing version first.
Note: For the latest information about supported platforms, environments, and operating systems, see KB79422.

Release build - McAfee Drive Encryption

This release was developed for use with:

  • McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) 5.3.0, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.9.0, 5.9.1, and 5.10.0


The McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9 release provides fixes for problems that were reported in previous versions.


McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9 Hotfix 3 ( and McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9 Hotfix 5 ( releases have now replaced McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9. For more information about these hotfix releases, see the McAfee Drive Encryption Release Notes for the specific version.

Rating — Recommended

Mandatory Critical High Priority Recommended

  • Required for all environments.
  • Apply this update at the earliest convenience.
  • A patch that resolves non-severe issues or improves product quality is considered Recommended.
  • Not applicable to hotfixes, because hotfixes are only created in response to a business-impacting issue.

For more information, see KB51560.