Overview

McAfee® File and Removable Media Protection (FRP) delivers policy-enforced, automatic, and transparent encryption of files and folders stored or shared on PCs, file servers, cloud storage services, emails, and removable media such as USB drives, CD/DVDs, and ISO files. FRP is available for Microsoft Windows tablets, laptops, desktop PCs and workstations, and Mac OS X endpoints.

FRP is managed by McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) , creating a central point of management. FRP ensures that specific files and folders are always encrypted, regardless of where data is edited, copied, or saved. You can create and enforce central policies based on users and user groups for specific files and folders, without user interaction.

FRP allows you to:

  • Encrypt or block writes to removable media at VDI workstations
  • Access encrypted data anywhere, without any additional software installation or local administrative rights on the device host
  • Keep files and folders secure wherever they are saved, including local hard disks, file servers, removable media, and cloud storage such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive

Typical FRP use cases include:

  • Encrypting files such as spreadsheets and sensitive documents
  • Allowing access to a specific folder on a shared network
  • Encrypting files synchronized to cloud storage services
  • Encrypting removable media or blocking the copying of non-encrypted files
  • Sending self-extracting files in email attachments to partners or clients