Dell Data Protection Encryption (DDPE)
Dell DDPE (formally known as Credant) is a suite of products that provide centrally managed, data-centric security to protect endpoint data wherever it resides. The product is designed to run transparently in the background without impacting performance or requiring user interaction. CMG is currently deployed on all Health System managed desktops, laptops, and shared work stations.
Dell DDPE External Media Edition (EME) provides policy-based external media protection including:
- USB External Storage Devices
- USB Sticks/Thumb Drive
The Health System has deployed mandatory encryption on desktops and laptops. The encryption software runs silently in the background and requires no user intervention. In addition to protecting the desktops, and laptops, Dell DDPE-EME is provided to users who need to encrypt Electronic Protected Health Information (EPH) placed on external media devices. The Dell DDPE-EME software has been configured to allow flexibility in the encryption process.
The process for employees who need to encrypt files on their external media devices includes:
1. The DDPE software must first be installed and the employee must create a password on the external media device.
2. The employee must then manually create a folder on the external media device and name it PHI (not case sensitive)
3. Only data files then placed by the employee in the PHI file will be encrypted, all other date in other folders will be saved unencrypted.
4. All Medical Center sensitive and confidential information should be saved in the PHI folder.
See specific instructions for using Dell DDPE-EME below.