Sophos SafeGuard : How to install Location-Based File Encryption for One Drive Cloud Storage


  • In the task we will configure and test localtion-based file encryption for One Drive Cloud Storage.


  • In the task , we will create Policy on SafeGuard Server to file encryption on One Drive Cloud Storage when users store data on Google Drive.

What to do


On SafeGuard Server

  • Open SafeGuard Management Center and login with your password.
  • Click Policies on the bottom left.
  • Right-click Policy Items > New > Device Protection.
  • Name the policy Encrypt One Drive.
  • In Device protect target, choose Cloud Storage > One Drive and then click OK.
  • Check the information as shown below and click Save.
  • To apply policy, click Users and Computers > VACIF.COM > VACIF STAFF > Policies tab.
  • Drag and drop Encrypt One Drive policy from available pane to Policies tab and then click Save.

On Client

  • Double-click SafeGuard icon to receive new policies.
  • Open One Drive and sign in with your account.
  • Click Open One Drive Folder.
  • Right-click on Desktop > choose New > Microsoft Word Document.
  • Right-click on file word > SafeGuard File Encryption > Show Encryption state.
  • Notice appears “This file is not encrypted”
  • Drag and drop file word from Desktop to One Drive folder.
  • Right-click on file word choose Safeguard File Encryption > Show encryption state.
  • Notice appears “This file is encrypted”.

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