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


  • In the task you will configure and test synchronized encryption for Dropbox Cloud Storage.


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

What to do


On Dc – SafeGuard Server

  • Open SafeGuard Management Center and login with username and password.
  • Click Policies on the bottom left.
  • Right-click Policy Items > New > Device Protection.
  • Name the policy Encrypt Dropbox.
  • In Device Protect Target, choose Cloud Storage > Dropbox and then click OK
  • Check the information as shown below and click Save.
  • To apply Policy, click Users and Computers , Click VACIF.COM > VACIF STAFF > Policies tab.
  • Drag and Drop Encrypt Dropbox policy from Available pane to Polices Pane.
  • Click Save.

On Client 1

  • Firstly, you will download Dropbox Application on and install it.
  • Double-click SafeGuard icon.
  • Open Dropbox and sign in with your username and password.
  • Click Open My Dropbox > Continue with Dropbox basic.
  • File Explorer Droxbox appear, you will see SGPortable in Folder.
  • The files downloaded from Dropbox are encrypted.
  • Right-click on Desktop and then click New > Microsoft Word Document.
  • Right-click on file word and click SafeGuard File Encryption > Show encryption state.
  • Notice appears “The file is not encrypted”.
  • Drag and Drop file word from Desktop to Dropbox folder.
  • Right-click on file click SafeGuard File Encryption > Show encryption state.
  • Notice appears “The file is encrypted ….”


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