PGP Encryption Launch
In June, IT Services began using Symantec PGP as the
University standard for encryption of new laptops instead of Sophos SGN
software and is no longer installing. However, departments may continue
to use SGN as needed and IT Services will continue to provide full support for
SGN at least through expiration of the current licensing period (December
LAN Administrators can use PGP to encrypt new Mac and PC
laptops after attending a training session given by IT Services. LAN Administrators can sign up for a training session as noted in an email sent out to the LAN
PGP licenses can be purchased by departments for $55 each
(current pricing subject to change) and will be billed to the speedtype
provided by the department at the time of license purchase/registration. Departments should work through their LAN Administrators to purchase and
install the software as needed. Departments without technical LAN
Administrators should contact the IT Services Helpdesk at 303-724-4357 (HELP)
to learn how to obtain PGP licenses and schedule installation.
HIPAA departments are eligible for free PGP Mac licenses as
part of the initial project plan. However, the number of available
licenses for this purpose is limited and will be distributed on a
first-come-first-served basis. To be considered for free licenses, HIPAA
departments should send a current inventory of their Mac laptops to UCD-ITS-Encryption@ucdenver.edu
as soon as possible and no later than July 29, 2011 at 5:00PM.
Unfortunately, inventories received after this date cannot be considered for
free PGP licensing due to project budget limitations.
For computers that are currently encrypted with SGN and
perform adequately, IT Services encourages the continued use of SGN through the
license expiration date. For computers that need to be re-encrypted with
PGP, please contact the IT Services Encryption Team. SGN-encrypted
laptops need to be decrypted before re-encrypting with PGP in order to recover
the license for reuse. Also, please plan ahead for the December
2012 expiration of all current SGN licenses. At that time new PGP
licenses will need to be purchased by the departments.
IT Services looks forward to working with you as this new
encryption software is launched. If you have questions or concerns about
the new software, please contact the IT Services Helpdesk at 303-724-4357
(HELP) for referral to a member of the Encryption Team.