Hard drive encryption

Jim.Kinsey at nokia.com Jim.Kinsey at nokia.com
Thu Sep 16 15:58:36 PDT 2004

I am writing to inquire about a hard drive encryption software that is compatible with FreeBSD.  We have been using PointSEC with windows and am looking for a similar solution for FreeBSD.  I see you have  GEOM Based Disk Encryption (gbde)   Which I have read about on your web site, but the folks here are resistant to using it and are asking for a 3rd party solution that is separate from the OS.  Do you have anything in mind?  I understand that gbde requests a password before the partition can be mounted anyway so this simulates the same functionality of PointSEC, but since it is part of the OS, it seems that if someone has access to the OS, they could still get in.  Is that right?
Thank you very much for your help. 

  Jim Kinsey 
  Nokia Networks 
  313 Fairchild Drive 
  Mountain View, CA 94040 
  ( 650 ) 864 - 6742 



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