Configuring FileVault 2

FileVault 2, available in OS X 10.8 and later, allows encryption of an entire drive to keep data secure. Although you can enable FileVault 2 through System Preferences on your Mac computers, using Centrify Management Services for Mac to configure FileVault 2 through group policy provides the advantage of creating an institutional recovery key for each of your Mac computers. Two different recovery key approaches—institutional and personal—guarantee that you will always have access to all of your encrypted computers, even if users forget their passwords.

For more information about FileVault 2, see the following Apple Knowledge Base article: “OS X: About FileVault 2".