Disk Encryption

In February 2009, Information Technology Services (ITS) began a new project to secure University laptop computers.

Research and investigation was performed on a variety of technical solutions which resulted in selection of McAfee Endpoint Encryption (MEE) software. Installing the software on Memorial laptops will ensure that if the laptop is stolen or lost, data contained on the laptop will not be accessible by anyone but the laptop owner because the hard disk will be encrypted.


  • Deploy MEE within ITS and make this product available to the University community.
  • Set up a process whereby MEE can be pre-installed on all University laptops purchased through IT Procurement.

Beginning October 1, 2009, the encryption service was made available for all University laptops. If you would like to get your laptop encrypted, please complete a McAfee Endpoint Encryption Account Access form and contact the ITS Service Desk to set up an appointment.

During May, 2014, ITS will begin the process of updating MEE to McAfee Drive Encryption (MDE).  For inforamtion regarding MDE and what clients can expect from the upgrade, please click here.

Clients should note that full disk encryption is only available for Windows based laptops.   Further updates will be forthcoming regarding Mac OSX support.

For more information or help please contact the Service Desk by e-mail: help@mun.ca or by phone: (709) 864-4595.



Information Technology Services

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000