I do healthcare IT and I have a client to wants my advice in encrypting a server small medical office. To me, email encryption of server seems like a bad idea due to reliability issues that I've seen in the past with encrypted drives. I just wanted to get some advice from some of you folks who may have had real in the trenches experience with email encryption on servers. For anyone has experience, I have the following questions:
1. Does email encryption decrease the reliability in general of the server storage array?
2. Does it decrease the performance throughput to the drives?
3. What do you do if you need to remotely reboot the server and you don't have an HP ILO or similar device to log into the encryption software before the OS boots?
4. Is encrypting a server worth the potential drawbacks and if not, are there any alternatives you might recommend?