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Setting up Encrypting File System (EFS) on a VNX5300 Network Access Storage ( NAS )

We have VNX5300 Network Access Storage ( NAS ) - Which has Windows 2008 as well as 2012 Server Edition.

One partition of the Hard Drive has around 4-5 TB of Images.

Is it possible to Encrypt the Partition or Folder using EFS and access the file through Shared Connection (NAS).
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Are you sure you want use EFS?
http://www.ghacks.net/2011/09/11/efs-and-why-you-shouldnt-ever-use-it/

Consider using Veracrypt (the successor to truecrypt) on your NAS.
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
On positing with EMC, I realized that EFS is not the best bet for VNX5300 Server.

We really need a third party software which will help us to Encrypt the file or folder as well as give access based on Roles.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
My personal favourite encryption program is Bestcrypt.
Create a container file big enough to hold all the photos on your NAS.
Move all your photos into it.
When the password is entered the encrypted contents will be available as a new drive letter (e.g. G:)
(The password only has to be entered once).

Share G: and restrict access (i.e. certain users) with windows permissions.
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To backup all your photos, you now only have to backup the one file (the container).
All your backups remain encrypted .... you can even leave them the lying around!
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I explored BestCrypt. Looks they don't have office in the US. I wish to call them and clarify before I download the product.  That's good recommendation.
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Thanks for the points
Jetico are a great company. Support is good if you ever need it.
(And they are out of reach the NSA)
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