There is no prompt to encrypt an external hard disk when it is attached on either to a USB2.0/USB3.0 port.
GFI EndPointSecurity 2013 Build: 20130719
Created a new protection policy with the categories to enable GFI EndPointSecurity to recognize the HDD as Storage Device.
To create a new policy:
- Open the GFI EndPoinSecurity console.
- Go to Configuration > Protection Policies.
- Click Create new protection policy… and enter a policy name.
- Under Controlled device categories select CD/DVD, Storage Devices and Other Devices and press OK.
- Under Controlled connectivity ports select USB, Secure Digital (SD) and Internal and press OK.
- Check Block any access to the controlled devices, for the defined devices categories and ports and click Next.
- Under Encryption tab click Enable detection of encrypted devices and click Configure…
- Click Add…
- Grant access to a specific User or Group for accessing the encrypted devices and enter the user or group (e.g. DOMAIN\User) and click OK.
- Check Enable volume encryption and click Configure…
- Set a Recovery password. That password is used to reset the device password, if the user loses it.
- Click the Users
- Select Enforce all users except those in the following list and press
- Click Finish.
- Deploy the new policy on the client computers.
The External HDD is not recognized as a storage device, by adding the above Device categories and Connectivity ports to the policy the device will be recognized and start the encryption process.