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Disk encryption service (WDE)

The disk encryption service provides security for laptops and other devices. It encrypts all information stored on the device such that it cannot be accessed by a third party, thereby protecting against unauthorised access if the device is lost or stolen. It also enables the University to prove that the device was encrypted (after it has been lost), and to restore access should a user forget their passphrase.
What's this?
The stage in the service lifecycle at which the service currently resides. Lifecycle = planned, new, live, notice, closed
Lifecycle status
End of life: 30 Jul 2018
What's this?
The level of user activity at this point in the academic year.
Business activity level
What's this?
The regular period during which routine maintenance could take place.
Maintenance window
Tues 07:00 - 09:00
What's this?
Would making a change to the service today present too high a risk to the University?
Restricted change period

Getting help

Support contact
Service Desk
01865 (6)12345
Support hours08:30 - 17:00, Mon - Fri*
Out-of-hours supportNo
IT BoardUser Services & IT Excellence Board
Business ownerJames Smith
Service owner
John Ireland
Service manager
Margaret Howe

* except bank holidays and University closure days

How do I...?

Raise a support call

Via the online help request form, email or by calling 01865 6 12345 (phones monitored 24/7)

Request training

Yes, for local ITSS wanting to use/support WDE within their unit. Training for end-users : Local IT.

Request Access

Via Local ITSS.

Make a service request

Change Divisional Authoriser

More information


Charges are applicable for colleges.

WDE client licence rental via IT Services online shop.

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