Connected Health Platform

Healthcare EFS Tool

This guidance is suitable for healthcare organizations that wish to protect themselves against loss of data.

The Encrypting File System (EFS) provides a level of security to Windows XP Professional systems. EFS uses security certificates to encrypt and decrypt files transparently as a user accesses them from the hard disk. Encrypted files are protected even when an attacker has full access to the computer's data storage, for example, a laptop that has been stolen.

The Healthcare EFS Tool has been designed to make the use of EFS more consistent and easier to operate for a healthcare organization, allowing the organization to protect user data in a cost effective manner. The EFS Tool is targeted at the Windows XP (SP1 onwards) platform.

  • Healthcare EFS Tool (ZIP file)

    The Encrypting File System (EFS) provides security to Windows XP Professional systems with certificates to encrypt and decrypt files transparently. The Healthcare EFS Tool makes the EFS more consistent and easier to operate for a healthcare organization.

  • Healthcare EFS Tool Administration Guide

    The Healthcare EFS Tool Administration Guide provides instructions for deploying and operating the Healthcare EFS Tool.

  • Release Notes - Healthcare EFS Tool

    The Healthcare EFS Tool Release Notes provides information on known issues.