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Microsoft's BitLocker is an endpoint encryption option.Best whole disk encryption for WindowsWe use it across our whole organization to encrypt all internal drives on our employees' computers. The main problem it addresses is stolen or forgotten computers. With Bitlocker we don't have to worry about credentials or confidential information getting stolen when a computer is stolen or forgotten somewhere. It also saves us some work as we don't have to reset all the credentials and access of the user when this occurs. In addition, it gives our users the peace of mind if they have to leave their computer in a car or in an hotel room for a day. And finally, with whole drive encryption, you don't have to count on your users to put the sensitive information in the encrypted container.,Practically no impact on read performance and low impact on write performance compared to others. Integrated into Windows/no additional cost Easy deployment Whole drive encryption Uses hardware chip to offer better security,Even if it's the best we tested, I think write performance could be improved. Maybe with dedicated hardware inside the TPM? No integration with OS password is a shame as most others have it and it is Microsoft on Microsoft so they can probably do it better then anyone else and safer. I wish they would support multiple passwords like FileVault on macOS. If it's a shared computer, you have to give the only password to Bitlocker to both users.,9,It allowed us to move to whole drive encryption without much effort Integrated in Windows Enterprise, so free With the right recovery key, it is really easy for IT to recover the data, backup or reset the user's password.,mcafee drive encryption and Symantec Drive Encryption,Aruba Networks Wireless, ownCloud, Ubiquiti Wireless WAN, Backblaze, Google Drive, OneDriveBest options for WindowsAs you know, data security is very important. You do not want your personal data to be stolen, the company must also protect its data. The computers we use are of great value, and could fall prey to thieves. Since it is difficult to physically protect the hardware from being stolen, it is very important to encrypt the data. With the combination of Bitlocker, TPM and user/password, it is much harder for a thief to recover the data on the disk. Together with LAPS, Bitlocker is a must! Don't forget to backup your data.,Part of Windows Pro and + licensing. Very easy to deploy and maintain. Embedded in the software, and Windows patching. Well known,Cannot Dualboot (disaster) Should be integrated in AD out of the box (MBAM) Add 2FA (with RSA/Authenticator?) out-of the box,9,If you ever had a laptop stolen, you know that the ROI is instant! Licenses are part of Windows, and the effort minimal It's a must!,,FreeNAS, Aruba Networks Wireless, ownCloudUse BitLocker Drive if you Really Need ItI work as a government contractor and there are times where the equipment we use require BitLocker Drive Encryption to be used. The business problem is the performance of the device that is using BitLocker.,Definitely encrypts the drive and provides a high level of security Protects the drive from any tampering and good luck trying to get back the data after lots of bad attempts.,Performance hit with non SSD hard drives or up to date equipment Slow boot times due to the encryption of the drive.,8,You cannot put a price on classified or confidential information leaks.,truecrypt,OneNote, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Exchange
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January 24, 2018

BitLocker Review: "Best whole disk encryption for Windows"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use it across our whole organization to encrypt all internal drives on our employees' computers. The main problem it addresses is stolen or forgotten computers. With Bitlocker we don't have to worry about credentials or confidential information getting stolen when a computer is stolen or forgotten somewhere. It also saves us some work as we don't have to reset all the credentials and access of the user when this occurs. In addition, it gives our users the peace of mind if they have to leave their computer in a car or in an hotel room for a day. And finally, with whole drive encryption, you don't have to count on your users to put the sensitive information in the encrypted container.
  • Practically no impact on read performance and low impact on write performance compared to others.
  • Integrated into Windows/no additional cost
  • Easy deployment
  • Whole drive encryption
  • Uses hardware chip to offer better security
  • Even if it's the best we tested, I think write performance could be improved. Maybe with dedicated hardware inside the TPM?
  • No integration with OS password is a shame as most others have it and it is Microsoft on Microsoft so they can probably do it better then anyone else and safer.
  • I wish they would support multiple passwords like FileVault on macOS. If it's a shared computer, you have to give the only password to Bitlocker to both users.
Bitlocker is perfect if you want the peace of mind. It's whole disk encryption and easy to manage. It doesn't do fancy stuff, like MFA or multi-users, but it does what it does really well and will not cause you problems as long as you manage the recovery keys correctly.

The only scenario I would not recommend Bitlocker for is for shared computers, like meeting rooms audio/video shared setup, as you have to share the Bitlocker password for this to occur. Bitlocker doesn't allow more than 1 password.
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January 16, 2018

BitLocker Review: "Best options for Windows"

Score 9 out of 10
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As you know, data security is very important. You do not want your personal data to be stolen, the company must also protect its data. The computers we use are of great value, and could fall prey to thieves. Since it is difficult to physically protect the hardware from being stolen, it is very important to encrypt the data.

With the combination of Bitlocker, TPM and user/password, it is much harder for a thief to recover the data on the disk. Together with LAPS, Bitlocker is a must! Don't forget to backup your data.
  • Part of Windows Pro and + licensing.
  • Very easy to deploy and maintain.
  • Embedded in the software, and Windows patching.
  • Well known
  • Cannot Dualboot (disaster)
  • Should be integrated in AD out of the box (MBAM)
  • Add 2FA (with RSA/Authenticator?) out-of the box
BitLocker is perfect for company that uses Windows only, but if you have Windows, Mac, and Linux, you may need 3 solutions because Bitlocker is proprietary code for Windows only. We have to use FileVault for Mac and LVM for Linux.

It can run on desktops, laptops, and servers, and now on VM 2016, only TPM required, one technology.
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February 23, 2016

Review: "Use BitLocker Drive if you Really Need It"

Score 8 out of 10
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I work as a government contractor and there are times where the equipment we use require BitLocker Drive Encryption to be used.
The business problem is the performance of the device that is using BitLocker.
  • Definitely encrypts the drive and provides a high level of security
  • Protects the drive from any tampering and good luck trying to get back the data after lots of bad attempts.
  • Performance hit with non SSD hard drives or up to date equipment
  • Slow boot times due to the encryption of the drive.
It should be used if the information on the device is worth securing. Otherwise it is a pain and hassle each and every time you want to turn on your computer.
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