Use BitLocker Drive if you Really Need It
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 23, 2016

Use BitLocker Drive if you Really Need It

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BitLocker Drive Encryption

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.
  • You cannot put a price on classified or confidential information leaks.
  • truecrypt
There really is no competition with disk encryption at least on a Windows platform. Most Microsoft OS's have bitlocker encryption available to them.
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.