Symantec Drive Encryption best in class
January 04, 2016

Symantec Drive Encryption best in class

Dennis Larson ASC STS SSE+ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Symantec Drive Encryption

Symantec Drive Encryption is currently being used across the whole organization. It is used to help protect customer data and allow us to be compliant with the different types of customers that we deal with on a daily basis. The Drive Encryption product is very user friendly and does not affect our day to day work.
  • Symantec Drive Encryption does 256 byte encryption.
  • Connects to Active Directory to allow for single sign-on.
  • Automatically encrypts drives without needing user interaction.
  • If I forget my password the software has recovery tokens to allow access to the drive. Recovery tokens are provided from the management server.
  • The bootguard customization has specific requirements that are sometimes hard to match.
  • Self recovery questions have to be manually created on the management server or on the client locally. It would be nice to see some hard coded questions that you could use.
  • The management server admins are difficult to figure out at first. This process could be explained better in documentation.
  • Keeps our company compliant with HIPPA and other requirements that our customers have.
  • Does not affect user's day to day work.
  • Increased security for mobile employees.
The Symantec Drive Encryption product in our testing was the best in the encryption class of products. The management functionality and reporting was far and above any other product that we tested. Its ability to connect to Active Directory and the ability to push client packages and policy updates through a GPO were a great fit for our organization.
The product is outstanding but the newest release does not support Mac clients but will allow you to manage FileVault. The product also is going to have the ability to manage BitLocker which will be good for environments that use BitLocker and struggle with zero management.