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Pros
"With this solution, the device control is more reliable and more stable.""I don't need to have any interaction with this product, which means that it is very, very good, and it is doing its job.""It is capable of acting as Web control, Device Control, or Data Control.""The McAfee Threat Protection and McAfee Web Protection are valuable aspects of the solution. They're better than other features that come with the endpoints.""In the configuration, you can restrict a user from accessing a removable drive.""The interface is very good. You can create and manage your own dashboard.""With McAfee Complete Data Protection, you can managed all your security solutions from one single server and one interface. This might be the most powerful advantage of McAfee's solution.""The server software console is exquisitely designed and organized for handy access and manipulation by the administrator."

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"The product is stable.""The most valuable feature is the TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which makes the PC security stronger because somebody who is not from the team cannot access the PC without the decryption PIN.""It is easy to use. It is usually easy to recover someone's privacy. The manageability is much easier than McAfee. I think that Microsoft is a leader in this area. We are in the Microsoft school so our judgment of McAfee will be a little bit unfair as we recommend Microsoft all the time because of the easy manageability and support. I think that McAfee is designed for a different customer and every time we open a ticket with their support, it takes a very, very long time. The main difference is just the manageability and support. In terms of the solution itself or the functionality, I know that McAfee is very strong, but manageability and support, for us, is much more important. It's strengthens the solution for us.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform.""There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful.""We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good.""The solution works the way it's supposed to - stability and scalability are fine.""The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted."

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Cons
"The solution should be more user-friendly.""This solution does not do as well at protecting the end-user against unknown viruses.""It is difficult to manage.""The solution needs to reduce the number of false positives. There are too many of them.""I want simplicity. A new user opening the dashboard will be confused. It needs to be more user-friendly.""The refresh feature needs improvement. You need to refresh it manually yt going to the address bar, clicking on it and pressing enter, or pressing F5. There should be a button you can click on to refresh or have it so every five seconds it's refreshing.""The product consumes too much RAM and CPU for its processing and this can lead to resource issues on PCs.""I would like to have an easier and less-hassle upgrade process in future releases of the software, and extra license renewal price discounts too."

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"The encryption takes a long time to complete, and our system runs very slowly while it is encrypting.""If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant.""If integration with Active Directory are not mandatory for him, I think that there are many other solutions in the market that equal or are much stronger than Microsoft.""I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy.""The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc.""The people at the first level of support refer you to articles that do not pertain to the problem at hand.""Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing.""I would recommend BitLocker only because of the economic side, not the technical side. If the features were included in the already existing licenses I would use it. If not, I would recommend other products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of this solution needs to be improved.""The price is good, it's a low-cost solution.""This solution is reasonably priced.""The pricing is better than that of some competing products.""The pricing of the cloud offering seems confusing."

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"This solution is included with Microsoft Server and my clients did not have to pay for anything extra.""It's not about pricing, because we are working with Enterprise companies that already have Windows Enterprise, so BitLocker comes already included as a Windows feature. It's free for Enterprise users. The price is only for deployment. The customer will pay for McAfee, however.""The cost of this solution is bundled in with part of the subscription for the Microsoft Cloud. We have users subscribed to Enterprise E5 and it comes with E5""The price of this solution should be more competitive.""BitLocker is included in our license and doesn't cost us anything extra."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is excellent for protecting users from data being exploited. It's also great for preventing data leakage.
Top Answer: The solution needs more advanced features. Customers tend to not like the navigation that is offered. While accessing the DLP is easy, navigating inside of it is difficult. The policies and… more »
Top Answer: It is a Microsoft product so it falls in line with our organization which primarily uses MS products. By using a BitLocker server we are using automatic unlock of the drives. When on our network, the… more »
Top Answer: This is not my area but I don't think we pay annual licensing costs. I think we just pay for computer leasing, and all fees are included in the purchase. I don't think we're getting our money's worth… more »
Top Answer: The visualization could be better. I don't have any complaints about the usability of the stability of it and he licensing is quite reasonable actually.
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Overview

Sensitive data is constantly at risk of loss, theft, and exposure. Many times, the data simply walks right out the front door on a laptop or USB device. Companies that suffer such a data loss risk serious consequences, including regulatory penalties, public disclosure, brand damage, customer distrust, and financial losses. According to a Ponemon Institute report, 7% of all corporate laptops will be lost or stolen sometime during their useful life. The rapid proliferation of mobile devices with large storage capacities and often internet access is opening up even more channels for data loss or theft, so protecting sensitive, proprietary, and personally identifiable information must be a top priority. McAfee Complete Data Protection Suites address all of these concerns and many more.

BitLocker is Microsoft's full disk encryption solution, which protects all of your data from theft, hacking or loss. BitLocker does this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your Windows operating system and all your data.

BitLocker is available for all devices, including portable storage devices (such as external hard drives and USB flash drives). These portable devices are supported by a feature called BitLocker To Go, which is included in Windows 7 and 8, and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. In Windows XP, encrypted devices can be read, but not written to, using the BitLocker To Go Reader program.

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Sample Customers
Xcel EnergyACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Healthcare Company22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Insurance Company11%
Logistics Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Insurance Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business58%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise50%
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McAfee Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 11 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 11 reviews. McAfee Complete Data Protection is rated 7.8, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Complete Data Protection writes "An excellent solution for protecting from data exposure, device protection, and shadow IT". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "A cost-effective solution to protect data from physical theft, but the encryption process is slow". McAfee Complete Data Protection is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Cisco AMP for Endpoints, Sophos SafeGuard, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Carbon Black CB Defense, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and WinMagic SecureDoc. See our McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.

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