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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BitLocker vs. Sophos SafeGuard and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"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.""The ease of use is the most valuable feature. The ability to import data to build your frontend on top of the data is very simple and very useable."

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"The user interface is simple, It makes it very easy to use.""The monitoring features are easy to use.""The user experience and the quality of the features are good.""Policy deployment is easy and quick to do.""The solution has done a fabulous job of protecting us from threats.""The most valuable feature is the synchronized security. It's a unique feature on the market at this time only offered by Sophos. As a reseller, we often win bids and get clients because of this unique trademark feature.""With Sophos, I only need to generate the password and give that to a user to be able to allow them to login to the admin page of the Endpoint and do whatever they need to do. The user cannot go ahead and uninstall it. It's kept us much more secure because of this. Should any event happen on a particular system, I'm given the username and the system IP address. I get notifications and can deal with issues right away.""The features that I have found most valuable are encryption tools that encrypt the hard disk and the USB sticks."

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Cons
"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.""The visualization could be better."

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"The cost is rather expensive. It's a pain point for many clients. They should work to see if they can reduce pricing.""I would like to see a support-cloud, where Sophos creates a single package that contains all of its products.""The tutorials need to be simplified. The existing ones need to be easier to follow and we could use some tutorials for basic setups. They should aim to be more like Cisco, which offers very good tutorials and materials.""Having a DLP integrated with the encryption engine would be very good.""Technical support could be a bit better.""In the next release, I would like to see more automation with the endpoint logging, but it's a special feature that is quite complicated to explain.""If it's possible, they should make all the features available because it's got a lot of features on offer, but you have to buy the license in order to add those features to the normal Endpoint. If they could make all those features available and/or offer a bundling option it would be better.""The security does not have 100% authentication."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""It is free. It is enabled as part of the operating system. Once you have an operating system license, you're licensed for Bitlocker.""I don't know the costs. In terms of Microsoft licensing, we are at E3 on the business, and we're in the process of pricing out and moving to E5. So, a lot of this is included within our licensing agreements."

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"Licensing for this solution is on a yearly basis.""The licenses are dependant on the number of users and computers you have to protect.""We have a yearly license with Sophos which is around $1000-$1200 or so per annum. There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fee.""Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing could be better.""It would be great if the price of the solution was lower than the current price. If we are to sell this particular solution to smaller businesses and not just enterprise businesses it needs to be lower."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Beware to make backup of useful data, then use reverse decryption policy from Symantec panel/McAfee ePO to decrypt the DE partitions while it is sometimes more straightforward and faster to reinstall… more »
Top Answer: It's a straightforward solution for encryption.
Top Answer: I don't know the costs. In terms of Microsoft licensing, we are at E3 on the business, and we're in the process of pricing out and moving to E5. So, a lot of this is included within our licensing… more »
Top Answer: The malware protection and the scanning features are most valuable in this solution.
Top Answer: It would be great if the price of the solution was lower than the current price. If we are to sell this particular solution to smaller businesses and not just enterprise businesses, it needs to be… more »
Top Answer: There are times that this solution takes up too much memory that needs to be resolved. If it is not fixed it will definitely create issues in the future. In an upcoming release, there should be more… more »
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Also Known As
BitLocker, MS BitLocker
SafeGuard, SafeGuard Encryption
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Overview

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.

Protect your confidential information and comply with regulatory mandates safely and securely with SafeGuard Enterprise, Utimaco's comprehensive modular information protection platform. SafeGuard Enterprise is a modular information protection control platform that enforces policy-based security for PCs and mobile devices across mixed environments. SafeGuard Enterprise offers full transparency to end-users and is easy to administer from a single central console.
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Sample Customers
ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company18%
Healthcare Company18%
Renewables & Environment Company18%
Financial Services Firm18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Insurance Company25%
Marketing Services Firm25%
Non Tech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
Company Size
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise23%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BitLocker vs. Sophos SafeGuard and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 14 reviews while Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 15 reviews. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.2, while Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Brings us in compliance, works with our Microsoft tools, and is pretty simple to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "An excellent endpoint solution that's easy to setup, very stable, and highly secure". Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with McAfee Complete Data Protection, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and WinMagic SecureDoc, whereas Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection and Digital Guardian. See our Microsoft BitLocker vs. Sophos SafeGuard report.

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