Compare Microsoft BitLocker vs. Sophos SafeGuard

Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 2 reviews. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.6, while Sophos SafeGuard is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Provides disk protection while configuration is transparent to user, although implementation is complex". 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection and Sophos SafeGuard, whereas Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Symantec Endpoint Encryption.
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Pros
The product is stable.It is easy to implement and has AD integration.Integration with System Center Configuration Manager (C: and D: logical drives are encrypted before installing Windows via SCCM).

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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 Intercept X feature is the most valuable feature. You can't find this feature in other firewalls because Intercept X works as if it has an interaction between the endpoint and the firewall.

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Cons
The encryption takes a long time to complete, and our system runs very slowly while it is encrypting.More customization options would have been nice, such as password selection, actions when the screen is locked, etc.The implementation of BitLocker is not simple. There are many prerequisites and hours of study and testing.

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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.Sophos SafeGuard is a German product. Sophos isn't really active in Europe. The Middle East, Africa, South Africa works with Sophos but their primary users aren't in Europe. They should market and push this solution to the European market.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is a totally free solution.BitLocker is already in Windows 10 and its price has already been "paid".

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The licensing costs depend on the series. For example, XG 85 can be around $200. If you go to ACC or to a four or five-year enterprise solution, you will find these devices can cost $10,000. It depends on the series.

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BitLockerSafeGuard, 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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ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCBRushmoor Borough Council
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