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Use Microsoft BitLocker? Share your opinion.
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BitLocker vs. Sophos SafeGuard and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable features of the solution are the fact that they are able to encrypt the hard disk and to encrypt USB sticks."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The solution is not using other features like booting encryption, because it causes very heavy processing of the workstation. If they could find some way to handle the encryption and decryption to be lighter on the workstation it would be better."
"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."
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."
"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."
"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."
Answers from the Community
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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.
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: Synchronized security is one very cool feature of the Sophos Endpoint you don’t want to miss. As the name implies, it synchronizes the health status of every computer behind the Sophos firewall in… more »
Top Answer: The licenses are renewed every three years. The licenses are dependant on the number of users and computers you have to protect. This is a complete product that is offering full-feature bundles. On… more »
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Also Known As
|BitLocker||SafeGuard, SafeGuard Encryption|
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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