Compare Microsoft BitLocker vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption

Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.6, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.6. 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from infecting our machines". Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection and Sophos SafeGuard, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Sophos SafeGuard. See our Microsoft BitLocker vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.
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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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We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.It helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from getting to our machines.The management console gives us the ability to quickly control who sees what, ensures we are on the latest version, and up-to-date.

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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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We would like some advanced security protection features.It's a bit difficult to get good support. Their response times are really bad.I can only patch monthly. I don't know what the solution is there, besides being vulnerable for three weeks out of four. But there's got to be an option somehow.I would like them to have integration with a wider range of non-Symantec products.

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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 yearly are $5000.It can be expensive. However, if you plan to scale or are at a large enterprise company, this product could be what you need.

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BitLockerSymantec Drive 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.

Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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Sample Customers
ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCBCitrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
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Software R&D Company19%
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Manufacturing Company10%
Retailer9%
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