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 solution is reliable and stable. You can edit it and it's flexible."
"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."
"The solution really needs to improve the data pile. With the pile, if we could also do a column-level encryption or something like third-level encryptions that would be great. It would be a slight variation of same product."
"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'm unsure of the exact pricing of the licensing, but I'd estimate we pay approximately $5-7,000. There are licensing as well as support costs and other ancillary fees."
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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.
The Vormetric Data Security Platform makes it easy and efficient to manage data-at-rest security across your entire organization. Built on an extensible infrastructure, the platform features multiple data security products that can be deployed individually or in combination to deliver advanced encryption, tokenization and centralized key management. The platform allows you to address data security policies, compliance mandates and best practices by protecting and controlling access to databases, files, and containers for assets residing in cloud, virtual, big data, and physical infrastructures. This scalable, flexible and efficient data security platform prepares your organization for the next security challenge and new compliance requirement at the lowest TCO.
Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 13 reviews while Vormetric Data Security Platform is ranked 8th in Endpoint Encryption with 1 review. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.0, while Vormetric Data Security Platform is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "A cost-effective solution to protect data from physical theft, but the encryption process is slow". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vormetric Data Security Platform writes "Reliable and stable with the ability to encrypt external memory". Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard and Cisco AMP for Endpoints, whereas Vormetric Data Security Platform is most compared with Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, HyTrust CloudControl, HyTrust DataControl and Sophos SafeGuard.
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