Microsoft BitLocker Competitors and Alternatives

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Obaseun Awoyinfa
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 20
Sep 9, 2020
An excellent solution for protecting from data exposure, device protection, and shadow IT

What is our primary use case?

I am actually very familiar with the on-premises solution. I am just starting to try out the cloud version. I have not really had the opportunity to exercise the capabilities fully because I need to buy the license to do that. I work with Cyber Security Africa Distribution, but even being that type of organization we still have to purchase our license to try the full solution. I have seen it work with the MVISION Cloud, but I have not tried out the data protection path. But I have reviewed all the features.

Pros and Cons

  • "With proper policies and configuration, it prevents sending corporate data to both cloud storage or to flash drives and data extraction."
  • "The beauty of McAfee is that they are not looking at encryption from one single standpoint. It is a broader solution."
  • "The drive side encryption can be confusing to use and needs better documentation."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this McAfee Complete Data Protection product as an eight or even a nine-out-of-ten. Just for the encryption part, I think I will say nine. The solution is actually quite stable and otherwise, it is quite good. I would definitely recommend this product to other users. The core of McAfee has been my end solution for all types of situations for me for a long time. If I have not switched yet to work with any other solution, obviously, I think it is a good one and I definitely recommend McAfee. On the DLP side, I am…
reviewer1243704
System Administraor at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Dec 15, 2019
Has good messaging features but the hard drive encryption needs to be improved

What is our primary use case?

We are using three of the product's modules. We are using encryption for messaging, we are using encryption for shared folders and we are using encryption for our hard drives.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders."
  • "The program's disk encryption is not very friendly with Microsoft OS updates. We have a problem with updates failing unless we use a time-consuming work-around."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others who are considering this solution is to make sure that they do some testing if they are using disk encryption as we have had problems with updates. Our problem may depend on the version of Windows. So it may be different for other people. I didn't choose to use encryption before, so I learned a lot about the performance and the principle of encryption when it comes to messaging and share folders. So that part is good. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Symantec Endpoint Encryption as a six currently. The main problem for us…
TaperHarli
IT Consultant at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5
Feb 10, 2020
Easy to use, good technical support, and offers full-disk encryption

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for full disk encryption.

What is most valuable?

The usability is the most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

Integration with central management needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good, it's perfect, I am satisfied. We have three dozen users. We only need one person to deployment and maintenance. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I have contacted technical support and they are good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I did not use…
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