Microsoft BitLocker Pros and Cons

Microsoft BitLocker Pros

Jos-Katengwa
Information Technology Specialist at Calculus system
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.
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MohamedKhairy
Co-Founder & Enterprise Solutions Architect at Qtopia Tech. Solutions
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.
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Darrin Leboeuf
Director IM/IT at Sustainable Development Technology Canada
The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform.
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Blanca Flores
Desk Top Operation Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
The solution works the way it's supposed to - stability and scalability are fine.
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reviewer1287888
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful.
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Kevin Coakley
Director at Pathfinder
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.
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Usman Rasool
Department Head Data Center and Branch Netwrok at MIB
We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good.
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Yeshwanth Bm
Senior System Manager at Teganalytics
The product is stable.
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reviewer1317711
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted.
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headofop936426
Head of Operations (India) at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It is easy to implement and has AD integration.
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Microsoft BitLocker Cons

Jos-Katengwa
Information Technology Specialist at Calculus system
If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant.
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MohamedKhairy
Co-Founder & Enterprise Solutions Architect at Qtopia Tech. Solutions
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.
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Darrin Leboeuf
Director IM/IT at Sustainable Development Technology Canada
I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy.
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Blanca Flores
Desk Top Operation Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing.
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reviewer1287888
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc.
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Kevin Coakley
Director at Pathfinder
The visualization could be better.
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Usman Rasool
Department Head Data Center and Branch Netwrok at MIB
The people at the first level of support refer you to articles that do not pertain to the problem at hand.
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Yeshwanth Bm
Senior System Manager at Teganalytics
The encryption takes a long time to complete, and our system runs very slowly while it is encrypting.
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reviewer1317711
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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.
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headofop936426
Head of Operations (India) at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
More customization options would have been nice, such as password selection, actions when the screen is locked, etc.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft BitLocker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
419,792 professionals have used our research since 2012.