Microsoft BitLocker Pros and Cons

Microsoft BitLocker Pros

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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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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SW
Manager - ICT at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
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JM
ICT operations and security manager
It is free and native to the OS. We don't have to worry about upgrades or maintaining the product. You encrypt the disk, and you save the recovery key. That's it. The person puts their password in, and after that, it is up to them. If they forget their password, they have to bring it in to get it unlocked.
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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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AP
Director, Cryptographic Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The hard drive encryption is very good.
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BF
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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IS
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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KC
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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JH
Chief Information Security Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
BitLocker is completely stable.
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Microsoft BitLocker Cons

Information Technology Specialist at Calculus system
If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant.
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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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SW
Manager - ICT at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
At the end of it all, we are looking for something that can be easier to manage.
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JM
ICT operations and security manager
User profiles can be improved so that people can create their own passwords. It has one password per machine, which is a problem. We would prefer each user to have his or her own boot password. Each user can have a username and password or biometrics, such as fingerprints and iris scanner, integrated into the boot process, but I really can't see that coming anytime soon, if ever.
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Director IM/IT at Sustainable Development Technology Canada
I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy.
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AP
Director, Cryptographic Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It's possible that the time it takes to pull items in to BitLocker could be reduced a bit.
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BF
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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IS
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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KC
Director at Pathfinder
The visualization could be better.
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JH
Chief Information Security Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is not good for cross-compatibility, so our Mac users are not able to use it.
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