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Raphael Marretti
Real User
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 28 2017

What is most valuable?

* Integration with System Center Configuration Manager (C: and D: logical drives are encrypted before installing Windows via SCCM). * Use of the computer's TMP to not have… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before BitLocker we used the DELL disk protection through the BIOS. This protection is not very efficient and the user needs a PIN to unlock the computer. With BitLocker I… more»

What needs improvement?

The implementation of BitLocker is not simple. There are many prerequisites and hours of study and testing. We have had some communication problems between Windows 10 and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

BitLocker is already in Windows 10 and its price has already been "paid". To use another disk encryption solution you have to analyze well the needs of each company and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No. Symantec, Dell and McAfee solutions for disk encryption are expensive and some of them use BitLocker behind the solution, but are very expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We are using BitLocker for Windows 10 (which depends on TPM 1.2 or greater) being managed by MBAM 2.5 with SQL Server database to store the encryption keys. BitLocker is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated solutions from DELL, Symantec and McAfee. Among all, Symantec has a good solution, but very expensive.
AdnanRiaz
Consultant
Microsoft (Active Directory) Consultant at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

All keys stored centerally in database (SQL), option to have PIN / Enhanced PIN / USB Drives.

How has it helped my organization?

I delivered three projects where the business does not have any encryption mechanism in place if the company or an employee lost any of the device, there are chances… more»

What needs improvement?

Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) is one of the best solution available in the marekt to protect corporate data

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and economical compare to similar products.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

MBAM is the only solution that I have used for encryption.

What other advice do I have?

Look at TechNet for relevant documentation and test many times before implementing in your production environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we do not.
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Yeshwanth Bm
Real User
Senior System Manager at Teganalytics
May 23 2019

What do you think of Microsoft BitLocker?

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to encrypt the data on three hard drives.

What needs improvement?

The following areas need improvement: The encryption takes a long time to complete, and our system runs very slowly while it is encrypting. If you lose the data, or it becomes corrupted, then there is no backup for it. There is no way of recovering it. There are no clear guidelines for using this product. Technical support for this solution is poor.

For how long have I used the solution?

Trial / evaluation period (six months).

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is no technical support that assists with understanding BitLocker.

If you previously used a different

Real User
Head of Operations (India) at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Oct 15 2018

What do you think of Microsoft BitLocker?

What is our primary use case?

Preventing data loss in stolen/lost laptops was the primary reason we went for it. It does its job adequately.

How has it helped my organization?

Whole disk encryption was what was required from us. Microsoft BitLocker has executed it with minimal effort.

What is most valuable?

Easy to implement AD integration It is a totally free solution. It is tightly integrated with Windows

What needs improvement?

More customization options would have been nice, such as password selection, actions when the screen is locked, etc.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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What is Microsoft BitLocker?

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.

Also known as
BitLocker
Microsoft BitLocker customers
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