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Jos-Katengwa
Real User
Information Technology Specialist at Calculus system
Nov 30 2019

What is most valuable?

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. If the… more»

What needs improvement?

It takes a very long time to encrypt a disk, so I think that speed is something that can be improved. It can take more than two hours to encrypt a disk with one terabyte of data. When my clients are… more»

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

This solution is included with Microsoft Server and my clients did not have to pay for anything extra.

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

My client was not using another solution prior to this one. I proposed three different products, but they chose BitLocker because it is free. IT is not well understood by the clients in my country, so… more»

What other advice do I have?

The encryption solution was not something that I was really informed about, but I decided to study it and then propose it to my customers. I propose two different deployment models; the cloud and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am somewhat familiar with other solutions such as those by McAfee, Digital Guardian, and Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption. However, I do not know these products as well as Microsoft BitLocker. Once I… more»
MohamedKhairy
Real User
Co-Founder & Enterprise Solutions Architect at Qtopia Tech. Solutions
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

If anyone is looking for integration solutions and has a requirement related to integration between Active Directory and integration solutions, I think that he needs to strongly go to Microsoft BitLocker. If integration with Active Directory is not mandatory for him, I think that there are many… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are a partner for Microsoft here in Saudi Arabia, and one of our customers is interested in deploying Microsoft BitLocker to secure his computer devices and laptops, to encrypt all his data for hard disks, etc. I am already moving to read some documents and have some comparison between McAfee and… more»
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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
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.

Which solution did I use

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.

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