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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 to request PIN for the user. * In Windows 10 (1511) the TPM supports... 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 guarantee the protection of the disk and the configuration is... 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 TMP and, in some cases, the computer does not work and we need to... more»
Real User
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 13 2017

What do you think of Microsoft BitLocker?

Understanding your responsibilities for disaster recovery at a departmental level can be difficult; IT departments are holistic entities. We deal with systems, people, security, servers and infrastructure... but we also need to think about things at a granular level so we can ready ourselves for when a terrible system failure occurs - it always will. My problem was that we needed to ensure we had a very basic form of disaster recovery for our staff who were planning an event that gave us the biggest turnover of our year. Okay, so, our staff needed to take business critical information out of the office on something they could access individually. Yes, we could have used cloud storage but the staff needed full portability and access with or without the internet. Not to make...

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Real User
Operator at Halliburton
Aug 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Whole Disk Encryption is great. BitLocker runs seamlessly during boot up. I also liked that it did not conflict with Windows, most likely since it was created by the makers of Windows, Microsoft.

How has it helped my organization?

BitLocker provides the common person with great security to guard against most threats consisting of efforts by unauthorized people who try to gain access to the computer by not allowing it to boot up absent a password.

What needs improvement?

There are options which could be implemented to make it a little more like PGP Whole Disk Encryption, but given the fact BitLocker is readily available, and has no known conflicts, I think it is a great product to secure against unauthorized... more»
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 someone could view sensitive data. After the Microsoft BitLocker... more»

What needs improvement?

Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) is one of the best solution available in the marekt to protect corporate data
Real User
Infrastructure Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 25 2017

What do you think of Microsoft BitLocker?

Valuable Features It is integrated with the hardware, via use of TPM It is also integrated with the Windows operating system and thus: It is free! • Improvements to My Organization Protects employee and enterprise data in case of loss of a laptop. Fills in part of an enterprise-wide security strategy. • Room for Improvement Remote management (e.g., enable/disable, reset, etc.) of PIN codes and recovery keys would be a nice feature. • Use of Solution I've used this solution for more than five years. • Stability Issues No, very few issues. • Scalability Issues No, it is a very light feature towards infrastructure requirements. Having an AD infrastructure is sufficient. • Customer Service and Technical Support Good. • Previous Solutions No. •...

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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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Microsoft BitLocker customers
ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB

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