Microsoft BitLocker Room for Improvement

Jos-Katengwa
Information Technology Specialist at Calculus system
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 working, they don't really like having to look at a progress bar to tell them that the disk is in the process of being encrypted. If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant. I would like to be able to secure the hard drives of virtual machines. Securing data transfer such as email and the more general internet connection would be very good. They should improve the hybrid-cloud security and protect the network instead of just securing the computers. View full review »
Darrin Leboeuf
Director IM/IT at Sustainable Development Technology Canada
In the next generation, it could have a higher level of encryption. I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy. I would like to have the ability to encrypt a cloud-based server with BitLocker. View full review »
Blanca Flores
Desk Top Operation Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
I think there is some room for improvement for end users and technical staff. They are the ones required to support the computers, learn how the solution functions and to troubleshoot. For now, they have to wing it most of the time and it could be better. For additional features, I'd like to see something more manageable by our agency. We had a portal where we could manage these. I know there are products out there that have portals where you can actually manage the BitLocker and that would be much better. If we lose a computer now it's unclear whether Absolute Computrace can find it if it's been encrypted. We have some issues with Microsoft about that. View full review »
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reviewer1287888
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
For our company's needs, the solution works very well. From a retail standpoint, in terms of Microsoft licensing, you need to purchase an enterprise-level version of the licensing tool to get the level of manageability that's needed. However, this is only offered to very large enterprises. The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc. The solution should recreate the key when Windows is upgraded to a newer version. View full review »
Kevin Coakley
Director at Pathfinder
The visualization could be better. I don't have any complaints about the usability of the stability of it and he licensing is quite reasonable actually. View full review »
Usman Rasool
Department Head Data Center and Branch Netwrok at MIB
The price of this solution should be more competitive. The first level of technical support needs to be improved. View full review »
Yeshwanth Bm
Senior System Manager at Teganalytics
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. View full review »
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. View full review »
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