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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.
Darren Chaker
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 access.

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

We did not previously use a different solution.
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Aimee White
Real User
Info Sec Consultant at Size 41 Digital
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 a…

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