2019-05-15T05:16:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft BitLocker?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Microsoft BitLocker, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because the frontend could still be a little easier to use. There's still a level of effort in creating things. It could be easier. I would recommend it. From what I have seen, the setup is really easy and the ability to get up to speed is really quick. I would recommend it as being a really good tool if you are a Microsoft user.

2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend BitLocker only because of the economic side, not the technical side. If the features were included in the already existing licenses I would use it. If not, I would recommend other products. I would recommend Webroot because it's easier to maintain and report. I would rate BitLocker a five out of ten. BitLocker is more for big customers with everything in one console.

2020-04-05T09:13:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The suitability of this solution depends on the feature requirements of the organization and what they are looking for. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-03-16T06:56:11Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I think it's important to involve the technical team when selecting a product and testing it out, rather than having the upper management make the decisions regarding which products to purchase. It's also important to get upfront support, technical support and maintenance, and maybe somehow get a portal where they can manage it themselves rather than it just kind of existing. I would rate this product an eight out of 10. It does what it's supposed to do and it's just the troubleshooting that's a problem.

2020-03-16T06:56:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just a Microsoft customer. We don't have any specific relationship with the company. Due to security concerns and company policy, we only ever use on-premises solutions. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-03-09T08:07:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have no infrastructure. Everything we have, our entire infrastructure, has moved and it's in the Microsoft Azure cloud. This solution does everything that we need it to do. It is very convenient and it fits into our strategy of having everything in a homogeneous Microsoft Cloud. It is difficult to rate anything a ten as there may be future bugs or features that may be introduced, or if someone can discover how to hack it. At this time, we feel very safe and very covered with the encryption levels that we have with BitLocker. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-02-16T08:27:33Z
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Top 10Real User

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 other solutions in the market that equal or are much stronger than Microsoft. I would give this solution an eight out of ten. In order to make it 9 or 10, I think that Microsoft would need to work on the desktop optimization deck that is coming with Microsoft to make the deployment much easier than what it is right now. Deployment is okay. As a partner, we can work on it without any issues, but some customers face issues deploying it by themselves because of the difficulty of understanding all of the requirements. The solution is very good and it is manageable for partners, because of their technical value or technical effort. For the level one customer help desk or administrator, however, it's not as easy. They should work on this part and make the deployment much easier.

2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 on-premises. The internet connection fees here are expensive, so many people prefer to deploy on-site. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to have a good idea of what they want to do, prepare for it, and go for it. It is not really complex, yet it is a very rich solution to deploy. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Microsoft BitLocker is that it can help a lot of people, but it is not very well known. People need to be familiarized with this solution through discussion. Engaging customers and proposing it to them will really help with the security of IT infrastructure in an enterprise. You can secure all of your data, the transfer of your data, and even USB keys. This may not be the best solution, but it is easy to deploy and easy to grow. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-11-28T11:33:00Z
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I would rate this product a five out of ten.

2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
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