Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection. BitLocker consists of agent initialization, robust disk encryption algorithms, and does a good job with reporting on compliance. BitLocker will give you peace of mind by keeping your data safe - especially if employees lose their laptops, or if laptops are stolen - providing you with confidence that no data will be compromised. I like that BitLocker allows you to encrypt removable media as well. However, the encryption key management feature could be improved, and so could its OS compatibility and console management. Some other things I dislike about it are that oftentimes encryption fails to resume after it has been suspended, sometimes it can be time-consuming to encrypt a disk, and encrypting secondary drives can be tricky, to say the least.
McAfee Complete Data Protection, on the other hand, offers a lot more protection. First of all, it encrypts your computer for you so you don’t have to. It scans emails to make sure there are no harmful attachments, it allows you to complete virus scans, filters harmful websites, and it will also proactively stop a download if it is unsafe. Although some might find its attempts to block things to be irritating, it is still an excellent product for all the features it provides without being intrusive. Sometimes the program can skew the formatting of some webpages, though, and drive encryption can be a bit slow to load at times. What I like most about it is that it gives you the status of all programs that you have running.
Even though BitLocker helps keep files encrypted and adds an extra layer of security, I think it is worth considering McAfee as a better and more suitable option since it offers an all-in-one protection tool and is extremely user-friendly.
Which is better and why?
Hi, we're planning to replace PGP with Microsoft BitLocker for our endpoints. What aspects should we take into consideration during this move?