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We performed a comparison between Digital Guardian and Microsoft BitLocker based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Endpoint Encryption solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Digital Guardian vs. Microsoft BitLocker report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"It has been scalable.""It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability."

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"I liked the way it works with our Microsoft tools. As we roll out Intune, we can validate if the device has been encrypted, and if not, we can push it down. It is pretty simple to deploy.""Technical support is excellent.""You can do a silent remote deployment very fast.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the protection and ease of use.""As a Microsoft shop, we find this product easy to use.""Being able to encrypt an entire hard disk has been most valuable.""It is free and native to the OS. We don't have to worry about upgrades or maintaining the product. You encrypt the disk, and you save the recovery key. That's it. The person puts their password in, and after that, it is up to them. If they forget their password, they have to bring it in to get it unlocked.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward."

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"There are a lot of issues with the current version of the Endpoint agent. It's not stable, it's resource-consuming, and there are some performance issues. If they could improve the stability of the agent it would be great.""The initial setup is a bit more complex than other solutions."

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"It's possible that the time it takes to pull items in to BitLocker could be reduced a bit.""The biggest one for us is revoking access. So, even though someone downloads something to a device, we want the ability to cloak that device or data and bring it back or make that data unusable for that person. Currently, BitLocker doesn't give us that ability. It basically encrypts it. We're seeing if identity management or IAM allows us to do that. We're kind of looking at third-party software that does that for us.""The solution could be improved if it was more user friendly.""The pricing should be improved.""The initial setup is complex.""User profiles can be improved so that people can create their own passwords. It has one password per machine, which is a problem. We would prefer each user to have his or her own boot password. Each user can have a username and password or biometrics, such as fingerprints and iris scanner, integrated into the boot process, but I really can't see that coming anytime soon, if ever.""The console GUI could be better.""The solution could improve by having a centralized GUI for management."

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  • "BitLocker is included in our license and doesn't cost us anything extra."
  • "It is free. It is enabled as part of the operating system. Once you have an operating system license, you're licensed for Bitlocker."
  • "I don't know the costs. In terms of Microsoft licensing, we are at E3 on the business, and we're in the process of pricing out and moving to E5. So, a lot of this is included within our licensing agreements."
  • "Microsoft BitLocker is a free feature when you are using Microsoft solutions."
  • "For reasons unknown, Microsoft products seem to be getting more expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The feature we call desktop recording is the most valuable aspect of the solution. Not only can we collect data from the user's usage, but we also capture his screenshots when he is trying to steal… more »
    Top Answer:For the price in the market, it is a little bit higher than Symantec and Forcepoint. However, I believe, especially in the manufacturing industry, it is the only solution that makes sense for them. If… more »
    Top Answer:We're a distributor of the solution. I personally handle pre-sales. Some web upload actions need to be improved due to the fact that DG is a very strong technology on the endpoint. For the network DLP… more »
    Top Answer:Beware to make backup of useful data, then use reverse decryption policy from Symantec panel/McAfee ePO to decrypt the DE partitions while it is sometimes more straightforward and faster to reinstall… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and it successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
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    Also Known As
    BitLocker, MS BitLocker
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    Digital Guardian Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) protects sensitive data on all your endpoints. It protects intellectual property and personal information. An endpoint agent that captures and records all system, user and data events on or off the network. It has a granular control of all data movement that can be configured to automatically block, justify or encrypt sensitive data in or attached to email, files moved to removable drives, cloud storage, or web - malware and malware-free - before sensitive data is lost. It has a built-in advanced data classification that creates and modifies classification and usage policies through content inspection, context-awareness and user classification. It provides design policies with controls that won't block actions that comply with corporate policy so employees remain productive while the data stays safe.

    BitLocker is a full disk encryption solution that protects your data from theft, hacking, and loss. BitLocker achieves this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your operating system and all your data. BitLocker can work on all operating systems, drives, or devices, including portable storage devices.

    After BitLocker completes the data encryption, it generates a recovery key. Only those with the correct encryption key will be able to decrypt and access the encrypted files and information. Attempts to access secured data on premises or over the network will be met with either authentication prompts or error messages saying the data cannot be accessed.

    BitLocker provides its users with peace of mind by improving security and reducing risks of critical data loss and intrusions.

    Benefits of Microsoft BitLocker

    • Comprehensive data protection: BitLocker encryption provides increased security for data throughout its lifecycle, which starts with the creation and storage of the data and ends with its removal. Encryption prevents important data from being accidentally revealed or stolen. When data is encrypted, stealing data is more difficult, and hackers are often discouraged from instigating a cyberattack.

    • BitLocker is free with Microsoft Windows: Microsoft BitLocker is free to use and very easy to set up.

    • Good performance: BitLocker does not make the computer slow down or freeze when in use. You are free to work on other processes with BitLocker running in the background. BitLocker’s interface is very intuitive and the process of encrypting and decrypting data is straightforward and fast.

    • Prevent unauthorized data modification: BitLocker helps to keep your computing environment safe from any unauthorized changes. BitLocker regularly inspects your boot settings every time your PC is turned on. When BitLocker notices that modifications have been made to your boot environment, it forces the PC to enter recovery mode.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft BitLocker stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its powerful encryption capabilities and its user-friendly user interface.

    An ICT operations and security manager notes, “It is free and native to the OS. We don't have to worry about upgrades or maintaining the product. You encrypt the disk, and you save the recovery key. That's it. The person puts their password in, and after that, it is up to them. If they forget their password, they have to bring it in to get it unlocked.”

    Kevin C., a director at Pathfinder, writes, “Theease of use is the most valuable feature. The ability to import data to build your frontend on top of the data is very simple and very useable.”

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    Sample Customers
    The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
    ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Renewables & Environment Company13%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Digital Guardian vs. Microsoft BitLocker
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Microsoft BitLocker and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Digital Guardian is ranked 6th in Endpoint Encryption with 2 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 13 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 6.6, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "Reliable, easy to expand, and has nice data security features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Brings us in compliance, works with our Microsoft tools, and is pretty simple to deploy". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Carbon Black CB Defense, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and SentinelOne, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with ESET Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Boxcryptor. See our Digital Guardian vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.

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