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McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Microsoft BitLocker
March 2020
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"This solution has a rich set of policies.""The overall features of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention are very good.""Enables customization of file types and for different scenarios.""The solution is stable.""Offers some good protection features.""What I like about McAfee Total Protection is that it's working. I also like that it doesn't require any specific knowledge to set up.""The interface showcases threat incidents very well.""The pricing of the product is excellent. It's very affordable."

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"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""The hard drive encryption is very good.""The initial setup is very simple.""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.""You can do a silent remote deployment very fast.""It's a straightforward solution for encryption.""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."

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Cons
"Integration with other vendors could be improved. For example, with Chrome or Firefox.""Our client is not very happy with the lack of support, the skills, and the effectiveness of the tool.""In my experience, it's not really user-friendly for me, in terms of how I navigate with the ePolicy Orchestrator. They need to upgrade their management console.""The solution takes up too much CPU and memory.""Lacks GDPR regulations to enhance security.""Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times.""The interface can be improved, it's too cluttered.""The licensing cost for McAfee Total Protection could be cheaper, but apart from that, I don't need anything else. The software has what I need."

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"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 pricing should be improved.""The console GUI could be better.""The initial setup is complex.""It is not good for cross-compatibility, so our Mac users are not able to use it.""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.""It's possible that the time it takes to pull items in to BitLocker could be reduced a bit.""At the end of it all, we are looking for something that can be easier to manage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If the client purchases the entire suite of McAfee Endpoint, the license is included."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution."
  • "It's not a cheap option."
  • "I'm paying the license for McAfee Total Protection yearly. It could be cheaper, but it's fine."
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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:Although I don't have too much information on the exact costs of the solution, it's my understanding that the pricing is pretty good.
    Top Answer:We've had issues with the Lower and Upper filter of the device control module. Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times. They could continue to refine their defense on signature… 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
    McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for Data
    BitLocker, MS BitLocker
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    Overview
    McAfee Total Protection for Data solution suite protects your data using a combination of powerful encryption, access control, and user-behavior monitoring.

    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
    Kleberg Bank
    ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
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    Financial Services Firm57%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Security Firm14%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Insurance Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Renewables & Environment Company14%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Microsoft BitLocker
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Microsoft BitLocker and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 5th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 11 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 12 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.4, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Good compliance management but the support is lacking and the effectiveness needs to be improved". 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". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Digital Guardian, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and ESET Safetica, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with ESET Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Oracle Advanced Security. See our McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.

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