"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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
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.”
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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