We performed a comparison between Microsoft BitLocker and Sophos SafeGuard 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.
"I like the simplicity and ease of use of this solution."
"Technical support is excellent."
"The most valuable feature is the authentication process which is very fast."
"You can do a silent remote deployment very fast."
"Being able to encrypt an entire hard disk has been most valuable."
"The manageability of it is a valuable feature."
"While it helps mitigate unauthorized data access by enhancing file and system protection through encryption, the tool is really enhanced with the combination of other Microsoft Security and Compliance features like data labeling."
"It is an encryption tool and provides security."
"The solution can block a virus attack and prevent it from moving across the system."
"I like that Sophos SafeGuard provides excellent technical support."
"The solution can be easily connected and it is very secure."
"It is seamless and easy to install. We haven't encountered any recent issues."
"SafeGuard's best feature is its stability."
"The advantage of Sophos SafeGuard stems from the fact that it is more secure than other products in the market."
"What I love most about Sophos SafeGuard is its user-friendly interface. My company has another software with a complex user interface versus Sophos SafeGuard, which is extremely easy to use."
"It's easy to use. You have to pay extra for additional, but the basic product is fantastic. It will be a good solution for you, depending on your requirements."
"The solution could be improved if it was more user friendly."
"Technical support has not been very good."
"We recently found some stability issues with Microsoft BitLocker."
"The pricing should be improved."
"The initial setup is complex."
"I often have to make multiple attempts to log in."
"For improvement, as it is now, I do not have any support from anyone. There should be a web interface to manage BitLocker. But for now, all I do is just install a new product on the user's machine and create it. I would like to be able to see everything that is happening, even if it is just through a web interface. I would also like to be able to see how many users are provisioned, which users are using BitLocker, and how to disable or enable it. That's what I would like to see."
"The only thing that could be slightly improved is the occasional stability issue."
"SafeGuard's user interface is ugly and doesn't provide reports, so we have to go into the database and get information from there by creating queries."
"The dashboards lack sufficient information."
"Sophos SafeGuard cannot block or quarantine such viruses. Quarantine is a feature with shortcomings that needs improvement."
"You have to pay extra for some additional features, like data extraction. It would be nice if everything was available in one bundle."
"The solution's ability to integrate with other solutions, such as a DLP, should be addressed."
"Sophos should conduct some seminars to teach people how to use it and also to inform the users about what they should do in case of problems."
"What would make Sophos SafeGuard better than competitors is if its management console also includes firewall management. In the future, I want Sophos SafeGuard to be more scalable."
"An area for improvement in Sophos SafeGuard is the pricing. Pricing should be better when adding a new account or scaling the product."
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.”
Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 26 reviews while Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 5th in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 8.8, while Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Encrypts fast, embedded in the OS, and is reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "Has a user-friendly interface, is easy to use, and has good scalability". Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with ESET Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade, whereas Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, ESET Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection and McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention. See our Microsoft BitLocker vs. Sophos SafeGuard report.
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