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We performed a comparison between Microsoft BitLocker and WinMagic SecureDoc 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 Microsoft BitLocker vs. WinMagic SecureDoc report (Updated: October 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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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    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 »
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    Also Known As
    BitLocker, MS BitLocker
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    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.”

    SecureDoc is used by some of the world's largest organizations. By simplifying data security we can help save time and reduce costs associated with security management. At the end of the day, we make data security easy.
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    Sample Customers
    ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
    NEC Group,Export Development Canada, SecureDoc University of Guelph, Swiss Bank, Suva (Swiss Accident Insurance), Money Partners (UK), Children's Hospital of Denver, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Arch Chemicals
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Renewables & Environment Company13%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 14 reviews while WinMagic SecureDoc is ranked 13th in Endpoint Encryption. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 8.2, while WinMagic SecureDoc is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Brings us in compliance, works with our Microsoft tools, and is pretty simple to deploy". On the other hand, 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 WinMagic SecureDoc is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade and ESET Endpoint Encryption.

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