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Microsoft BitLocker Pros

JS
Information Security Manager at a renewables & environment company with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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ManojNair2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder/Director at Augesys Solutions Pvt Ltd
Feature-wise we have the ability to encrypt fast.
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SW
Manager - ICT at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
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Buyer's Guide
Microsoft BitLocker
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft BitLocker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
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JM
ICT operations and security manager
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.
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AP
Director, Cryptographic Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The hard drive encryption is very good.
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Jeison Bonilla - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber ​​Security Administrator at BAC Credomatic
The initial setup is very simple.
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VM
Product Manager at Axoft Ukraine
The most valuable feature of this solution is the protection and ease of use.
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AS
System Administration Specialist at Alatau Innovations
Technical support is excellent.
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JH
Chief Information Security Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
BitLocker is completely stable.
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KD
I.T. Director & CISO at Maple Reinders
As a Microsoft shop, we find this product easy to use.
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Microsoft BitLocker Cons

JS
Information Security Manager at a renewables & environment company with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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ManojNair2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder/Director at Augesys Solutions Pvt Ltd
The reporting in Microsoft is very minimal.
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SW
Manager - ICT at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
At the end of it all, we are looking for something that can be easier to manage.
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Buyer's Guide
Microsoft BitLocker
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft BitLocker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
JM
ICT operations and security manager
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.
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AP
Director, Cryptographic Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It's possible that the time it takes to pull items in to BitLocker could be reduced a bit.
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Jeison Bonilla - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber ​​Security Administrator at BAC Credomatic
Technical support has not been very good.
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VM
Product Manager at Axoft Ukraine
Some of the technical internal functions, such as encryption protocols or something similar, could be improved.
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AS
System Administration Specialist at Alatau Innovations
The initial setup is complex.
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JH
Chief Information Security Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is not good for cross-compatibility, so our Mac users are not able to use it.
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KD
I.T. Director & CISO at Maple Reinders
The pricing should be improved.
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Buyer's Guide
Microsoft BitLocker
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft BitLocker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.