"The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted."
"The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform."
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward."
"There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful."
"We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good."
"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."
"BitLocker is completely stable."
"It's a straightforward solution for encryption."
"We have been very satisfied with the solution's security capabilities."
"The solution is easy to use."
"The installation process is pretty straightforward."
"You get updates and other encrypted files easily."
"In general terms, it is working properly and according to our expectations. The comfort of feeling secure is the most valuable. Some customers had certain fears about changing the product because no one wants to lose any kind of information or to have some problems or inconsistencies while migrating from one product to another."
"The solution is pretty stable."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of use."
"The solution is great for large-scale deployments."
"I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy."
"The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc."
"It is not good for cross-compatibility, so our Mac users are not able to use it."
"I would recommend BitLocker only because of the economic side, not the technical side. If the features were included in the already existing licenses I would use it. If not, I would recommend other products."
"At the end of it all, we are looking for something that can be easier to manage."
"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."
"Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing."
"It's possible that the time it takes to pull items in to BitLocker could be reduced a bit."
"Its decryption time needs to be improved. Currently, its decryption time is very long, and it takes double time than encryption. They need to work on that. Its encryption time is fine."
"From an administration point of view, maybe it would be ideal to have it centrally managed."
"They have too high of a price tag. That's why they're losing the market share."
"The solution does slow down the device a little bit, once it's installed."
"More features need to be included in the encryption software."
"What I didn't find helpful in the version we used is the fact that all devices had to be on the same network for us to push through the encryption."
"The initial setup is a bit complex."
"The security could be improved."
BitLocker is Microsoft's full disk encryption solution, which protects all of your data from theft, hacking or loss. BitLocker does this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your Windows operating system and all your data.
BitLocker is available for all devices, including portable storage devices (such as external hard drives and USB flash drives). These portable devices are supported by a feature called BitLocker To Go, which is included in Windows 7 and 8, and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. In Windows XP, encrypted devices can be read, but not written to, using the BitLocker To Go Reader program.
Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 12 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 11 reviews. Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.2, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.8. 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, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Stable, secure, and works as per our expectations". Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Vormetric Data Security Platform, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint and Sophos SafeGuard. See our Microsoft BitLocker vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.
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