Microsoft's BitLocker Drive Encryption is a widely accepted data security measure adopted by many organisations operating in Windows environments. BitLocker addresses the threats of data theft, however it does have its limitations for businesses running multiple devices across various operating systems - which is common in the modern day.
With Managed Encryption BitLocker Enhancement, organisations can improve their existing BitLocker deployment with a centrally managed solution along with a number of value added features.
Does Microsoft BitLocker alone offer good enough protection?
The short answer is ‘no’. BitLocker is a great solution; delivering fast, integrated encryption protection for Windows environments. But as we mentioned earlier, BitLocker only covers Windows devices and also requires tools to enforce and prove compliance in the case of device loss or theft. Plus, it’s costly to manage and uses complex PINS which get in the way of user productivity and workflows.
Your enterprise doesn’t operate on only one platform or restrict data access to corporately owned devices. So relying solely on the native encryption protection offered by BitLocker will leave you with significant security and compliance gaps.
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Close compliance gaps, once and for all.
One of the main reasons why businesses deploy encryption is compliance – it’s true! It’s the number one driver for new installations and with GDPR now live, it continues to be a top IT concern. Because BitLocker doesn’t come with centralised management, visibility and control, you can’t use it to prove encryption protection, in the way regulators require. Furthermore, any user with privileged administration rights can tamper with encryption settings and disable BitLocker.
SecureDoc Encryption layered on top of BitLocker can prevent tampering by blocking users from accidentally or maliciously disabling BitLocker protection and also enable detailed, real-time reporting such as historical data and user login activity.