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"The technical support provided by Dell EMC comes with proactive technical support.""One place where I can give them top level is the tiered administration, whereby you can assign roles to the support team to say, "You would be responsible for changing passwords. You would be responsible for system management and configurations, and you are the major admin of this." They have that on lockdown. The active directory integration is also pretty okay. It is not so bad. It does have normal features that most of the encryption tools have, such as full-disk encryption, volume encryption, and external drive encryption. I am not sure if they do file-level encryption and if DLP is integrated with the encryption product. I would like to assume that these features are there."

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"The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted.""There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful.""The ease 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.""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.""The hard drive encryption is very good.""We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good.""BitLocker is completely stable.""It's a straightforward solution for encryption."

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"It is not working properly for us because of which we had to decrypt all our encryptions. I have not used it much, and based on what I have heard, it is very tough to manage. Managing this system is not as easy as it should be. The central management is awful, and the encryption process is tedious. There are too many issues with even recovering passwords. Its ease of deployment is awful. Their support needs to be improved. It is just my fifth week working with this organization, and since I got here, it has been about, "Oh! We have these issues with Dell, and it is not working properly. It is so hard to work with, and please get on with the support team so we can get this resolved as soon as possible." To get the support on the phone is usually a big problem, and by the time they call you back and tell you it is going to take, for instance, about an hour, we end up spending like four hours, and we don't get anything done. The firm has finally decided that Dell is not going to be the way to go. We are now exploring other encryption products. In terms of new features, it should have cloud tenancy encryption. Everything is moving to the cloud, and it would be cool if the next version of Dell encryption can offer that. Based on my research, it seems that a few solutions can do that right now, particularly the McAfee Complete Protection suites. It would be good if Dell can also move away from on-prem. The solution that we're working with is an on-prem solution. I don't know if it is available in the cloud, but it would be good if they can make it available in the cloud. This probably would also help with the cloud tenancy encryption. Another feature that I would've loved them to have is for the passphrase self-recovery for a user. Such a feature would reduce some bit of burden on the help desk team. Currently, people forget their passphrase every single week, and they have to get to the help desk to reset their password. It would have been pretty cool if a passphrase self-recovery option was available for a user.""Some customers have less security in the solution regarding their data."

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"The people at the first level of support refer you to articles that do not pertain to the problem at hand.""The visualization could be better.""Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing.""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.""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.""It is not good for cross-compatibility, so our Mac users are not able to use it.""The console GUI could be better.""I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy."

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  • "The cost of this solution is bundled in with part of the subscription for the Microsoft Cloud. We have users subscribed to Enterprise E5 and it comes with E5"
  • "The price of this solution should be more competitive."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    One place where I can give them top level is the tiered administration, whereby you can assign roles to the support team to say, "You would be responsible for changing passwords. You would be… more »
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    It is not working properly for us because of which we had to decrypt all our encryptions. I have not used it much, and based on what I have heard, it is very tough to manage. Managing this system is… more »
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    I would rate Dell Encryption Enterprise a seven out of ten. It is not totally bad. It is quite cumbersome to work with, and it is not as simple as it should be. Its backend is a lot to deal with.
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    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 »
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    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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    Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and it successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
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    Also Known As
    BitLocker, MS BitLocker
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    Overview
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    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.

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    ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
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    Insurance Company18%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Renewables & Environment Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Encryption Enterprise vs. Microsoft BitLocker and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell Encryption Enterprise is ranked 11th in Endpoint Encryption with 2 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 12 reviews. Dell Encryption Enterprise is rated 8.0, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Dell Encryption Enterprise writes "It has tiered administration and normal features of an encryption tool, but it is tough to manage and deploy and tedious to use for encryption". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Brings us in compliance, works with our Microsoft tools, and is pretty simple to deploy". Dell Encryption Enterprise is most compared with Vormetric Data Security Platform, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard and Oracle Advanced Security. See our Dell Encryption Enterprise vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.

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