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Windows 7 Thread, Full Disk Encryption in Technical; I was recommended Bitlocker for Windows 7, not used it myself but good reviews. I have used McAfee Endpoint Encryption ...
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    I was recommended Bitlocker for Windows 7, not used it myself but good reviews.

    I have used McAfee Endpoint Encryption (was Safeboot), once setup its quite a good product, have also used the Sophos one thats good too but would personally go down the TrueCrypt route if it was for a handful of laptops.

    Sophos and Safeboot both integrate with AD.

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    Sophos do an encryption program which will allow a laptop disc to be encrypted. We have used it on XP only, not tried it on Windows 7.

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    We use Sophos Safeguard as its in the security suite and integrated into the console.
    Works well on XP and 7.

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    Sophos usb encryption will encrypt any removable storage inserted. Correct? If not is there a policy to allow only read only access for non-encrypted storage?

    I've found that the performance hit with TrueCrypt is larger than expected on a new dual core laptop. Windows experience index is unaffected however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    +1 for the same reasons. Plus these...

    1. The recovery keys are stored safely in Active Directory.
    2. MDT and SCCM can automate the initial encryption of the drive.
    3. You can access the files on an encrypted drive in Windows PE (after you have supplied the recovery password). Good if you can't boot into Windows 7 or 8 and need to get the data off the drive.
    4. Windows 8 can encrypt just the space occupied with data which saves a lot of time with large HDDs. Both TrueCrypt and Windows 7 have to encrypt everything (even the empty space).
    5. eDrive support in Windows 8 means you can encrypt drives in a few seconds. Hard drives that have built-in hardware-based encryption are also supported (there should be less of a performance hit with these).
    6. Bitlocker To Go seems simpler for staff to understand compared to TrueCrypt and doesn't required any additional software to be installed.
    7. Can be controlled through Group Policy.

    I agree, BitLocker here (Windows 7). SCCM Task Seq turns it on and backs up Recovery Key to AD. BLTG for USB pens also with Recovery Key backup to AD.

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