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Top 5 Pros and Cons of Microsoft Bit-locker Drive Encryption

February 13, 2015 2 comments

Top 5 Pros and Cons of Microsoft BitLocker Driver Enrcyption

 

PROS :



 

1. FREE FREE FREE No License\CAL Cost.

2. No one can access HD or USB without Recovery Key in event of stolen.

3. No 3rd party intervention\integration required.

4. Integrate with AD for Corporate\Enterprise Environment.

5. Protection from any offline attacks

 

CONS :


 

1. Special TPM chip requires for encryption , but it is available now on most of branded Desktops\Notes like Dell, Lenovo, HP

2. Encrypted drives can not be accessed from non MS OS like Linux, Mac, even like Windows XP.

3.  If Recovery key lost then forget about DATA

4. May not protect your data from network or local attacks when your computer is functioning normally.

5. May degrade slight Disk Performance while Encryption\Decryption.

 

 

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