As previously mentioned, yesterday, we released the latest version of SecureDoc and among key enhancements SecureDoc can now manage BitLocker-enabled environments. For Microsoft IT pros, this means that you can deploy BitLocker and encrypt data at rest in a more secure way than the alternatives without creating headaches for you or your users.
Here are three reasons why SecureDoc is the ideal solution for managing BitLocker:
First: Cuts time without compromising security
SecureDoc’s PBConnex feature allows for the management of encrypted laptops or desktops without end users realizing those machines are encrypted, because the pain associated with encryption is removed. PBConnex allows for pre-boot network authentication – authenticating the users via the local network. This also enables IT managers to reset users’ passwords and make Active Directory role assignments without needing to visit each machine, and without users completing complicated password-challenge-response queries. This saves a dramatic amount of IT time without sacrificing the security of the machines.
Second: Strong user and multi-factor authentication
SecureDoc provides better control and security for BitLocker through the enablement of strong user authentication and multi-factor authentication. Administrators can leverage existing network log-in credentials (instead of only a PIN) in addition to multi-factor authentication with smart cards or other tokens to lock down system access and guarantee high-level security of devices. This multi-factor authentication approach is critical for many government institutions and organizations with high security requirements.
Third: Hybrid environments are welcome
SecureDoc recognizes that IT pros are taming encryption challenges across hybrid environments that include a combination of hardware and software encryption. Companies can deploy SecureDoc to manage encryption across a number of devices running various operating systems. WinMagic provides a single pane to manage SecureDoc on laptops, the native encryption settings on Android and iOS devices, self-encrypting hard drives and BitLocker on desktops.
We also recently published a white paper outlining why SecureDoc is the best way to manage BitLocker, including detail on how SecureDoc saves money and makes lives easier for IT pros and end users.