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Vista BitLocker

Among the security enhancements in Vista is BitLocker, Microsofts implementation of full-disk encryption for protecting system files and data. But every plus has a minus, and Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald lays them bare for us—pro and con.

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Vista BitLocker - PRO

The benefits of deploying Windows Vista BitLocker.

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Vista BitLocker

If you subscribe to SA for the Windows OS, its free.

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Vista BitLocker

Tight integration with Microsoft GPOs and Active Directory.

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Vista BitLocker

Cool TPM-based Static Root of Trust to prevent tampering.

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Vista BitLocker

Optional diffuser algorithm.

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Minimal overhead, little end-user involvement.

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Vista BitLocker - CON

The negatives of deploying Windows Vista BitLocker.

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Only available to SA subscribers or with Ultimate.

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Requires 1.5GB boot partition.

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Single volume only.

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Doesnt support USB drives.

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No CryptoAPI support.

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By license restriction, BitLocker cannot be used where OS virtualization software is installed.

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