Encryption Providers


AlertSec offers a FREE and easy way to encrypt your computer. 

A Compliance Certificate provides a proof of encryption for HIPAA audits or in case your computer is stolen. Lost or stolen computers can be remotely locked down. 

Installation does NOT require a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip that often is required. 24/7 telephone support is also available. Deployment and management is done online.

Pros
  • Proof of Encryption
  • Remote PC lockdown
  • No TPM Chip required
  • No IT experience needed
  • Excellent 24/7 Support
  • Certified Software
  • Web based admin
Cons
  • No support for Linux or Mac.
  • English only

To AlertSec website


“FileVault” is Apple’s term for disk encryption. It has been around in its current version since OS X 10.7 “Lion” shipped in 2011. When you first set up a new Mac, the initial setup process will ask you if you want to turn on FileVault. By default, it will activate. 

Pros
  • Free
  • Easy to install
  • Minimal impact
Cons
  • Mac only
  • If you lose your password, there is no helpdesk
  • No encryption for USB sticks
  • No data recovery in case of hardware failure

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Check Point offers full disk encryption as a security “blade”.

The Full Disk Encryption Software Blade is centrally managed by Check Point’s Endpoint Policy Management Server, enabling central policy administration, enforcement and logging from a single console.
Remote Password Change and One-Time Login remote help options are available for users who may have forgotten their passwords or lost access tokens. Web-based remote help options are available.

Pros
  • Simple add-on to the Checkpoint management platform
  • Powerful management
  • Common Criteria EAL4 & FIPS 140-2 certifications
  • Windows and Mac
  • Global reach
Cons
  • Setup requires own IT department
  • Not for smaller deployments

To CheckPoint website


Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) is the native encryption system that is supplied with the Ultimate, Enterprise and Pro versions of Microsoft’s Windows, and is aiming at the enterprise market that has a controlled environment. 

MBAM enforces the BitLocker encryption policy options, monitors the compliance of client computers with those policies and reports on the encryption status of enterprise and individuals’ computers.

Pros
  • Free in Pro and Enterprise versions of Windows 10
  • World wide reach
  • Certified Software
Cons
  • No support for Mac or Linux
  • Not available for Windows 7 
  • No encryption support 
  • No data recovery helpdesk in case of hardware failure

To Microsoft website


McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection—Business helps you stay secure and nimble. It provides a collaborative security framework to reduce the complexity of endpoint security environments.

McAfee products to be integrated with a single console provides relief for IT teams who are burdened with multiple solutions to more easily view, respond to, and manage the threat defense lifecycle.

Pros
  • World wide reach
  • Supports Windows and Mac
  • Certified Software
Cons
  • Requires an SQL database server installation
  • No support for Linux

To McAfee website


Sophos SafeGuard Encryption can be deployed onto endpoints centrally without any end user involvement.
SOPHOS does not have their own encryption, but the console provides management for enterprise devices encrypted with Microsoft’s BitLocker, Apple’s FileVault 2 and Opal self-encrypting drives.

This includes encryption status and reporting and auditing to ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.

Pros
  • World wide reach
  • Supports Windows and Mac
  • Certified Software
Cons
  • Requires an SQL database server installation
  • No support for Linux

To SOPHOS website


Symantec Endpoint Encryption software is now part of Broadcom. It is deployed and managed centrally from a single console, offering full disk encryption for Windows and Mac.
As well as managing its own endpoint encryption, the console can also be used to manage systems encrypted with Microsoft BitLocker and Apple FileVault, as well as Opal-compliant self-encrypting drives.
The full disk encryption solution offers automated policy controls and compliance-based reporting. It can be integrated with Symantec Data Loss Prevention for additional security and consistency.

Pros
  • World wide reach
  • Supports Windows and Mac
  • Certified Software
Cons
  • Requires an SQL database server installation
  • No support for Linux

To Broadcom website


SecureDoc Enterprise is installed on one centralized enterprise server. This includes policies, key management and recovery, password rules and the management of encryption.
Administrators can also manage encrypted systems from a web console.

WinMagic uses their own full disk encryption for PC, Mac or Linux, as well as native Windows BitLocker, Macs FileVault 2, and hardware-based encryption with SEDs.

Pros
  • World wide reach
  • Supports Windows and Mac
  • Certified Software
  • Support for Linux
Cons
  • Requires an SQL database server installation

To WinMagic website