BitLocker Drive Encryption

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full disk encryption feature with pre-boot authentication included with Microsoft's Windows operating systems. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for boot and data volumes. For Windows 8 and later, BitLocker Drive Encryption must be used for full disk encryption instead of SafeGuard Full Disk Encryption.

SafeGuard Enterprise can manage BitLocker encryption on a computer. BitLocker encryption can be activated and the management of drives already encrypted with BitLocker can be taken over.

During installation on the endpoint and the first reboot, SafeGuard Enterprise determines whether the hardware meets the requirements for BitLocker with SafeGuard Challenge/Response. If not, SafeGuard Enterprise BitLocker management is run without Challenge/Response. In this case the BitLocker recovery key can be retrieved using the SafeGuard Management Center.