BitLocker shouldn’t be a Pro feature PP

Here’s something that’s been bugging me for a while. To protect Macs from data loss, macOS has FileVault; A whole disk encryption (WDE) feature. Most variants of Linux and UNIX offer disk encryption during the installation process of the operating system. Apple’s iOS devices encrypt by default. Many, many Android devices either come encrypted out of the box, or can be made to encrypt their data via the device’s settings.

So why is it that Microsoft still restricts BitLocker, only providing it as part of their Professional and Business offerings of Windows? There’s so much to love about Microsoft’s recent efforts, what with the continual enhancement of Windows 10, their cross platform strategy and further movement into hardware devices, but keeping BitLocker away from the masses is really bad form in 2018.

10 August, 2018