Apple OS X and Parallels Windows 7 encryption
Posted on 2011-02-24
I'm testing a new MacBook Pro i7 laptop using Parallels to support Windows 7 Ultimate. I need to encrypt a portion of the system where secured data will be stored. While in Windows 7, I cannot use Bitlocker to secure the C: drive (which I really don't want to do anyway), but I can't secure the virtual drive Windows 7 is running on either.
I looked at File Vault in OS X, but I'm not certain that is a sound alternative. The system warns that SMB file sharing and printer sharing will not work after the encryption.
This seems to be an acceptable solution. I'm not sharing my files or a printer, but is there a better alternative?