Securing Windows Xp - 7 laptops data against theft / loss
Posted on 2012-09-08
Am in search of a comprehensive solution to protect company's laptops against accidental loss or deliberate theft. As most of the laptops have Windows 7 Ultimate / Enterprise version on them, Bitlocker and EFS deployment comes to mind but doesn't cut a very clean manageable picture. Queries are:
1. Most of the laptops have HDD protection built in these days which can be controlled via BIOS level password. Is this password mechanism subject to hacking via rainbow tables?
2. If I do not have HDD protection password configured, Bitlocker is not AD domain integrated. If the AD or local admin password is compromised, Bitlocker becomes a moot point.
3. Windows 7 EFS seems a bit promising. But is this adequate protection against loss especially is emails are lying in a pst file outside of the EFS protected folder?
Tracking of the lost / stolen laptop is not so much of an issue as to guard against pilferge of information on the disk.