Authentication and Encryption software for laptops and mobile devices

We have laptops with proprietary data and network information that leave the office daily

Can someone tell me what is a good software to use to provide additional security to the laptops

Looking for additional authentication other then just the Windows logon
I would like the files\data on the laptop encrypted
syarmushAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
McKnifeCommented:
Can we assume those devices run windows? Then why not use the built-in bitlocker if you run win8,x or win10, it is even available in the professional edition.
3
 
masnrockCommented:
As McKnife mentioned, Bitlocker should be fine. Macs, you have FileVault.
0
 
syarmushAuthor Commented:
we have a mix of  Windows 7 pro and 10. I would like the same solution for all since Bitlocker does not work with 7 Pro
I was looking for a Pre-Boot Authentication  type software
0
Network Scalability - Handle Complex Environments

Monitor your entire network from a single platform. Free 30 Day Trial Now!

 
masnrockCommented:
Then it becomes a question of what your roadmap is. If you're planning to migrate those Windows 7 systems to Windows 10, then Bitlocker could be your long term answer.

You have a number of choices such as Symantec Endpoint Encryption or McAfee (which happens to be what my employer utilizes presently for Windows 7 systems -- phasing it out as systems get switched to Windows 10, in which case we use Bitlocker)
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
 
McKnifeCommented:
If 7 should stay 7 for a while, upgrade them to 7 ultimate which has bitlocker. That is cheaper than adopting a 3rd party solution and you have only one solution. Upgrading to 7 Ultimate will keep apps, files and settings in place.
0
 
syarmushAuthor Commented:
had to use a 3rd party solution
0
 
McKnifeCommented:
May I ask why you "had to"? You could have used bitlocker, it would have been the cheapest option to upgrade your windows to a version with bitlocker.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.