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BitLocker Drive Encryption

June 19th, 2006

This paper provides a brief technical overview of BitLocker Drive Encryption, a new data-protection feature in Windows Vista. It offers insight into the feature´s life cycle for advanced users and IT administrators who want to learn what BitLocker is and how it addresses a growing data protection issue: the unwanted disclosure of confidential information such as through physical loss or theft of a computer.

Microsoft® BitLocker™ Drive Encryption is a data-protection feature that will be available in Microsoft Windows Vista™ Enterprise and Ultimate for client computers and in Microsoft Windows Server™ code name “Longhorn.” BitLocker is the Microsoft response to a frequent customer request to address the very real threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned PC hardware with a tightly integrated solution in the Microsoft Windows® operating system.Read Full Story

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