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Data on a lost or stolen Windows device is vulnerable to unauthorized access. Even if the computer is secured with a strong password, data may still be lost by other means. BitLocker drive encryption assures that only those with the required encryption key can decrypt and access your files and data.
A Trusted Platform Module chip, or TPM (version- 1.2 or later), is the most significant hardware element necessary to support BitLocker drive encryption. However, BitLocker can also be activated in devices without TPM version 1.2 or later. For this, the user has to insert an additional USB startup key. But this will be required every time to start the computer.
For installation, it is recommended to Install BitLocker on a machine that has a TPM version 1.2 or 2.0 and a TCG-compliant BIOS. Also, use of startup PIN during encryption is deemed more secure.
In case you forgot your PIN, or if you couldn’t unlock the contents normally, one could still recover it. You have the following choices for restoring drive access:
Finally, about the recommended encryption method. For operating system drive and fixed data drive, XTS-AES algorithm is best recommended. But for removable drives, AES CBC 128 or AES CBC 256 encryption method enable the users to access it on all devices.
Hexnode UEM supports BitLocker for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. Having understood what BitLocker drive encryption does, let’s now see why one should go for it.
BitLocker helps to