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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 7. Implementing BitLocker Drive Encryption to Improve Data Privacy

Introduction to BitLocker Drive Encryption

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a new hardware-enhanced feature in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system that provides offline data protection for computers. Available in only the Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008, BitLocker provides an extra layer of protection for the operating systems and data stores on the operating system drive volume. BitLocker makes sure that data is protected against offline attacks made by disabling and/or circumventing the operating system or by physically removing the drive from the system to attack the data separately. Large or small enterprises will ...

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