Each of your laptops and desktops are literally moving targets and, until they are secure against attack, your business intelligence, reputation and bottom line are at risk. Most experts agree that by encrypting data on endpoints, corporate IT organizations can prevent data loss and demonstrate compliance with data privacy regulations. The question is: Which encryption solution is right for you?
The Challenges of Encryption
In choosing an encryption solution for diverse desktops and laptops, IT organizations have to balance:
- Cost: Total cost of ownership includes acquisition costs together with the costs of deploying and managing encryption across a mixed platform environment.
- Manageability: How difficult is it for the IT organization to manage keys and support encryption across different platforms? Does the solution offer an easy migration path as you replace aging laptops and desktops?
- Enterprise fit/ease of use: Does it work with existing equipment? Will it impede productivity or slow down important applications?
- Compliance: Can you ensure that your data will remain safe and can you easily demonstrate compliance? What kind of auditing and reporting does it provide?