Windows 7 and Enforced Data Encryption

April 30, 2009

At Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans we continue our discovery process and review of Windows 7 and how its features and benefits apply to Microsoft business systems.  Administrators can use Group Policy settings to centrally configure BitLocker and BitLocker to Go for removable storage encryption. Some of the configuration options are:
•    Specifying specific requirements for system volumes, non-system volumes, and removable storage
•    Requiring strong passwords, a smart card, or domain user credentials to protect removable storage devices
•    Setting a minimum PIN length for booting from the system volume
•    Specifying the passphrase complexity and length requirements for non-system volumes
•    Configuring how non-system volumes can be recovered
•    Requiring BitLocker encryption for removable storage devices.

With the increased use of flash drives in corporate American, the chance of losing a removable storage device with critical business data that could compromise business integrity is increased.  Without mandatory use of Bit Locker and BitLocker to Go, there is an increased chance of losing sensitive business and personal information.  Thanks to Group Policy settings, enforcement of encrypted data policies is now very easy for network administrators.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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