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What are the benefits of encrypting users machine on a domain?

By Gomab14 ·
I was recently presented the question "Can we (My Company) add some sort of encryption software to the users desktop. I am highly against this, because I feel like it will present a bigger problem down the road. Does any one agree with me?

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by IC-IT In reply to What are the benefits of ...

It can be a pain in the butt.
There is little to no reason to encrypt a desktop as long as a few other security measures are in place.

What is their motivation for encryption?

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Actually, what are you really asking?

by seanferd In reply to What are the benefits of ...

encrypting users machine
add encryption software to the user's desktop

Encryption of what, or encryption software for what?

You mean encrypting hard drives, either entirely, or just some data, or all user data? Email encryption software? Encryption software the users interact with?

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I'm thinking

by santeewelding In reply to What are the benefits of ...

The company is, The Company.

"You know what I'll have to do if you know."

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Can't see why you'd do an entire desktop

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to What are the benefits of ...

A laptop definitely.

Drive encryption is the quick way to go. we use Macaffees version on our laptops, seems to work fairly well.

Not sure why you think it's some huge problem, admins can have a key, if it's a local copy of a communal resource, then it will be encrypted there or not. If it's critical resource and it only exists on someone's desktop, then you've got far bigger issues....

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