The Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs provides tested guidance and powerful tools to help you protect your organization's most vulnerable data. The strategies outlined in this Toolkit are easy to understand, and the guidance shows you how to optimize two key encryption technologies already available to you in Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista: the Encrypting File System (EFS) and Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption (BitLocker).
- EFS allows you to protect sensitive files so they can only be accessed by authorized users. EFS is included with Windows XP Professional and with most editions of Windows Vista.
- BitLocker encrypts all data on a system volume to prevent unauthorized users from successfully booting the PC with a different operating system or swapping the drive to a different computer to read the data. BitLocker is included with the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista.
The Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs shows you how to effectively use both EFS and BitLocker across your organization. The Toolkit also provides you with software tools and scripts to help you centrally configure, deploy, and manage encryption settings on all your mobile PCs.