HDD Encryption solutions help

Kromletch

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Hello,

I am looking for a HDD encryption tool that will allow me to encrypt a drive for the user, then all they have to do is type in a password to "completely" decrypt it.

As soon as they have to open control panel or do something with an application I know I will be getting a call.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated

Thank you
 

BadBoyGreek

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There are a number of encrypted USB drives you can buy, Ironkey being one of them as below here:

http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/

Encrypted USB drives are quite expensive though. To keep things simple and costs down, I believe you could also just encrypt a drive with Bitlocker and give the drive to the user with the Bitlocker key to decrypt.
 

RonRave

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Bitlocker in Windows 8 or 10 is pretty simple. They may have to right-click on the drive and hit unlock but no advanced menus or anything of that nature.
 

USAFRet

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What OS?
What is the purpose of the encryption?
 

Kromletch

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Just to deliver customer data through mail, I believe bit locker only lets the user decrypt the usb temporarily from the prompt, to permanently do it you need to go through a few windows menus if I recall. It would be ideal if I could find one that completely decrypted it through a password the first time.

The customer could be using any os, I will encrypt them through windows 10
 

USAFRet

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What if the recipient is using Linux or Apple?
This will be tricky.
 

Kromletch

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Exactly, Although 95% of the time it would be windows.

A solution that addresses windows first would be the best, I guess apple would be a bonus at this point but not necessary.
 

USAFRet

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Then this would need to be a self contained hardware solution.
The above mentioned IronKey (now owned by Kingston)
http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/encrypted-storage-drives/
 

Kromletch

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Iron Key would be great aside from the large price, I am surprised how short supply free wasy to use encryption software is. Bit locker is looking the best so far, as we cannot afford to distribute ironkeys.
 

USAFRet

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BitLocker shuts out Apple, Linux, and anything less than Win 10/8.1/7 Pro/Enterprise/Ultimate.


"Requirements for BitLocker Drive Encryption
The hardware and software requirements for BitLocker are:
A computer running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows Server 2008 R2. "

BitLocker on Windows 10 Home edition
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10/bitlocker-on-windows-10-home-edition/4fd2eecd-2931-4709-ad4e-85bbf3e241f0


How to use BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows 10
BitLocker Drive Encryption is available only on Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.
 

Kromletch

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What do you guys think of using 7zip/Winzip to password protect the files. I believe 7zip does better compression but as far as security are they equal?

I would like to think that more users will be able to unpackage a .zip than a .7z file
 
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