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  • Question

  • The website discussions bit locker that can be setup on windows phone, however I have 3 windows phone and none of them have this capability. When I called in they stated the capabilities does not exist. however the store in deleware stated it is available.

    Is there a pilot program for small companies to participate that have security engineers on the team, I would love to go with all microsoft products based on the easy integration; but this is a potential show stopper for full integration.

    Thanks

    Monday, December 30, 2013 10:12 PM

Answers

  • The answer is yes and no, yes bitlocker can be enabled on a Windows Phone 8 device, no you can't just flip a switch and turn it on.

    Bitlocker encryption can be enabled in 2 ways, either through the Exchange ActiveSync policy RequireDeviceEncryption or through a device management policy through a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. Microsoft's MDM is called Intune.

    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 4:50 PM
    Moderator

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  • The answer is yes and no, yes bitlocker can be enabled on a Windows Phone 8 device, no you can't just flip a switch and turn it on.

    Bitlocker encryption can be enabled in 2 ways, either through the Exchange ActiveSync policy RequireDeviceEncryption or through a device management policy through a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. Microsoft's MDM is called Intune.

    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 4:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Is there any plan to enable device encryption without management?  Other mobile OS versions enable encryption as soon as you specifiy a PIN.

    Thanks.


    • Edited by CoP DS Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:38 PM
    Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:37 PM
  • >Is there any plan to enable device encryption without management?
    Microsoft has decided that the way to avoid cooperating with requests to decrypt a phone is to not allow encryption in the first place.  IOW, if you are a small company or an individual user and want an encrypted phone you will have to leave Microsoft.

    http://www.saberman.com

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 7:31 AM