The Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs is a free Solution Accelerator from Microsoft, and the newest member of a suite of Windows Vista Solution Accelerators. The Toolkit provides tested guidance and powerful tools to help customers protect their organizations’ most vulnerable data—the information residing on their laptops.

The Toolkit’s strategies are easy to understand, and show you how to use two key encryption technologies: BitLocker™ Drive Encryption, which is included with specific versions of Windows Vista, and the Encrypting File System, which is included with Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista. 

The Toolkit, which is free and available on TechNet, has four components: the Executive Overview, Security Analysis, the Planning and Implementation Guide, and the EFS Assistant

Executive Overview

The Executive Overview provides customers with a high-level overview of the Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs to help them understand the business and regulatory risks of losing data on mobile PCs, and how they can use the guidance in this Solution Accelerator to mitigate these risks.

Security Analysis

The Security Analysis discusses in depth a number of unique risks associated with data on mobile PCs, and analyzes how Microsoft's key encryption technologies, EFS and BitLocker, can help customers mitigate those risks.

Planning and Implementation Guide

The Planning and Implementation Guide describes how to plan for, configure, deploy, and operate EFS and BitLocker in a customer’s organization.

EFS Assistant

The EFS Assistant is a free downloadable tool that lets customers centrally control EFS settings on all their mobile PCs (and desktop PCs, too). The EFS Assistant will help customers find all the files on their mobile PCs that need to be encrypted, regardless of where users save them. And the EFS Assistant operates transparently to end users, minimizing training issues or other impacts. 

 

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