So what is MBAM? MBAM builds on the BitLocker technology in Windows 7 by offering an enterprise solution for BitLocker provisioning, monitoring and key recovery. MBAM will be made available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (also known as MDOP). The goals of the product are to simplify provisioning and deployment of BitLocker, improve compliance reporting on BitLocker status and use, and reduce support costs through better help desk tools and making it easier for an end user to interact with BitLocker.
MBAM will be available to SA customers through the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack at a future date. A Beta version will be available to the public in March 2011. Customers can sign up here to be notified when the beta is available.
Here’s a bit more detail on the benefits of MBAM:
Simplify Provisioning and Deployment
Improve Compliance and Reporting
Reduce Support Costs