Microsoft brings disk encryption to servers

Thursday, 25 May 2006, 11:13 AM EST

Microsoft is incorporating its Bitlocker encryption technology into the forthcoming version of its server operating system codenamed Windows Longhorn Server.

Bitlocker is scheduled to be part of Windows Vista where it will offer to encrypt the contents of a laptop's hard drive, preventing data theft or loss if a system is lost. The technology uses a USB memory key, Active Directory or the industry standard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 security chip to store encryption keys.

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