Full Disk Encryption solutions selected for US Government use

Ali, Saqib docbook.xml at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 11:13:55 EDT 2007

> Right -- I was unaware that Windows actually had any real (pre-boot)
> FDE solutions before about the time of BitLocker. But I only
> peripherally have any idea about Windows crypto solutions, so I
> wouldn't be surprised if I'm wrong. Cheers,

Windows have had FDE (with pre-boot) solutions for a  long while. Here
is a list: http://www.full-disk-encryption.net/Full_Disc_Encryption.html

Note: BitLocker is NOT true FDE. It is only volume based encryption.
It has 3 modes. In one of the mode you can store the key on a external
USB device. Only in that mode BitLocker acts as a FDE solution with


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