Credant Technologies Credant Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition
Strengths: Full encryption suite with many easy-to-use features.
Weaknesses: None that we found.
Verdict: For its ease of use and robust feature set, we make this one our Best Buy.
SummaryMobile Guardian Enterprise Edition from Credant Technologies offers a complete suite of data protection above and beyond just whole disk encryption. With this product, administrators can deploy data protection - such as requiring data on removable media, as well as mobile devices, to be encrypted with easy-to-manage, over-the-air controls.
The installation of this product is easy. The process consists of setting up the server and installing all the necessary services. The whole sequence is guided by an easy-to-follow wizard and takes just a few minutes. Once the server is set up and some initial configuration is complete, policy can be set and deployed throughout the Active Directory domain.
We found both setup and configuration of this product to be simple and straightforward. Once installed, all management can be done through a well-organized, web-based management interface. Policy can easily and quickly be set up with many options being just a click on a radio button. Mobile Guardian also can plug into many existing pieces of infrastructure, including the ability to interface with Cisco NAC and RSA SecurID, as well as many other authentication methods.
Documentation included PDF installation and configuration guides, as well as a few integrated help files for administration. We found this documentation to be well organized and easy to follow with many step-by-step instructions, configuration examples and screen shots.
Credant includes standard level support in the first year's license. After that, support can be purchased as part of a maintenance agreement. Support offered includes standard, with 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CST phone technical support Monday through Friday, and gold level with 24/7 technical support.
At prices starting at $100 per shield installed and going down to around $30 depending on volume, we find this product to be an excellent value for the money. Mobile Guardian Enterprise offers a lot of easy-to-configure features at an affordable price.