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Windows BitLocker Alternatives for Linux

Windows BitLocker is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Windows BitLocker and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows BitLocker are TrueCrypt, LUKS, AES Crypt and File Lock PEA.

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  1. VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .

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    Almost everyone thinks VeraCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
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    BitLocker is great, but it is a part of the Windows Pro and above, so for Home users VeraCrypt is a super great option + it works on Mac and Linux. Easy to use!

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    Available for free on any Windows version (Windows Home or Family)

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    Windows and Linux platform :)

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    TrueCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

    Discontinued

    Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt icon VeraCrypt and CipherShed icon CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

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    TrueCrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
    Most users think TrueCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.

    Extremely reliable under any condition even on Win XP SP2

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    Does not support a centralised/managed deployment administration.

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    True Crypt Is Awesome, until now in 2018

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  3. LUKS icon

    LUKS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords.

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    AES Crypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

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    Most users think AES Crypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
  5. Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.

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    Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.


  6. Seahorse icon

    Seahorse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GnuPG

    Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.

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  7. EncFS icon

    EncFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases below.

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    The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_ConcernsThe actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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    FinalCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FinalCrypt uses the most unbreakable encryption: "One Time Pad" Encryption and has a well designed graphical user interface and an equally advanced command line interface for large automations.

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    eCryptfs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux.

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  10. Jetico BestCrypt icon

    Jetico BestCrypt

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys.

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