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 (Free, Open Source), LUKS (Free, Open Source), AES Crypt (Free, Open Source) and File Lock PEA (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 2021

    1. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .
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      VeraCrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks VeraCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
      Bricolas Available for free on any Windows version (Windows Home or Family)
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      yuriykaz 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!
      Positive comment 20 days ago

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      Windows and Linux platform :)
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and 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
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      True Crypt Is Awesome, until now in 2018
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Does not support a centralised/managed deployment administration.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. 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.
    4. 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. Password-encryption of files and folders. The program is written in Java and therefore platform-independent and runs on nearly every system without installation, but requires a Java Runtime Environment - that is already installed in most cases.
      Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.


      • 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.

      Warning

      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_Concerns

      The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Seahorse is a front end for GnuPG, that integrates to the GNOME desktop. It is a tool for secure communications and data storage.
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    6. The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux
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      • 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. Reasons for choosing FinalCrypt:
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    7. The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes. It allows you to create encrypted directories, any file that is placed in such a directory will be encrypted.
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