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Secure deletion of data – Comparison of Degausser Types

Reasons to securely and permanently delete data As we have discussed in this blog previously, there are several reasons why corporate and private computer users alike have to delete their stored data. For corporate, storing data beyond the data lifespan can cause unnecessary costs and in several cases, it is even mandatory to securely erase the data after a fixed time period. Additionally, when a firm wants to change their …Read More

Erasure Verification Service – Who and Why?

In our last blog we discussed the methods of data erasure, but how do you know your erasure methods are 100% effective. What if you need to provide third-party proof of erasure to your clients or for regulatory purposes?  Erasure Verification Services offer companies and manufacturers a written report detailing the effectiveness of their erasure process. We all know data security has been a hot topic in the news. Companies …Read More

Data Erasure – The End of the Data Lifecycle

In last week’s blog we discussed data encryption and data security. Encryption is just one area of data security and data security rolls up into the larger category of data management. What do you think about when you hear the term “data management?” Does the word “security” come to mind? Maybe you think of BIG data. How many of you think of end of life data and data erasure? Data …Read More

NetApp: The Importance of Trust

Author: Mike Scanlin, Information Assurance Program Manager, NetApp, Inc. NetApp understands the importance of security. “Trust but verify” is the foundation for NetApp’s position as the #1 provider of data storage and management to the U.S. Federal government. Corporations and agencies in Energy, Financial, Healthcare, and Government sectors trust NetApp because of our longstanding commitment to security certifications and verified security capabilities. In 2005, NetApp became the first storage provider …Read More