10 January 2012

Kroll Ontrack advances the practice of data wiping with the launch of Ontrack Eraser 4.0

Permanently wipe data from mixed environments

Brisbane, 10 October 2013 – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, ediscovery and information management has announced the launch of Ontrack Eraser 4.0, a feature-rich enterprise data eraser solution, complete with expanded drive wiping capacity, VMware eraser capabilities and new reporting and security management functionality.
“A 2012 Internet Security Threat Report revealed that 234 million identities were exposed in 2011 because of breaches, reiterating the importance of effective, secure data wiping,” said Abhik Mitra, product manager, Kroll Ontrack. “Whether you are a corporation that needs to recycle a large number of drives that are end-of-life or re-deploy a set of machines, Ontrack Eraser 4.0 can handle the specifications of your environment and the scope of your job – all while ensuring proper protocol is being maintained.”

Specific features and functionality of Ontrack Eraser 4.0 include:

  • VMware Drive Wiping Capabilities: The ability to delete data from VMware machines, ensuring corporations are securely deleting data from their virtual environments and therefore addressing the complete scope of their IT environment.
  • Enhanced System Performance: The enhanced capacity to perform over 200 concurrent device erasures to ensure the largest enterprise jobs are handled efficiently.
  • Enhanced System Reporting: New reports that denote the hard drive make, serial number and model number, as well as the wipe algorithm applied to accomplish the job, providing corporations with the appropriate records for recycling centers and compliance requests.
  • Security and Central Management Capabilities: New system authentication functionality to validate the erasure is conducted in the correct manner by the appropriate individual.

Data wiping is fundamental to complying with laws and regulations regarding data retention and privacy and reducing the risk of security breaches. The advanced capabilities of Ontrack Eraser 4.0 enables enterprises to build a fully automated, efficient and cost-effective wipe process for a large number of devices. In addition to the enterprise software, Kroll Ontrack also has a mobile data erasure service to help corporations address their erasure needs and meet their compliance and security requirements.

For more information about Ontrack Eraser 4.0, visit Ontrack Data Eraser or read our data erasing tips for more information about secure data deletion.

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