Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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

New enterprise solution empowers companies to wipe a large volume of data from mixed environments, including PCs, laptops, servers and storage systems

London –  8 January , 2013Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, information management and e-disclosure, today announced the launch of Ontrack Eraser 4.0, a feature-rich enterprise data eraser solution, complete with expanded drive wiping capacity, VMware® erasure capabilities and new reporting and security management functionality.

“A 2012 Internet Security Threat Report¹ revealed that 234 million identities were exposed in 2011 because of security breaches, reiterating the importance of effective, secure data wiping,” said Abhik Mitra, product manager, Kroll Ontrack. “Whether you are a company 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 organisations 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 organisations with the appropriate records for recycling centres 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 enable 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 erasure service to help organisations address their erasure needs and meet their compliance and security requirements.

“As one of the UK’s leading IT disposal companies we are demanding in terms of our security needs and Kroll Ontrack have demonstrated flexibility and willingness to accommodate our requirements”, said Jean-Pierre Naylor, Director at Computer Disposals Ltd (CDL). “We are looking forward to the Ontrack Eraser upgrade because it promises to be even more powerful and enable us to securely erase VMware system data for the first time.”

For more information about Ontrack Eraser 4.0, visit www.krollontrack.co.uk/software/eraser-software.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, backup, search, analyse, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data backup, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. Kroll Ontrack is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.co.uk.

¹Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17, Symantec, April 2012