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

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

Eraser 4

MINNEAPOLIS – Jan. 8, 2013Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, ediscovery and information management, today 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 Report¹ 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  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 corporations address their erasure needs and meet their compliance and security requirements.

“At Alternativ Data, we needed a robust software tool that could handle wiping 18,000 used drives annually, so we could resell those drives afterwards,” said Ståle Hagen-Arnsen, logistics and security manager, Alternativ Data. “Ontrack Eraser does just that for us. It enables us to wipe a very large number of drives efficiently, while also providing detailed reports that confirm which drives were wiped and when.”

For more information about Ontrack Eraser 4.0, visit https://www.krollontrack.com/information-management/data-erasure-solutions/.

About KLDiscovery
KLDiscovery provides technology-enabled services and software to help law firms, corporations, government agencies and consumers solve complex data challenges. The company, with offices in 43 locations across 19 countries, is a global leader in delivering best-in-class ediscovery, information governance and data recovery solutions to support the litigation, regulatory compliance, internal investigation and data recovery and management needs of our clients. Serving clients for over 30 years, KLDiscovery offers data collection and forensic investigation, early case assessment, electronic discovery and data processing, application software and data hosting for web-based document reviews, and managed document review services. In addition, through its global Ontrack Data Recovery business, KLDiscovery delivers world-class data recovery, email extraction and restoration, data destruction and tape management. KLDiscovery has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America by both Inc. Magazine (Inc. 5000) and Deloitte (Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500) and CEO Chris Weiler was recognized as a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™. Additionally, KLDiscovery is an Orange-level Relativity Best in Service Partner, a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner and maintains ISO/IEC 27001 Certified data centers. For more information, please email info@krolldiscovery.com or visit www.kldiscovery.com.

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