LEONBERG, Germany, March 11, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Equipping employees with modern computers and new technology helps many companies attract new and qualified staff members and increases the satisfaction of their existing ones. At the same time, stationary desktop PCs are increasingly having to give way to laptops or tablets that provide more flexibility, and above all, enable remote and mobile working.
However, when it comes to dealing with old stock, the same negligent behavior and mistake seem to occur again and again - hard drives are not properly erased before resale or disposal. This can result in highly sensitive and personal data, which is often subject to data protection, being placed on the market.
ASCOMP Software wants companies to put their data security to the test. In version 6.0 of the Windows software Secure Eraser for data deletion and data destruction, the software manufacturer provides clear guidance for businesses on what they should pay attention to when disposing of their IT and how sensitive data can be handled responsibly in this context.
Secure and final data erasure and destruction for Windows
Secure Eraser 6.0 offers companies and private users a process to securely delete files, folders, and even entire drives on a permanent basis. For this purpose, the software uses recognized procedures for data deletion and overwrites confidential information up to 35 times so it cannot be recovered, even with the use of special software. But the award-winning solution can do even more: it also removes cross-references that could enable conclusions to be drawn about the former existence of deleted files in the assignment tables of hard disks.
"When disposing of waste equipment, companies must ensure in all circumstances that the relevant rules and requirements for the deletion of electronic data are met. This is the only way to be sure that highly sensitive and personal data will not fall into the wrong hands at some point," explains Andreas Stroebel, Managing Director of ASCOMP Software, specialist in the secure handling of electronic data.
The data to be deleted is overwritten with random values. In addition, Secure Eraser offers the US DoD 5220.22-M E and US DoD 5220.22-M ECE standards of the US Department of Defense, the German industry standard, and the Peter Gutmann standard for selection. If desired, all deletion processes are logged in detail.
Data Security 2.0 with Secure Eraser 6.0. In the future, companies will be able to irreversibly destroy electronic data quickly and easily, therefore preventing the risk of unauthorized access to their records.
Secure Eraser supports all major Windows operating systems in both the 32- and 64-bit versions and can be downloaded at www.secure-eraser.com free of charge for private use, as well as for testing purposes. The paid version (from 29.90 USD) is ad-free and also includes technical support.
Source: ASCOMP Software