New tool wipes hard drives -- remotely, in bulk and to DOD standards

New tool wipes hard drives -- remotely, in bulk and to DOD standards

When government IT managers finish a classified project or upgrade to a new systems, one of the clean-up chores is wiping hard disks and workstations.

The latest release of Jetico's hard drive wiping software, BCWipe Total WipeOut, includes central management for both wiping and reporting remotely over a network. By using nothing more than a web browser, IT managers can now run any of the software's Defense Department-compliant wiping schemes to erase hard drives and solid-state drives on multiple computers simultaneously, then retrieve wiping reports from a central server. The reports can be downloaded in multiple formats, including text, PDF, XML and CSV.

To ensure compatibility with agency security mandates, BCWipe Total WipeOut comes with a menu of popular wiping schemes, including the DOD (DoD 5220.22-M) and Department of Energy (DoE M 205.1-2) standards, as well as the option to create a customized wiping scheme.

Wiping procedures can be run on any hardware platform with x386 and 64-bit AMD/Intel architecture, Itanium or 64-bit SPARC, regardless of the operating system installed on the computer.

In line with the 'centralized' focus of the new release, Jetico simultaneously rolled out a new licensing option and user interface. Customers now have the option of buying licenses for a defined number of wipes or keeping with a traditional annual licensing option.

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