Kroll Ontrack Launches Ontrack Eraser 4.0

Solution is designed to wipe large volumes of data from various environments.

January 15, 2013
SDB Staff
Electronics Equipment & Products
Kroll Ontrack, based in Minneapolis, has launched the Ontrack Eraser 4.0, which it describes as “a feature-rich enterprise data erasure solution that includes expanded drive wiping capacity, VMware eraser capabilities and new reporting and security management functionality.” Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data backup, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review services.
Abhik Mitra, product manager for Kroll Ontrack, says, “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. Whether you are a corporation that needs to recycle a large number of drives that are end-of-life or to redeploy 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 addressing the complete scope of their IT environment; 
  • Enhanced system performance – The enhanced capacity to perform more than 200 concurrent device erasures to ensure the largest enterprise jobs are handled efficiently; 
  • Enhanced system reporting – New reports that note 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; and
  • Security and central management capabilities – New system authentication functionality that validates the erasure is conducted in the correct manner by the appropriate individual.
According to Kroll, the advanced capabilities of Ontrack Eraser 4.0 allow 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.
More  information about Ontrack Eraser 4.0 is available here