Kroll Ontrack Launches Enterprise-Wide Data Eraser

Quickly, easily, and permanently delete all data to protect critical business information

Kroll Ontrack today launched Ontrack Eraser, a software tool that permanently erases all data following deployment, helping an enterprise protect against security breaches and comply with laws and regulations regarding data retention and privacy, Ontrack Eraser deletes all traces of information stored on targeted media so recovery is impossible.

“While many companies are good at protecting their data with firewalls, antivirus software, encryption, and network passwords, these same companies forget to erase their data before discarding, selling, or giving away PCs. This move reveals a major security breach that can be avoided,” said Jim Reinert, vice president of data recovery and software products for Kroll Ontrack, in a statement. “Ontrack Eraser reduces the risk of lost business secrets, a diminished reputation, and liability by ensuring a company’s most critical business data doesn’t inadvertently walk out the front door. “

“Just because data has been deleted does not mean it’s gone from the hard drive,” Reinert noted. “Even if all the drives files have been put in the recycle bin and the hard drive has been reformatted, the data could still be recovered. Ontrack Eraser is an effective erasure method because it permanently deletes information by overwriting all the data on the hard drive.”

Installation and configuration of Ontrack Eraser is performed with an intuitive administration tool, the company says. Ontrack Eraser’s reporting tool captures a record of all the erasures performed on a network or a single PC. The product verifies that all data has been erased down to the unit level and delivers a report to administrators via e-mail or in .xml format.

More information about Ontrack Eraser is available at

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