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Kroll Ontrack Launches Hardware Erasure Solution

  • 09 May, 2008 08:42

<p>- Degausser Capable of Eliminating Hard Drive Data in Four Seconds -</p>
<p>Sydney – May 9, 2008 – Kroll Ontrack®, the industry’s leading provider of data recovery and legal technologies products and services, today announced Australian availability of Degausser DG.02, a hardware eraser solution capable of eliminating the risk of uncontrolled spread of sensitive information stored on hard drives.</p>
<p>By applying a strong magnetic field, the Degausser erases media in as rapidly as four seconds for a typical hard drive. The erasing is assisted by a bank of sealed lead-acid batteries, which provide the large amount of DC current required. This destroys all information recorded on the unit, including calibration and servo information.</p>
<p>“Many organisations have clear document retention policies that specify how long important data, such as financial or customer records, need to be kept. But many of these same organisations do not have clear policies for handling data that no longer needs to be retained or for disposing old PCs, hard drives, servers and other data storage devices.</p>
<p>“Simply ‘deleting’ all of the files stored on a hard drive or other storage device before recycling it does not protect those files from being recovered. The Degausser is the safest insurance that an IT department has for ridding itself of potential legal liability when it comes to information leakage from an end-of-life appliance. This solution has the capacity to take IT security to the next level of zero tolerance when it comes to a potential data leakage,” says Adrian Briscoe, general manager for Asia Pacific, Kroll Ontrack.</p>
<p>The Degausser DG.02 service is suited for defective drives and removable media, including tapes, diskettes, ZIP drives and cassettes. It requires minimum maintenance and has a built-in quality control system to ensure top performance.</p>
<p>Organisations can outsource their Degausser requirements to Kroll Ontrack’s laboratory in Brisbane which is staffed by specially trained engineers.</p>
<p>For more information regarding Kroll Ontrack’s Degausser hardware eraser solution, visit</p>
<p>About Kroll Ontrack Inc.</p>
<p>Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyse, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit:;;;</p>

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