O&O SafeErase 6 now securely deletes confidential company data under Windows Server 2012

The careless handling of confidential company data is one of the main reasons why it can fall into the wrong hands. Most companies are very careful when it comes to protecting themselves against external threats from viruses and hackers. Yet when the time comes for hardware disposal, securely deleting data on these machines is often forgotten or ignored. It is with companies in mind that O&O SafeErase 6 now provides an easy, convenient, and economical solution.

Berlin, December 5, 2012 – The Berlin-based O&O Software GmbH, specialists in data security and recovery, introduces its new O&O SafeErase 6 Server Edition, now with native support for Windows Server 2012. If data is deleted using only the Windows Recycle Bin, it can be quickly and easily recovered using specialized software. This presents a potential danger for confidential data, especially when disposing of desktop and server systems. Who could ever know where and in whose hands these machines end up?

The new version 6 is the solution that gives administrators the security they need when it comes to deleting files, partitions, and entire hard disks. Along with numerous improvements, the product’s functionality has been extended even further.

O&O SafeErase can run an analysis that scans every disk in a computer for files that were either not deleted securely or could pose a potential risk, such as internet history and cookies. Upon completion of the analysis, the server or workstation can be securely cleaned with just one click. SSDs are also automatically detected and deletion set in motion using TRIM commands.

The O&O SafeErase Workstation and Server Editions allow companies to simultaneously delete all disks securely and thereby save an enormous amount of time. These Editions are ideal for companies looking to remove confidential data from disks before disposing of them. Using internationally recognized methods, O&O SafeErase deletes sensitive data so securely that a reconstruction, even with special software or hardware, is no longer possible.

New and enhanced features

Integrate Scripts:

The command line version enables O&O SafeErase to integrate Scripts that can be run automatically. It is particularly suitable for using recurrent jobs for deletion.

Delete an entire computer:

All files, settings, applications and operating system are deleted so that a recovery is impossible. It is possible to delete the entire computer including the system partition without boot media. After restarting the system, deletion begins automatically. If an SSD doesn’t support TRIM, data will be overwritten with zeroes to avoid abrasion.

Delete multiple disks simultaneously:

O&O SafeErase 6 Workstation and Server Editions can simultaneously delete free disk space and partitions on different physical disks. This is unlike the Professional Edition where one disk after the other needs to be deleted. This saves businesses much time and stress, especially when deleting large data volumes.

Six deletion methods:

Writing over data with zeros means less sensitive data can be deleted at great speed. In addition, O&O SafeErase offers a further five methods of deletion, each one differing in the amount of runs and type of overwriting employed. Along with standard deletion procedures used by the U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and the German Bundesamts für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), the Gutmann Methods are also available, matching the highest security requirements and overwriting data 35 times.

Internet Security:

O&O SafeErase lists per browser all the stored information – such as cookies, form data, and Internet histories – which can be safely deleted either individually or combined. Once deleted, no one can trace the Internet activity, and online accounts are protected from unauthorized access.

Support for multi-core processors:

Deletions are greatly accelerated as a result of using all the computer’s performance.

Use O&O SafeErase without installation:

To use O&O SafeErase on all company servers and computers, we recommend the IT management tool, O&O BlueCon. O&O BlueCon contains O&O SafeErase along with a variety of system rescue and security programs that give an administrator complete access to Windows systems. O&O BlueCon can be started directly from a CD or USB stick and is based on Windows PE, which means that using it is completely intuitive and almost identical to a regular Windows system.

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