Sanitize to Prevent Waste!
Where does data go when it’s no longer needed? Companies often have untold terabytes of data stored on hard drives that they no longer have a use for, but it’s still essential that the data isn’t accessible.
Why Should You Sanitize Hard Drives, Not Destroy Them?
Unfortunately, this has led to the solution of simply destroying the hard drive through shredding, breaking, or burning it, and then throwing it in a landfill. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it underestimates the ability of bad actors. The truth is, information can still be accessed on a hard drive even when it’s been “destroyed”.
So what’s the solution? The term “data sanitization” is used a lot, but what does it actually mean? In basic terms, data sanitization uses software to permanently delete drive data without destroying the hard drive. This allows you to recycle the hard drives rather than throwing them out and buying new ones.
Eradicating Data – Not The Drives
How can you be certain that “cleaning” or “sanitizing” a hard drive actually removes all the data?
Developers created a process that ensures data is permanently eradicated without ruining the hard drive it’s stored on. This is perfect for organizations that need to comply with privacy regulations and avoid penalties.
Looking To Protect The Data You Need?
Opal Lock is the easy solution for getting the most out of your self-encrypting drives. Opal Lock assists you in making the most of software-enabled encryption, providing instant sanitization and is the most secure way of protecting sensitive data. We have a range of packages available to meet the needs of your organization, and right now, we’re offering it for a FREE trial.
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Opal Lock Features
- Supports up to five USB-mounted Opal Drives on the system
- Device Query to view additional information
- View Audit Log feature to access a drive’s event log
- Unlock multiple drives with hashed password securely saved to USB
- and much more…