The Secure Data Disposal tool not only makes removing confidential information on a disk drive fast and simple, it also makes the data irretrievable.
During the retirement phase of the PC life cycle, many companies dispose of PCs without properly removing confidential data. This is a serious concern because the information on these hard disks can then be retrieved by unauthorized people.
Many companies think that formatting a hard disk removes and destroys its data, when in fact this data, which can be highly confidential, can still be retrieved from these systems. With most operating systems, files that are deleted are not necessarily erased. In many cases, the only thing erased is the logical link to the file.
The Secure Data Disposal tool is indifferent to the operating system on the hard disk. It can ensure that any critical data is permanently removed from a PC before it is disposed. Whether a PC is being cascaded in an organization or being retired, IT organizations will benefit from
the following features of the Secure Data Disposal tool:
- Detects all drives and partitions (including hidden partitions).
- Destroys data, programs, and any possible viruses on the PC before a new image is loaded. Sensitive or confidential information will be destroyed permanently.
- Records erasure transactions and allows client-defined report fields for audits and tracking.
A license-only (no CD) part number 378922Z is required to use Secure Data Disposal 1.3 on non-Lenovo systems.