BCWipe on GSA






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Jetico Data Protection System

BestCrypt Volume Encryption and Container Encryption (including BCWipe) are natively built as a complete data protection system


  • Single installation
  • Single license key
  • Save with bundle pricing


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BCWipe Total WipeOut v.3
Now Released!

Need to wipe an unlimited number of hard drives?
Take command of all wiping activities with BCWipe Total WipeOut v.3 now ADISA certified!


What's New:

  • Centralized Wiping Tasks & Policies
  • Centralized Reporting
  • Convenient Browser-Based Interface
  • Flexible Licensing Options

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Wipe Free Space and Securely Erase Files with BCWipe

Wipe Free Space and Securely Erase Files


When a Data Spill occurs, are you ready to take action?

Take command of all wiping activities by using military-standard procedures to securely erase files and Data Remanence, Wipe Free Space and much more with surgical precision.


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NEW: Securely Erase Files & Wipe Free Space on Windows 10


  1. Overview
  2. Features
  3. Support

Securely Erase FilesBCWipe TM data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted – even Wipe Free Space and Wipe File Slack space to clear previously deleted data.


Don't be caught off guard when a data spill occurs. BCWipe will resolve a classified data spill in response to accidental email distribution, classification changes and other related incidents.


For over 10 years, BCWipe has been trusted as the de-facto standard throughout the U.S. Defense Community:

  • Securely erase selected files, including Data Remanence
  • Remove untrusted data or potential malware
  • Clearing files from classified sessions on shared computers or periods processing workstations


BCWipe - Enterprise Edition includes Jetico Central Manager with 'Enforcer mode' to run BCWipe remotely without end-user intervention.

  • BCWipe 6 - BCWipe Task Manager

System Requirements

Windows 10,
Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows Vista, Windows XP,
Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 (no support for ReFS),
Windows Server 2008,
Windows Server 2003
(32-bit and 64-bit versions)

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  • 2. Preferences

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.7+



  • Delete With Wiping
  • Wipe Free Space
  • Wipe a Block Device
  • Wipe File Slack


BCWipe for Unix is a command line application.

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System Requirements

AIX 5.x, 6.1, FreeBSD 4.0-7.1,
HP-UX 11, Linux 2.0, 2.6, 3.x, 4.x,
OpenBSD 4.4, Solaris 9-10


Jetico Central Manager

Jetico Central Manager, included as a component in BCWipe - Enterprise Edition, has been developed to enable a single person (Administrator) from a central administration computer to control all functions including the initial installation of the Administration Database on a Server and BCWipe client software on any number of remote workstations.

Take command of all wiping activities

Jetico Central Manager enables an administrator to run scheduled tasks to wipe data on remote workstations all across an enterprise network and includes a database for gathering and storing information from client computers, such as log information about wiping tasks running remotely.

Be smart about security

Jetico Central Manager is a flexible and convenient tool for controlling client software on remote computers. Central management of a corporate network immediately results in greater reliability and security - far superior to allowing a large organization of computers to independently run data protection software on their own.



  • 2. Jetico Central Manager - Deployment Tab

System Requirements

Server and Client side: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
Central management for Mac/Unix systems is now under development

Benefits & Advantages

Prevent costly data leakage and avoid risking sensitive data falling into the wrong hands

BCWipe is designed to surgically remove all traces of unwanted files beyond recovery. BCWipe will wipe selected files, folders and Data Remanence, Wipe Free Space, Wipe File Slack space, Wipe Temporary Files, wipe system-specific data and more.


'Forensically Clean' wiping for anyone’s peace of mind

BCWipe is the most powerful and trusted data wiping utility, engineered for a wide range of users: from large organizations handling national security to personal users at home. The power of BCWipe can be used to securely erase classified documents or your own private files.


Flexible wiping options

To comply with various security mandates, BCWipe comes built with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) and U.S. Department of Energy (DoE M 205.1-2) standards, as well as other popular wiping standards. You can also create your own customized wiping scheme to permanently wipe data.


Military-grade technology at your fingertips

For over 10 years, BCWipe has been trusted as the de-facto standard for the U.S. Department of Defense, all of the top 10 U.S. Defense Contractors and many National Laboratories. Despite its industrial strength, BCWipe is still user-friendly – easy to install and easy to use.


Clean up a data spill and data remanence in less time

By securely erasing sensitive data automatically on the fly, BCWipe's Transparent Wiping can eliminate time-consuming processes such as Wipe Free Space.


Available on all major platforms: Windows, Mac OS and Linux


Central Management (now only for Windows)

  • Significantly reduced total cost of ownership, thanks to faster deployment times, minimized maintenance and superior data leak prevention
  • Centralized deployment and management of BCWipe client software on remote computers from Jetico Central Manager (JCM) console
  • Automatic updating of client software
  • Create list of wiping tasks such as Wipe Free Space in JCM console and distribute to remote client computers
  • 'Enforcer Mode' TM mode to remotely wipe selected data, Wipe Free Space and more without end-user intervention
    Wiping tasks such as Wipe Free Space can now be invisible to end-users and run without users logged on
  • Block running wiping tasks on unauthorized clients
    - New JCM offers the option to prevent local users from running BCWipe commands, avoiding unauthorized or undesired wiping (NEW in JCM 2.5)
  • Centralized logging
  • Create global reports in HTML format
  • Automatic backup of Jetico Central Manager Database
  • Compatible with systems management software (e.g., Microsoft SCCM, LANDesk.
    - After entering command line instructions, computers are automatically added to JCM database and installation of client software will start with reports displayed on Deployment tab)
  • Support for Windows Active Directory (AD)
    - JCM can import computers listed in AD database


New Features & Added Benefits in v.6

Faster Wipe Free Space operation with new Reserved Space Manager

Wipe Free Space can be a time-consuming process. Modern large disks with terabytes of free space could take several days to complete. BCWipe's new Reserved Space Manager saves time by preserving the wiped space in a clean state. For more detailed information, see Reserved Space article in Help File.


Wipe directory slack space on NTFS drives

The NTFS directory node is a special file that contains names of files and subdirectories. Like any other file, the directory node/entry has slack space which may still contain names of deleted files, as well as other deleted data.


Wipe temporary data stored in NTFS log file

NTFS is a journaling file system that uses the NTFS Log ($LogFile) to record usage history of the file system.


Avoid Low Disk Space situation

BCWipe is now smart enough to overwrite free space without causing a Low Disk Space condition.


MFT wiping is faster and more convenient than ever

When wiping free space and unused MFT records, BCWipe v.6 wipes MFT several times faster than before. When wiping a file, BCWipe v.6 wipes the corresponding MFT record.


New wiping standards added

BCWipe now includes British HMG IS5 (Baseline, Enhanced), Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II, NAVSO-P5239-26, Russian GOST R 50739-95, US Army AR380-19


Support for Windows 8

When upgrading to Windows 8, Jetico users can continue to rely on the world’s most powerful and trusted utility to wipe sensitive data.


Wipe selected files and free space on Windows 8 Storage Spaces

In addition to the ability to securely erase files, BCWipe offers a convenient solution to Wipe Free Space on Storage Spaces. Once the command is launched, BCWipe reads the disk configuration and analyzes Windows in order to exclude from the wiping process all unallocated space (or the unused portion of free space). BCWipe now only needs to run on the allocated free space, which may contain sensitive information.


Wiping Schemes

  Windows Mac Unix
U.S. DoD 5220.22-M(ECE) - 7 passes  
U.S. DoD 5220.22-M(E) - 3 passes
DoE M 205.1-2 (U.S. Department of Energy standard)
German VSITR standard
Bruce Schneier's recommended wiping scheme
Peter Gutmann method
British HMG IS5 (Baseline, Enhanced)    
Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II    
Russian GOST R 50739-95    
US Army AR380-19    
One random pass
Create your own wiping scheme      
BCWipe's Wiping Scheme Editor    
Read custom scheme from a file
1-pass zero  
1-pass test mode    




Alternative languages (only for client side and only for Windows)

Jetico is only responsible for the English language version. Yet many of our users have kindly contributed translations of the software so it appears in their native language. Jetico appreciates our open global community of dedicated users and enables the distribution of these user-contributed translations:

BCWipe in Chinese Chinese
BCWipe in Dutch Dutch
BCWipe in French French
BCWipe in German German
BCWipe in Italian Italian
BCWipe in Latvian Latvian
BCWipe in Serbian Serbian


We express our gratitude to contributors and believe their work is appreciated by other users. If you would like to translate BCWipe into your native language, contact Jetico Technical Support.


Data Spill? No Problem with BCWipe

Don't risk a data spill letting your sensitive data fall into the wrong hands. For years, top security organizations have seen how military-standard wiping can be done with ease - securely erase files with Jetico's BCWipe.


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