Data Sanitization Tools Accepted for Clearing or Purging
With the ever-increasing threats to data security and privacy, it is essential to ensure that all sensitive data is properly disposed of when no longer needed. Following the ISO Guidelines for Data Sanitization and Disposal, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) published a list of accepted data sanitization tools.
The 'Data Sanitization and Disposal Tools' page features 2 tables:
- 'File and Folder Sanitization' lists all data sanitization tools accepted for clearing or purging selective data.
- 'Disk Sanitization' lists all data sanitization tools accepted for clearing or purging all data stored on disks.
Let's take a closer look at the accepted tools for each use case.
Data Sanitization Tools for Files & Folders
According to the 'File and Folder Sanitization' table, there are 7 tools accepted for clearing or purging selective data:
BCWipe – MAC, UNIX/Linux and Windows
- Dell Data Wipe – Windows
- Eraser – Windows
- Identity Finder – Windows
- Microsoft SDelete – Windows
- Secure Empty Trash – MAC
- SRM – UNIX/Linux
BCWipe, Jetico's solution for securely wiping selected files and folders, is the only product on the list that works on MAC, UNIX/Linux and Windows.
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Data Sanitization Tools for Disks
According to the 'Disk Sanitization' table, there are 3 tools accepted for clearing or purging all data stored on disks:
- BCWipe Total WipeOut – MAC, UNIX/Linux and Windows
- Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") – UNIX/Linux and Windows
- Parted Magic – UNIX/Linux and Windows
The only solution on the list that works on MAC, UNIX/Linux and Windows is BCWipe Total WipeOut, Jetico's solution for securely sanitizing disks.
Contact us today to learn more about BCWipe Total WipeOut, schedule a demo or request a price quote.
NOTE: The information provided in this article was retrieved from https://www.cmu.edu/iso/tools/data-sanitization-tools.html as of June 2023. We recommend visiting the Data Sanitization and Disposal Tools for the most up-to-date information, as the content may have been updated or changed since the time of this writing.
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