Introduction


Wiping is the term used to describe the process of securely erasing data, such as contents of a file or disk space. When files are properly wiped, data is erased beyond recovery.

Wiping is necessary because when you just ‘delete’ files from your computer, the operating system does not erase the contents of these files from the hard drive – only the ‘references’, or links, to these files are removed. Sensitive data that you intended to erase still remains intact on your hard drive and can easily be restored with widely available undelete, or data recovery, tools.

BCWipe data wiping software from Jetico gives you peace of mind – thanks to the confidence that your deleted files are securely erased and cannot be recovered. You can easily run wiping commands from Windows Explorer, from BCWipe Task Manager or from a command-line prompt. Or by utilizing BCWipe’s Transparent Wiping feature, all wiping operations can be set to run automatically.

With BCWipe’s Transparent Wiping feature, Jetico has pioneered a higher level of protecting deleted data from unauthorized recovery. When Transparent Wiping is activated, BCWipe will automatically erase all contents of any deleted file or temporary file beyond recovery. So, you no longer need to worry about securely wiping all traces of every single sensitive file you've been working on – BCWipe's Transparent Wiping will always be there to take care of it!

BCWipe's Reserved Space functionality significantly cuts the time need to Wipe Free Space by preserving previously wiped space in a clean state. Once the Reserved Space is created, BCWipe will recognize it the next time the Wipe Free Space process is running. Since the wiped data in Reserved Space is considered occupied, it will not get used or "dirty", so that space does not need to be wiped. Less space to wipe results in less time spent on this process.

BCWipe ensures that there is always sufficient free space available for work by automatically monitoring and maintaining the threshold as set by the user.

BCWipe features Enforcer for centralized control of data wiping. IT administrators can surgically remove all traces of selected data on any drive in their network. With Enforcer, an administrator can run BCWipe as a system service in Windows to perform wiping tasks remotely without end-user intervention. Used with the Jetico Central Manager utility, BCWipe Enforcer allows enterprises to remotely install BCWipe across all workstations and centrally manage data wiping policies in real time. BCWipe Enforcer is also compatible with systems management software, such as Microsoft SMS and LANDesk.

NOTE:BCWipe Enforcer feature and the Jetico Central Manager utility are only available in BCWipe Enterprise Edition. See documentation for Jetico Central Manager for more details.

BCWipe is a powerful, military grade data wiping tool that utilizes U.S. DoD 5220.22-M, DoE M 205.1-2 and German VSITR standards, and many other standards and schemes. BCWipe also allows the users to create and use their own custom wiping schemes.

BCWipe is designed to surgically delete specific data files without harming the hard drive; to erase all contents of whole hard drives, including boot records and operating system files, see BCWipe Total WipeOut.

To protect the data you keep, Jetico also offers BestCrypt software for strong encryption that’s easy to use – wherever you store sensitive data. BestCrypt offers robust algorithms, supports all major operating systems and allows you to keep any form of data (files, documents, pictures, databases) in encrypted form on the hard disk, network disks, removable media CDs/DVDs and even floppies. BestCrypt provides on-the-fly data encryption for transparent encrypt/decrypt operations. Nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys. So if your computer were ever lost or stolen, you would be certain that your personal information is secure and cannot be obtained by someone else.

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