BCWipe Enterprise Task Manager. Task Sets.
BCWipe Enterprise software includes Jetico Central Manager and
BCWipe client software.
Jetico Central Manager utility allows administrator to manage BCWipe software on client computers from a
central management console. The idea of management is in the following.
- In the Jetico Central Manager Console the administrator creates a number of Task Sets
using BCWipe Task Manager utility.
- Task Set includes one or more wiping tasks.
- The administrator defines schedule for every wiping task in the Task Set.
- In the Console the administrator assigns configured Task Set on selected computer
or group of computers in a company network. If in future the administrator may change the
Task Set, and the client computer or group of computers will get BCWipe configuration updated.
- The administrator can create as many Task Sets as needed for the company network.
As a result different groups of computers may get different BCWipe Task Sets for their
BCWipe Task Manager allows creating six types of wiping tasks:
- Delete with wiping. Create task of this type to make BCWipe wipe some selected
files or folders automatically according to a schedule.
- Wipe free space. Using this type of task you can configure BCWipe to wipe free space
on some hard drive partition or on a set of partitions.
- Wipe Internet History. This task can wipe all traces stored on your computer after
accessing the Internet using some of the browsers - Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera, Google Chrome.
- Wipe Local History. You can configure BCWipe Task Manager
to clear traces of your activity that are stored on the computer and not related to Internet.
For example, temporary folder that Windows created and used for your user account and
Recycle Bin folders.
Besides, this task is used to wipe names of recently opened files.
The function may be useful because of security reasons. For example, you can configure BCWipe to
clear the list of recently opened MS Word documents,
so if someone occasionally runs MS Word program, he/she will not be able to determine what documents you worked on.
- Transparent wiping. This is a specific task. It can be active or suspended, but it cannot
be scheduled for a predefined time.
- Swap File Encryption This is another specific task. It can be active, but it cannot
be scheduled for a predefined time.
Main window of BCWipe Task Manager on central management console looks like the following picture:
The picture above shows a Task Set named TaskW7.
The first task Wipe free space will be run once on client computers at the predefined time.
The second task Wipe local history is scheduled to be run dayly.
The third task Wipe Internet histroy is assigned to be performed at user logon.
Let's assume that this Task Set was assigned to a client computer and all the tasks were completed after some time.
This picture illustrates how the BCWipe Task Manager will look on the client computer:
BCWipe Task Manager on administrative console differs from BCWipe Task Manager on client computers:
- BCWipe Task Manager on administrative console reports the name of the task set.
- BCWipe Task Manager on administrative console does not have the toolbar buttons like
Start the task now, Stop, View log file.
- BCWipe Task Manager on administrative console takes into account that the task will be running on other computer, not
on the one where the task is being created.
BCWipe Task Manager on client workstation displays tasks, assigned by Jetico Central Manager administrator,
tasks created by the current user and tasks created by other users on this workstation.
The information about task owner (creator) is reported in the special column named User.
For tasks created by JCM administrator the column reports System.
BCWipe Task Manager on client workstation includes the column named Status.
When a task is running - this column will report it. For Wipe free space task it will
report the current step of the process. For other tasks - status 'wiping...' is reported.
After the task is completed, this column will report the final status of the task.
The picture above shows that two of three tasks assigned by administrator were successfully completed at the reported time,
while the third task is being performed.