Wipe Free Space in Less Time with BCWipe 6.0 from Jetico

29 Jun 2012

New BCWipe Takes Wiping Speed and Sophistication to the next Level

HELSINKI, Finland - June 29, 2012 - Military-standard data wiping software developer Jetico has announced the release of BCWipe version 6.0 to permanently delete files. BCWipe is now designed to be faster, safer and more sophisticated than ever before thanks to innovative features, most notably BCWipe’s new Reserved Space Manager to save time needed to run Wipe Free Space.

Highlighting the practical benefits for Jetico's new BCWipe, CEO Michael Waksman stated that, "Our development of BCWipe 6.0 has been driven by real customer needs. Organizations with large, modern storage devices can hold terabytes of data in free space, which can take several days to clean completely. BCWipe's new Reserved Space Manager offers a clever way to meet such demanding security objectives while reducing painful downtime."

BCWipe's Reserved Space Manager 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. Mr. Waksman concludes, "In the end, the best security is that which interferes as little as possible with your real mission. At Jetico, we take this to heart as inspiration for our innovative, world-class security software."

BCWipe has proudly served the U.S. Defense Community for over 10 years – and is widely accepted as the de-facto standard to securely erase files on hard drives and mitigate the risk of unwanted access to confidential information.

Building upon the existing power and efficiency of BCWipe, version 6.0 offers the following added features and benefits:

  • Faster Wipe Free Space operation with new Reserved Space Manager
  • Wipe directory slack space on NTFS drives
  • Wipe temporary data stored in NTFS log file
  • 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 - now works faster by automatically wiping 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

BCWipe - Enterprise Edition

For central management of wiping activities, Jetico also offers an Enterprise Edition of BCWipe. In addition to centralized deployment and monitoring, BCWipe - Enterprise Edition features Enforcer to remotely wipe files without end-user intervention. With this tool, wiping tasks are invisible to end-users and can be run without the user being logged on.

About Jetico

Jetico provides military-standard data protection software for sensitive and mission-critical data throughout the lifecycle. Approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense, Jetico's BCWipe is for clearing files with surgical precision such as in response to classified data spills, while BCWipe Total WipeOut can erase hard drive data entirely such as for disposal or decommission. Jetico's BestCrypt disguises the data you keep with strong encryption that’s easy to use. Enterprise Editions of Jetico software include Jetico Central Manager to empower Administrators with control of client software on remote computers.

Jetico products are trusted by government and military agencies, all of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors, many national laboratories, as well as various other enterprises and a wide global base of home and small business users in over 100 countries. Founded in 1995, Jetico is privately held and headquartered in the Otaniemi Science Park in Helsinki, Finland. For more information please visit jetico.com.


Valeria Corti
Sales and Marketing Specialist, Jetico
Phone (U.S.): 1-202-742-2901
Phone: +358-92-517-3030

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