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Ontrack EasyRecovery 11: DIY for Data Management

“Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 bolsters its data recovery functionality to proactively protect against data loss and conduct secure, permanent deletion, even in virtual environments. It’s data protection, recovery and destruction in one easy-to-use solution.” – Abhik Mitra, product manager, Kroll Ontrack

I am a tried and true “do-it-yourselfer.”  On my first house, I tore down wallpaper in every room and repainted without any professional help.  When we were just thinking about kids, I wanted to do a baby room while I could do it myself.   My husband refused to refinish the original hardwood floors hidden beneath old carpet, so I took it upon myself to tear out the carpet and remove every staple.  He ended up sanding, in fear I would burn the house down, but I did the rest of the refinishing.  Why attempt projects DIY style? It saves money and you have control over the project.

Companies are looking for cost-effective data management methods where they can stay in control over their data.  Kroll Ontrack listened to their customer’s needs and expanded the functionality of EasyRecovery 11 beyond data recovery to include data loss protection through proactive monitoring and data deletion, even in virtual environments.

S.M.A.R.T. Scan for Data Protection

The truth is that computers have many of ways of letting you know that something’s not quite right or that attention is needed – you just need the right tool to capture and make sense of the information. Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology within EasyRecovery 11 scans your drive in seconds and identifies the amount and type of data being used, the condition of sectors, and other critical hard drive metrics. When any of these metrics are out of whack, you could be at an increased risk of data loss. Armed with this information, you’re able to make informed decisions about whether to repair or replace hardware, or simply clean out hard drive space.

Permanent Data Deletion

Deleting data doesn’t necessarily mean that data is fully gone, and when you’re retiring end-of-life computers or trying to free up disk space, permanent data deletion reduces the risk of lingering digital footprints. Unlike standard data deletion that often leaves data still recoverable, Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 permanently deletes data at the file and folder level or across an entire drive at a much lower cost than other permanent erasure solutions.

DIY Data Recovery and Permanent Deletion in Virtual Environments

IT administrators and developers are increasingly utilizing virtual environments like VMware® Fusion® to run and toggle between multiple operating system platforms, generating an enormous volume of potentially critical data. Not only does EeasyRecovery 11 support data recovery in such virtual environments, but also allows IT professionals to permanently delete virtual files and folders, protecting organizations from having critical data fall into the wrong hands.”

“The expanded functionality within Ontrack EasyRecovery is a compelling story for the DIY software market,” explains Mitra. “With S.M.A.R.T. scan technology to monitor hard drive health, the ability to permanently delete data at the file/folder level, and support for data recovery and permanent data destruction in virtual environments, Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 is a full-scale solution for do-it-yourself (DIY) data recovery, protection and destruction.”

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