Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kroll Ontrack launches first enterprise-wide data erasing product

Offering companies the ability to quickly, easily and permanently delete all data, Ontrack® Eraser better ensures the security of critical business information

Minneapolis – Oct. 16, 2007 – Kroll Ontrack, a leading provider of data recovery and legal technologies products and services , today announced the launch of Ontrack® Eraser, an easy-to-use, flexible software tool that permanently erases all data following deployment. Helping companies protect against security breaches and comply with laws and regulations regarding data retention and privacy, Ontrack Eraser deletes all traces of information stored on targeted media, making recovery impossible.

“While many companies are good at protecting their data with firewalls, antivirus software, encryption and network passwords, these same companies forget to erase their data before discarding, selling or giving away PCs. This move reveals a major security breach that can be avoided,” said Jim Reinert, vice president of data recovery and software products for Kroll Ontrack. “Ontrack Eraser reduces the risk of lost business secrets, a diminished reputation and liability by ensuring a company’s most critical business data doesn’t inadvertently walk out the front door. “

“Just because data has been deleted does not mean it’s gone from the hard drive,” added Reinert. “Even if all the drives files have been put in the recycle bin and the hard drive has been reformatted, the data could still be recovered. Ontrack Eraser is an effective erasure method because it permanently deletes information by overwriting all the data on the hard drive.”

Most notably, Ontrack Eraser is easy-to-install, easy-to-use and has superior reporting capabilities. Installation and configuration is performed with a simple, intuitive administration tool. Moreover, Ontrack Eraser is equipped with a powerful reporting tool that captures a record of all the erasures performed on a network or a single PC. Verifying that all data has been erased down to the unit level, a report is delivered to administrators via email or in .xml format.

For more information about Ontrack Eraser, please visit www.ontrackeraser.com.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com; www.ontrackdatarecovery.com; www.engeniumsearch.com; www.trialgraphix.com.