Most enterprise level organizations already have all of their workstations on one network, making a WipeOS appliance compatible by simply plugging it into a network switch. Operators can sanitize data of any one, a select group, or all of the stations on the network and generate a report detailing the make, model and serial numbers of the drives. Reports can be viewed by users from a secure online portal.
Most enterprise organizations need to refresh their hardware regularly. Each upgrade frees up the older models to be decommissioned, meaning data is coming off the network one way or another. The alternative to having the data sanitized while still on the network is to have the older equipment leave the organization’s custody with data still on the drives or be stored on-site. Both options are risky; if a drive is stored or transported with sensitive data, there is a potential exposure to loss or theft.
With WipeOS, IT managers have the ability to eliminate those unnecessary risks. Simply select the drives to be decommissioned, whether by department or by individual workstation, and choose the number of passes required to wipe the drives with in order to meet your organization’s security standards. A report of the drives’ wiping logs can be generated for your company’s records. Finally, the number of hours and S.M.A.R.T. test results can be valuable information to aid IT personnel in deciding which drives to keep for backups and which to recycle.