The long awaited launch of “DataRaze” will take place at Data Centre World at The Excel Centre in London, this week.
DataRaze has been developed to overcome and eradicate incidences of data breach by placing secure auditable, data protection and destruction practices in the hands of corporate IT Professionals.
Almost 100% of data breaches occur due to weak and ineffective internal processes. Company practice, security and compliance continue to demand greater scrutiny and evidence of data destruction, driven by stakeholders and shareholders alike. Data theft is reported almost daily, with organisations, both public and private, forced to find a futureproof answer.
Methods and external supply for asset and data management services are well known and effective. Data overwriting is often the preferred method for removal of data. However on occasion, hidden, locked or damaged data may not be erased completely.
Degaussing is another way of destroying data by passing a magnetic field through the drive, rendering it unusable. However, degaussing may prove ineffective if the drive is heavily shielded.
Increasingly, hard drive destruction via on-site hard drive shredding, is seen as the ultimate solution to destroy both data and the media storing it. However, this method does not provide evidence of the life cycle of the media and is therefore not auditable.
All of the above solutions, provided as an external service, to erase or destroy the data, are effective. However without evidence of an audited or secure chain of custody there is no verification that the task has been carried out to satisfy constant enquiries from internal data security and compliance auditors.
What DataRaze brings to the market is a secure, auditable and user managed solution to enforce control of assets holding critical data and confidential information.
Data Controllers have never before had the opportunity to comprehensively monitor, police and report occurrences of data destruction before DataRaze.