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NIST Tests Stellar BitRaser Drive Eraser Software for Securely Wiping HDDs and SSDs

Test results reaffirm capability in drive wiping.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) tested the media-wiping efficacy of BitRaser drive eraser software from Stellar Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Bitraser Drive Eraser

The test was conducted on a HDD and a SSD using the CFTT Test Suite, a proprietary tool jointly developed by NIST and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). The data wiping test results attained by BitRaser drive draser re-establish the software as a reliable tool for erasing drives in line with the NIST 800-88 Standard.

NIST test BitRaser report
The CFTT Test Suite found that BitRaser performed ‘Secure Overwriting’ on all the sectors, including the hidden areas of the drives – Host Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO). The test results confirmed that data was securely overwritten and erased ‘As Expected’ by BitRaser Drive Eraser using NIST 800-88 Purge Secure Erase Standard. The data was securely erased on both drives without any scope for recovery.

The test report is available on the DHS and NIST website and can also be downloaded.

Over the past several decades, we have invested in substantial resources to enrich our data erasure tools with a robust technology that helps the users erase their storage media with total assurance. The successful lab testing of BitRaser Drive Eraser by NIST is a forward leap in cementing the trust of our customers in order to help them meet their privacy and compliance goals“, says Sunil Chandna, CEO, Stellar.

Apropos the growing data breach incidents and enactment of international data protection laws, BitRaser drive erasure software approval by NIST is well timed. Organizations, now more than ever, realize a heightened need for ‘forensically-tested’ data destruction software to attain an innately safe and compliant IT asset disposition policy.

About BitRaser
It is a tool for erasing SSD, HDD, laptop, desktop, server and mobile devices as per international standards. The software generates tamper-proof certificates and reports of erasure that are cloud-accessible and serve as an immutable audit trail for meeting compliance such as GDPR, CCPA, GLB, SOX, HIPAA, ISO27001, and PCI-DSS. It is a development by Stellar, data care experts since 1993.

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