On the occasion of World Environment Day, Stellar Data Recovery has announced the launch of their data erasure software called as BitRaser. BitRaser helps users to permanently erase data from storage devices and make the data unrecoverable. BitRaser fulfills internal & external corporate audit requirements by providing traceable reporting & certificates of erasure.
Obsolete IT assets mostly contain valuable information like customer’s confidential, financial and business plans etc. This type of sensitive information can be easily recovered even after deletion and formatting, using data recovery software, available to everyone. Many people, including professionals, usually store a lot of data on storage devices. Sometimes when a device is obsolete it is distracted physically, which results in e-waste, that is harmful to the environment.
BitRaser uses 24 internationally recognized erasure standards, to permanently erase data for maintaining information security. BitRaser has been successfully tested, by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (STQC).
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sunil Chandna, CEO, Stellar Data Recovery said, “Privacy & information security is of paramount importance to consumers globally today. Rising cyber security threats like the recent ransomware attack has highlighted the importance of safeguarding and protecting data. Stellar, has long been regarded as the ‘data recovery experts’ and therefore we launched BitRaser with a brand promise of ‘When We Say it’s Gone, Its’ Gone’. BitRaser’s certified data erasure technology will help businesses and individuals safely reuse or donate their old IT assets which will extend their lifecycle & have long-term environmental benefits.”
As of now, India is the fifth largest producer of e-waste and discards roughly 1.85 million tons of electronic waste each year. Many harmful elements such as lead, cadmium, mercury etc, are used to manufacture IT equipment, and by dumping the old devices these elements are being the reason for more and more pollution.
BitRaser is now being used by some brands and organizations like Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft, Vodafone, Hewlett Packard, Reserve Bank of India etc., as the company has claimed and is now available via their official website.