Eliminating Data Leaks: Making Hard Drive Erasure a Cinch

Laboratory testing has shown that formatting, deleting and overwriting methods do not erase hard drives, leaving sensitive information like credit card numbers, medical histories and classified information in danger of being compromised.
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Lincoln - Nebraska - US


Feb. 28, 2013 - PRLog -- LINCOLN, NE- Data Security, Inc. located in Lincoln, Nebraska, has just released their newest National Security Agency (NSA) approved degausser, the HPM-2. The HPM-2 is a permanent magnet degausser which erases magnetic media.

Renee Schafer, director of sales and marketing for Data Security, Inc. says, “There is absolutely no degausser like the HPM-2 in the industry today.  The HPM-2 is the only degasser that is small, lightweight, portable and has passed the NSA’s evaluation for all of today’s magnetic tape and hard disk drives without disassembly.”

Data Security, Inc. is a locally owned and operated company that manufactures a line of degaussers. A degausser is a mechanical device, which completely erases classified, sensitive and personal identity information from magnetic media such as computer hard drives and backup tapes.

Laboratory testing has shown that formatting, deleting and overwriting methods simply remove the pointers that locate the file and compress disk space; they do not erase hard drives. The files are still at risk of being recovered, leaving sensitive information like credit card numbers, bank accounts, medical histories and classified information such as proprietary patents and military intelligence in danger of being compromised.

Data Security, Inc. has been manufacturing degaussers for more than 27 years and with each new generation of magnetic media has been the first or only company to create a degausser that has passed the NSA’s stringent testing. The HPM-2 is the most recent degausser to pass the NSA’s testing and be placed on the NSA Evaluated Products List-Degausser.

“The recent exit of other permanent magnet degaussers from the NSA’s evaluated products list makes the HPM-2 one of kind. Data Security, Inc. is excited to bring the HPM-2 to the market,” said Katie Fletcher, Business Development Manager at Data Security, Inc.


For more information or to request photos, contact Kimberly Scheele at 402-434-5978 or kscheele@telesis-inc.com.

For more information on the HPM-2 Degausser: http://www.datasecurityinc.com/degausser/degausser_hpm2.html
Source:Data Security, Inc.
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Industry:Information technology, Information security
Location:Lincoln - Nebraska - United States
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