So giving the option of the often legally required erasing patterns seems a no brainer, rather than taking an ideological stance against them. Even if it can be argued that commercial file shredders use patterns that could be argued to be snake-oil.
The whole secure erase industry is a scam. I work for the government and we are required to do multi-pass erases, the number of passes vary with the secrecy of the documents on the hard drive. The software we use charges us for each erase that is run, in order to store the serial number and type of erase that you used. I have asked the technical guys in our security department why we need to do this and the response has been "because my boss is an idiot and he wants to cover his ass".
SafeGuard PortProtector detects and allows restrictions of device type, model or even specific serial number. SafeGuard PortProtector enables administrators to block all storage devices completely, permit read-only mode or encrypt all data on devices. In addition, administrators can monitor, block and/or log files that are written to or read from these devices.
In the course of the auditing process your old appliances are inventoried, which means both serial and internal inventory numbers are recorded, and configuration as well as condition are analyzed and described. Finally you receive a test report including all certificates of erasure, to provide you a perfect support in case of internal and external audits or revisions. Please find a sample report at the end of the page.
Reuzado transports the shredder to your location at regular intervals or on-call. Our vetted driver scans the bar codes, and the hard disks and other data carriers are destroyed under your watchful eye. This happens in minutes and under video surveillance. Nothing could be safer, swifter, or simpler! You are provided with the serial numbers of all data carriers that have been destroyed, as well as a certificate of their destruction and environmental documentation.
For example, if you just need a simple file shredder that can delete specific files and not necessarily entire folders or hard drives at once, Delete Files Permanently is one that supports GOST R 50739-95. So too can Eraser and Hardwipe.
If your business has the budget, a number of companies make shredding devices especially designed to physically destroy SSDs. Security Engineered Machinery, Phiston, and Garner are popular SSD shredder makers. 2b1af7f3a8