Destroy Accreditation Differences
Destroy and Destroy Lite have undergone rigorous testing and has been
accepted into the Australasian Information Security Evaluation Program
(AISEP). They are the only products of their type to be listed on both
the Australian Government's Evaluated Products List and the Common Criteria
Evaluated Products List, the international standard for Information Technology
with a security rating of EAL2+. No other competing product has been independently
tested and evaluated to this level.
Destroys Security Differences
Some of the other data erasure products on the market do not perform
a passes of binary zeros and binary ones, but simply write random characters
to the hard drive. The general concept behind overwriting is to flip the
magnetic value of each byte back and forth creating a layered overwrite
effect. Writing a series of binary zeros and binary ones achieves the
deepest overwrite effect as these values are the minimum and maximum magnetic
The multi-pass overwrite of alternating values (such as zero and one)
is also the standard required by defense agencies around the world, with
the number of overwrites varying depending on the security level of the
recorded data. Programs that only perform random passes do not conform
to ACSI 33 (the Australian Standard) or international IT security standards.
Many competing products rely on the Bios or reported settings to determine
the size of the hard drive to be wiped. This can be a problem if the Bios
settings are incorrect or if the hard drive has been configured to downgrade
the size of the drive. Additionally many drives have hidden tracks that
are not reported in the Bios. Therefore if the Bios settings are incorrect,
and a drive has hidden sectors, then a product that relies on these settings
would not necessarily overwrite the entire hard disk, and critical data
may still be retrieved from the disk. Destroy on the other hand does NOT
rely on the Bios or reported settings of the drive.
Destroy Performance Differences
Destroy has built-in auto correction technology where even problematic
hard disks can be corrected and still be securely overwritten.
Some data erasure products on the marketplace require you to download
special drivers to erase data from a SCSI hard drive. Destroy does not
require any additional software or hard disk drivers to wipe SCSI drives,
but can detect whether your disk is SCSI or IDE and will overwrite the
drive regardless. Destroy can also be run on servers, including servers
which have been raid configured.
Destroy is easily distributed and can be emailed to allow operators to
run the program locally where multiple offices exist. Destroy can also
run without any user intervention as there is an auto-executing version
of Destroy. You simply boot the machine with Destroy and it runs automatically.
No screen or keyboard is required.
NOTE: Destroy has been designed so it will not work under a MS-Windows environment
to prevent Destroy being used as unintended destructive tool.
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Choose Destroy Over Other Products".