Electronic Data Disposal - DoD-Compliant Disk Sanitation Software

Issued by: The Office of the Provost

Notes:

  1. The information listed in this table is current as of March 31, 2004. Please visit the vendor websites for the latest feature, system requirement and pricing information.
  2. The software products listed in this table wipe the entire contents of a computer drive through use of a bootable diskette or CD. Since many of the products allow various levels of overwrite, be sure to select the option that is DoD-compliant.
  3. There are other software products that work with an operating system to wipe individual files and folders. These products are meant for daily use and do not wipe the operating system files which may contain sensitve information such as passwords. The final cleaning of any computer system should be done with a product that wipes the entire contents of the drive.
Product
Vendor
URL
General Information
Active@ KillDisk Professional
LSoft Technologies
www.killdisk.com/eraser.htm
$29.95
Free version is not DoD compliant
PC
Autoclave
University of Washington
staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave
GNU General Public License
PC
BCWipe
Jetico, Inc.
www.jetico.com/products.htm

$39.95; 30-day free trial
PC, UNIX

cyberCide
CyberScrub LLC
www.cyberscrub.com/cybercide
Licensed per use
PC
Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)
SourceForge.net
dban.sourceforge.net
GNU General Public License
PC
DataEraser Professional
Ontrack Data Recovery
www.ontrack.com/dataeraser
Licensed per use
Personal version is not DoD-compliant
PC
Data Scrubber
Data Devices International
www.datadev.com/ds100.html
$1,995.00
PC, UNIX (SCSI drives)
Declasfy
Mares and Company
www.dmares.com/maresware/df.htm#DECLASFY
Licensed per use
PC
Disk Wipe
Dtidata.com
www.dtidata.com/products_disk_wipe.asp
$49.00 per administrator
PC
Disk Wiper
Paragon Software Group
www.disk-wiper.com
$149.95
Personal version is not DoD-compliant
PC
DriveCleanser
Acronis Inc.
www.acronis.com/products/drivecleanser
$49.99
PC
Drive Scrubber Professional
Iolo Technologies
www.iolo.com/ds
$89.95
Personal version is not DoD-compliant
PC
East-Tec DisposeSecure
East Technologies
www.east-tec.com/disposesecure
Licensed per user
Standard version is not DoD-compliant
PC
Eraser
Heidi Computers Ltd.
www.heidi.ie/eraser
GNU General Public License
PC
EraserDisk
Micro 2000, Inc.
Licensed per
PC
UniShred Pro
Los Altos Technologies, Inc.
www.lat.com
Licensed per use
UNIX
WipeDrive
White Canyon, Inc.
www.whitecanyon.com/wipedrive.php
$39.95 (1-20 computers)
PC
WipeInfo (Norton Utilities)
Symantec
www.symantec.com/product/index_homecomp.html
$69.95-$129.95
Mac, PC

Last Updated: Jan. 22, 2011