LITTLE FALLS, N.J. -- INNOVATION Data Processing, announces FDRERASE/OPEN as the first enterprise scale data protection solution for secure Open System disk erasure to earn a place on the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) Products and Protection Profiles in Evaluation List for Sensitive Data Protection with a conformance claim of EAL2+.
FDRERASE/OPEN is the only enterprise scale solution in CCEVS evaluation available today for securely erasing any disk that is accessed by its host computer across a SCSI or Fibre channel connection. Disks can be physical hard drives, or logical disk volumes resident in enterprise disk storage systems (including RAID systems) such as those provided by EMC, Hitachi, IBM, SUN and other vendors.
Following our successful delivery of FDRERASE for z/OS, the only CCEVS validated solution for secure erase of IBM z/OS mainframe disk, INNOVATION set out to develop a complementary solution to comply with current US Government guidelines for erasing open system data resident in large scale enterprise storage systems. That effort has paid off as we have now received notice on successful completion of the Initial Validation Oversight Review (iVOR) placing FDRERASE/OPEN into Common Criteria EAL2 Augmented Evaluation here in the US., explains Thomas J. Meehan, INNOVATION Data Processing Vice President of Advance Technology; adding FDRERASE/OPEN employs the same techniques as FDRERASE for z/OS for Secure Erase that satisfies the requirements specified in the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD C3I) Memorandum, on Disposition of Unclassified DoD Computer Hard Drives, the definitive Department of Defense directive on the subject.
According to the CCEVS iVOR description FDRERASE/OPEN is an interactive GUI application and a supporting operating system that runs on an x86 architecture computer providing two security erasure functions ERASE and SECUREERASE for the secure removal of data from any disk that is attached to its host computer by a SCSI or Fibre channel connection: ERASE and SECUREERASE overwrite disk to ensure the risk of any data remaining on a disk, is reduced to a level commensurate with the risk of a person scavenging for that data. FDRERASE/OPEN also provides a security audit function enabling a user to confirm that the physical sectors of the disk have indeed been overwritten sufficiently so that no residual information remains. This is the VERIFY function. FDRERASE/OPEN also maintains a History Report as a permanent record of all disks that it erases.
FDRERASE/OPEN, according to Meehan is the open system solution that banks, card payment service providers, computer services providers, educational institutions, financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies and telecommunication companies have been asking for to complement FDRERASE the INNOVATION z/OS solution they are already using to securely erase mainframe data when leaving a DR site or disposing of disk storage systems. The fastest way to securely erase open system data in these same circumstances, the listing as in CCEVS EAL2+ evaluation puts FDRERASE/OPEN squarely in the forefront to meet users compliance requirements.