March 14, 2007, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc. , a technological leader in storage management software, announced that award-winning Acronis Drive Cleanser 6.0, a disk wiping and security application, now supports Microsoft Vista.

“Acronis Drive Cleanser has been honored on multiple occasions as the best disk wiping application on the market,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “The addition of Vista support means that now users of virtually all versions of the desktop Windows OS can, with complete confidence, delete the data from any partition or the entire hard disk and know the data will never, ever be resurrected for purposes such as industrial espionage or identity theft. The product is used by corporate customers and consumers to wipe an old hard disk before it is disposed of or repurposed as additional storage.”

The program supports multiple data destruction algorithms, which define how and how many times data is overwritten. They include several national data destruction standards:

  • American: DoD 5220.22-M
  • American: NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL)
  • American: NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM)
  • German: VSITR
  • Russian: Russian Standard, GOST P50739-95

Two additional, more powerful, pre-defined algorithms are included. They were developed by top information security experts Peter Gutmann and Bruce Schneier. In addition, the program makes it possible for IT managers to create their own data-wiping algorithms.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

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