More securely and remotely erase data within seconds
The main usage of this technology is within a corporate environment which has the requirement to sanitize data when repurposing or retiring a PC system. Intel Remote Secure Erase saves time and money while meeting information security policies.
With this solution, if an employee leaves a job, is terminated, or is moving to a new PC, IT is able to initiate a remote secure erase to sanitize the SSD, eliminating the need to remove or shred it. This solution also allows a drive to be erased prior to shipping to another location, thus elimi- n.ating risk of data being lost or stolen during transit.
Many IT administrative departments outsource the tedious task of erasing the SSD due to the time, resources, and manual effort required to complete the operation. As a result. the process can be quite costly. With Intel Remote Secure Erase, our solution is IT friendly, provid- ing an efficient approach to the process of repurposing, that also integrates well into the IT environment resource and costs constraints.
Intel Remote Secure Erase functions in- dependently of power state, as state, or management agent, thus allowing for IT administrators to complete the required erase in different scenarios.
Figure 2: Simplified Architectural View
1Intel Solid State Drive Professional Family, compatible PC and management software with an Intel AMT activated environment are required.
SIMPLE 2-STEP PROCESS TO INITITATE
What happens behind the scenes
When Intel Remote Secure Erase is executed, the drive's controller sanitizes all existing data, and the encryption key is destroyed thus no data is recoverable. It effectively wipes all data within seconds-independently of power state, OS state or management agent-while providing an authenticated, logged action.
To implement Intel Remote Secure Erase within your environment you will need:
An Intel Remote Secure Erase-based solution saves end customers the cost and risk of manual drive erase processes because it can initiate a secure erase for repurposing a PC with a common tool, while meeting strict data security and privacy rules.
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