DriveStrike’s KillStick Enables Offline Hard Drive Wiping

Secure Delete & Hard Drive Wipe

DriveStrike offers both our remote wipe solution as well as a bootable USB image that customers can use to sanitize devices. Are you preparing laptops or mobile devices for internal reuse, recycling, donation, or resale? Use the DriveStrike KillStick to securely and completely wipe your hard drive before recycling or re-purposing a laptop or mobile device to ensure that any classified, confidential, or private data is properly removed and inaccessible to the new hardware user. We support additional data and device protection features like Device Tracking and Remote Lock as part of our standard subscription package. Regardless of your use case or security need we make it simple and affordable with excellent professional support included with every subscription. Regardless of why you need to protect and manage your laptops and mobile devices, DriveStrike is there for you and your data and device security needs.

Remote Wipe

Delete personal or client data from any DriveStrike enabled device, remotely

Geo Location

Find your lost or stolen device quickly and easily

Remote Lock

Keep unauthorized users away from sensitive data – even if the device is lost

Disk Encryption

Whole or container encryption assistance with BitLocker or VeraCrypt

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Hard Drive Wiping with DriveStrike an Overview

DriveStrike helps you quickly find your PC laptop, MacBook, Android, Linux tablet or smartphone – and protect the invaluable information contained on it – if it’s ever lost or stolen. And you can use any browser, anywhere, anytime to find out where it is and remotely lock  or wipe it. We support tracking Windows Laptops, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Our Geo-Tracking and Remotely Locate features are as follows:

Wiping Windows Laptops

  • Remote Wipe your hard drive using the DriveStrike Device page – click Wipe and you will be prompted to enter your credentials again to confirm the remote data erasure action. Once you confirm the remote wipe action DriveStrike issues a secure command that the Windows laptop will execute. Once DriveStrike receives and executes the command the data on your Windows laptop will be securely erased and the laptop will require a new operating system installation before you can use the laptop again. Keep in mind that DriveStrike will wipe all physical drives on or attached to the machine – so if you backed up your laptop and are testing DriveStrike Remote Wipe please makes sure you unplug your external drive that contains your backup because we will wipe that physically connected drive as well.
  • Offline Hard Drive Wiping using DriveStrike KillStick is quick and easy. Siimply insert the DriveStrike KillStick USB into a USB port on the Windows Laptop and boot the laptop up using the USB drive. The DriveStrike operating system will load into RAM on the laptop and once fully booted up you will see a QR code displayed. Logon to DriveStrike using a smartphone and on the Dashboard page you will see a KillStick link “Click Here to scan DriveStrike KillStick QR Codes”, click the link and click the button to capture the QR code. Once captured Submit the QR code and you will be presented with a four (4) digit verification code. Enter the four digit verification code and click either “Quick Wipe” or “Forensic Wipe” depending on the requirement. Scanning the QR code ensures we capture all of the available hardware information and associate it to your account for inventory and audit purposes without requiring you to connect the laptop to the internet. Once the wipe is complete the DriveStrike operating system will display a “Wipe Complete” message and you can scan the displayed QR code again and upload it to DriveStrike – this will ensure an audit trail indicating the type of Wipe selected and completed on the device in the event that you require an audit trail.

Wiping MacBook Pro

  • Remote Wipe your Mac hard drive using the DriveStrike Device page – click Wipe and you will be prompted to enter your credentials again to confirm the remote data erasure action. Once you confirm the remote wipe action DriveStrike issues a secure push command that the Mac will execute. Once DriveStrike receives and executes the command the data on your MacBook Pro laptop will be securely erased and a firmware lock will be placed on the Mac. You will not be able to boot up the Mac until you enter the firmware lock code.
  • Offline Hard Drive Wiping for Mac is unavailable and unsupported at this time.

Wiping Linux Laptops

  • Remote Wipe your hard drive using the DriveStrike Device page – click Wipe and you will be prompted to enter your credentials again to confirm the remote data erasure action. Once you confirm the remote wipe action DriveStrike issues a secure command that the Linux laptop will execute. Once DriveStrike receives and executes the command the data on your Linux laptop will be securely erased and the laptop will require a new operating system installation before you can use the laptop again.
  • Offline Hard Drive Wiping using DriveStrike KillStick is quick and easy. Siimply insert the DriveStrike KillStick USB into a USB port on the Linux Laptop and boot the laptop up using the USB drive. The DriveStrike operating system will load into RAM on the laptop and once fully booted up you will see a QR code displayed. Logon to DriveStrike using a smartphone and on the Dashboard page you will see a KillStick link “Click Here to scan DriveStrike KillStick QR Codes”, click the link and click the button to capture the QR code. Once camptured Submit the QR code and you will be presented with a four (4) digit verification code. Enter the four digit verification code and click either “Quick Wipe” or “Forensic WIpe” depending on the requirement. Scanning the QR code ensures we capture all of the available hardware information and associate it to your account for inventory and audit purposes without requiring you to connect the laptop to the internet. Once the wipe is complete the DriveStrike operating system will display a “Wipe Complete” message and you can scan the displayed QR code again and upload it to DriveStrike – this will ensure an audit trail indicating the type of Wipe selected and completed on the device in the event that you require an audit trail.

Wiping iPhones and iPads

  • Remote Wipe your iPhone and iPad (iOS) using the DriveStrike Device page – click Wipe and you will be prompted to enter your credentials again to confirm the remote data erasure action. Once you confirm the remote wipe action DriveStrike issues a secure push command that the iPhone will execute. Once DriveStrike receives and executes the command the data on your iPhone or iPad will be securely erased and the device will be back to a factory reset.
  • Offline Hard Drive Wiping for the iPhone and iPad is unavailable and unsupported at this time.

Wiping Android Phones and Tablets

  • Remote Wipe your Android using the DriveStrike Device page – click Wipe and you will be prompted to enter your credentials again to confirm the remote data erasure action. Once you confirm the remote wipe action DriveStrike issues a secure command that the Android will execute. Once DriveStrike receives and executes the command the data on your Android will be securely erased and the device will display just as a factory reset had taken place.
  • Offline Hard Drive Wiping for Android devices is unavailable and unsupported at this time.

Implementation

Implementing our solution is easy. Installation can be done a number of ways: via email invitation where recipients simply click on a link and follow instructions, via mass deployment software using group policies or other over the air push technology, by physically installing individually or by leveraging a remote desktop solution to remotely install on each of your devices.

Once installed you simply navigate from the Dashboard to the device in question and review the Device Details for the information you need. In the future we will have additional elements available that will allow you to set automatic wipe tripwires for situations where the device does not connect to the internet.

Upcoming DriveStrike Hard Drive Wiping Features

We have an extensive feature road map for laptop and mobile device remote wipe. Here is a list of some of the high-priority features that are coming this year:

  • Remote Wipe Deadman Switch allows administrators to set rules that require device owners to authenticate on the device or connect to the internet – failure to do one or the other triggers an automatic wipe of the device.
  • BYOD Remote Wipe Enforcement requires that DriveStrike is installed on any device accessing corporate resources. This helps to ensure employees and contractors have DriveStrike enabled on their personal devices if they are accessing company resources.

If you have some feature suggestions or questions about our product and offering please use the contact form below to let us know and someone form our team will contact you within 24 hours.

Use in the Enterprise

Secure devices and data within your mobile fleet is critical to actively managing your data breach risk in the best possible way. We are committed to helping you achieve your data security goals as well as giving you control to secure your digital assets as needed on demand. Know where every asset is and have the power to protect against data breach immediately.

You know the demands on your business and we are there to help you manage risk while empowering your team to optimize resource utilization.

Use in Small Businesses

The demands on small businesses to keep track of their employees, their laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices is growing every day. How do you ensure data security, customer information privacy, and minimize your risk while servicing your customers as best you can? With DriveStrike you can track any digital asset and lock it down if it goes missing. Imagine being able to know where your delivery, sales, service, and field maintenance person is without interrupting their work. Imagine being able to review the location data for specific employees to see if there are ways to better deploy them in the future. Add all of that capability with the reassurance that DriveStrike delivers by empowering you to remotely wipe or lock a device that is lost or stolen.

DriveStrike also gives you the power to lock out terminated employees on devices they haven’t yet returned giving you the peace of mind necessary to speak with confidence that your client data won’t be used to harm you or your clients because a disgruntled employee misused company data.

Personal Use Laptop & Device Security

Ever lose your phone or laptop? Did you ever want to know where your kids were at a moments notice? Ever need to check to make sure someone was where they said they would be? With DriveStrike, peace of mind has never been easier or more secure.

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