The TOE is a secure drive erasure tool developer by Ziperase. It may be used in a standalone configuration or in a network configuration. In both scenarios, the TOE is used for booting up a target host which contains a drive that needs to be erased in a secure manner.
The Ziperase Drive Erasure Software v3.0 implements a rich set of erasure standards suitable for different drive types. There are:
Aperiodic Random Overwrite Method
- CESG CPA - Higher
- DoD 5220.22-M
- DoD 5220.22-ECE
- NIST 800-88 Clear
- NIST 800-88 Purge
- HMG Infosec Standard 5, Higher
- HMG Infosec Standard 5, Lower.
There are no hardware parts on the TOE. The TOE software is distributed as an ISO package file and includes the operating system, the GUI, the connectivity software and the implementation of all erasure algorithms and management functions.
The TOE implements a suite of tests to verify the erasure results at the completion of each erasure. Any deviation is reported to the user of the TOE. The erasure reports are protected by a cryptographically secure message digest to prevent falsification.