New CrashPlan Data Sanitization/Delete Capabilities Help Enterprises More Easily Comply with Rigorous Data Standards

Code42’s cloud-based enterprise endpoint backup now features advanced, triple-pass data sanitization and secure delete capabilities, supporting compliance with U.S. DoD 5220.22M

Minneapolis — Jan 28, 2014 

Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today—on Data Privacy Day—announced new capabilities for its CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup that help organizations more easily meet data compliance standards, including U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5220.22M data sanitization provisions.

“Many of our enterprise customers deal with sensitive or classified federal government information, and are required to meet DoD data sanitization provisions,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and chief executive officer of Code42. “An often overlooked—but equally important—feature is to guarantee the data is truly erased when compliance is involved.”

CrashPlan’s new, built-in secure delete capability implements an advanced, triple-pass overwrite process that makes it impossible for deleted archives to be recovered through forensics or file system utilities—and eliminates the need for a separate, third-party application for that purpose.

“Complying with government mandates around data security and management is a major concern for some of our clients,” said Joe Mark Phillips, director at Delcom Group. “We’re highly impressed with Code42’s ability to solve such a pervasive market problem. And our customers are thrilled at the thought of tapping an application they already trust to address this critical regulatory function.”

National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day (DPD), observed annually on January 28, is an international effort to recognize the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. DPD celebrates the Jan. 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108—the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection—and also kicks off Data Privacy Month.

Code42 is championing Data Privacy Month with resources for IT pros to learn best practices for data management and protection. To learn more, visit

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