Miami, Florida – ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iShredder Mac 2, their new military grade data deletion tool for macOS. The app allows users to drag-and-drop files, folders, hard drives, an external drives to the app’s shredding area and securely erase the data with just a click of the “Shred” button.
Using the same data shredding techniques as their popular iShredder iOS app, ProtectStar’s iShredder Mac securely and efficiently erases data using secure erasure algorithms that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. The app eliminates any chance for data reconstruction, even by government agencies.
“Many users believe that when they delete files from their Mac’s hard drive, that they’re gone for good. The truth is, the files can be recovered using any one of a number of macOS disk utilities. That’s due to the way computers “delete” files. They don’t really remove the data, they simply mark the files as deleted,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “Files aren’t really gone forever until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms. iShredder Mac securely overwrites the ‘deleted’ files using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”
The latest version of iShredder Mac 2 includes a new innovative search and collection algorithm to detect and effectively clean up useless temporary junk data, caches, and log files on the Mac as well as macOS snapshots. With just a push of a button, iShredder Mac not only brings back valuable storage space to your Macbook or iMac, it also ensures a performance tuning. This ensures that the files that contain fragments of your personal data are erased.
The new release of iShredder Mac 2 is also fully compliant with the European privacy legislation (GDPR).
iShredder Mac 2 is available in two versions. The Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. The iShredder Mac Military Edition offers 18 erasing methods in total, while also offering advanced deletion reports.
iShredder Mac Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. iShredder Mac Mac Military Edition uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06. Each algorithm has been analyzed by independent authorities and organizations to ensure it really does what it promises, which is destroy data beyond any hope of restoration.
iShredder Mac Professional Edition Features Include:
* Compatible with all Mac models
* Deletes files, folders, hard drives, external drives, USB Sticks, SD cards, and more
* Secure data deletion up to the top-secret security standard level
* A detailed deletion report provides evidence of deletion
* Compatible with Solid State Drives (SSD) and Flash memory
* Wiping of Temporary Data and macOS Snapshots
* Full Drag & Drop support
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail
iShredder Mac Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Advanced erasure reports
* Enhanced military deletion methods
Both editions have integrated the high-secure Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm developed by ProtectStar Inc. in 2017. The new deletion method also encrypts the blocks completely using the 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Algorithm) and uses high-quality random numbers generated based on Feder Information Processing Standards (FIPS).
* Mac OS 10.11 or higher
* Supports OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra, and High Sierra
* Internet connection for activation and updates
* 64-bit processor
* 50 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iShredder Mac 2 Professional Edition is just $19.90 and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website.
iShredder Mac 2 Military Edition is just $29.90 (USD) and is also available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website.
Review copies are available upon request.
Founded in 2004 by Chris Bohn, Miami, Florida-based ProtectStar Inc. was established with the single intent of offering innovative security solutions for individuals and corporations alike. The company offers a number of security-enhancing solutions for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows users. The company currently serves over 1,000,000 satisfied customers worldwide. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2018 ProtectStar Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS X, and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.