Proton’s T-4 Automatic Degausser Receives “Best of FOSE 2010” Award

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Proton’s T-4, the newest and currently most powerful degausser on the NSA Evaluated Products List, received another IT endorsement when it was awarded a “Best of FOSE 2010” award at the FOSE conference in Washington, DC on March 24th. The Proton T-4 employs EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) technology for quick and automatic sanitization of magnetic media such as hard drives and tapes. The T-4’s degaussing power is capable of erasing information on multi-terabyte hard disk drives. This capability results in an important value proposition and cost savings for users over the next several years as disk density increases.

Proton T-4 degausser is on the NSA Evaluated Products list for hard drive sanitization and data destruction. Provides data security to any organization that has sensitive data.

Proton T-4

The award validates the years of hard work that went into building this incredible degausser and the benefits and value that the product brings to federal agencies and government contractors to securely dispose of and sanitize confidential information.

Proton’s T-4, the newest and currently most powerful degausser on the NSA Evaluated Products List, received another IT endorsement when it was awarded a “Best of FOSE 2010” award at the FOSE conference in Washington, DC on March 24th. (FOSE is the largest federal government information technology tradeshow and conference in the US).

“The FOSE award validates the years of hard work that went into building this incredible degausser and the benefits and value that the product brings to federal agencies and government contractors to securely dispose of and sanitize confidential information,” said John Lobo, CEO of Proton Data Security when accepting the award. “Software ‘wiping’ of hard drives may still leave data recoverable and is extremely time consuming. With greater density drives a “wipe” could take over 12 hours so is no longer feasible. The Proton T-4 leaves no doubt that data on any hard drive or tape available today is totally destroyed in a matter of seconds.”

The Proton T-4 employs EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) technology for quick and automatic sanitization of magnetic media. Able to achieve a flux field of 40,000 gauss, the T-4’s degaussing power is capable of destroying information on multi-terabyte hard disk drives. This capability results in an important value proposition and cost savings over the next several years as disk density increases.

“We are so confident in the degaussing power of the T-4 that Proton guarantees it will erase any magnetic media up to 3 TB that fits through the products chamber opening. We do not know of any other degausser manufacturer that is willing to make such a guarantee on their product today,” Lobo said.

The T-4 delivers the ability to destroy sensitive information, integrates with best practice security procedures, and allows businesses and government agencies to comply with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) standards and many legislative regulations such as FACTA, HIPAA, GLB and state privacy regulations.

Not only is the T-4 the strongest degausser available on the market, but at 128 pounds it is also lighter than other degaussers in its class on the NSA List and can be conveniently used for table top or floor operation. The product has an optional shipping case with wheels for easy movement and convenience. The unit can be operated while still in the case. As with all of Proton’s products, the T-4 is manufactured in the USA.

About Proton:
Proton Data Security, a certified minority business enterprise, specializes in data security and manufactures degaussers and declassification systems. Proton's mission is to produce and distribute data destruction products that provide commercial and government businesses with the ability to be compliant with numerous global legislative mandates and best practice data security standards, in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 1987, Proton's degausser and declassifier products have been tested and have received compliance certification from the US Department of Defense (DoD) and meet or exceed standards for electronic data destruction. Numerous DoD agencies, IT security companies, hospitals, banks and educational institutions currently use Proton’s products.

To learn more about Proton and its products, services and authorized resellers, visit http://www.protondata.com or email info(at)protondata(dot)com.

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