The secure erase feature of Aiken Workbench Version 2 carries Adisa security certification provided by the ADISA organization, after passing rigorous tests at the Cyber Defence Center of the University of South Wales (UK).
The PC Auditor and the Hardware Auditor modules of Aiken WorkBench allow the secure erasing of HDD and SSD drives connected to a computer. They can use both software and firmware-based secure erase methods:
The Mobile Auditor module of Aiken WorkBench allows the secure erasing of mobile devices operating with the two most prevalent platforms:
Once every device has been successfully erased, Aiken Workbench generates a certificate containing the serial number and model of the device, the erase method used, and the erasure timestamp - among other details. This signature is stored as an encrypted object in the MySQL database, and since only the Aiken Workbench programs can decrypt the information, it cannot be meaningfully altered by other means. The reporting facility of the Aiken Workbench can later be used to print certificates of erasure that are based on true facts beyond doubt.