computer data wipe tool

About Redkey

EASY TO USE

Redkey is specifically designed to be easy to use - it works automatically! Just plug it in to a spare USB port before powering on your computer, and initiate the wipe - using the easy to use menu built in to the key. The end result is a clean computer - ready for safe sale or disposal. Now you can wipe all of your old computers - effortlessly! A quick-start guide + full instructions are included. Finally, a product that is easy to use. 

 

RECYCLING / DONATING?

Suitable for home & business use. Sanitise old / redundant I.T. equipment in-house. Eliminate the risk of a data breach. Non-restrictive licence. 


USE THE REDKEY ON A COMPUTER PRIOR TO:  

Sale: eBay|Amazon|Gumtree|Facebook|Craigslist|Auctions 

Recycling: Free-cycle|Collection companies|Municipal / Domestic Waste sites

Donating: Charity|Schools|Education|Non-Profit Organisations

Workplace: System Admin|Liquidation|Asset Redeployment|GDPR NIST Compliance

When Buying: Tip - when buying a used PC, make sure it's clean too!

Gifts: Hand-me-downs|Giving an old computer to family, friends, Etc. 

 

OTHER USES: 

Properly remove Spyware|Virus|Trojan|Malware.

To sanitise computer equipment when travelling in/out of certain countries.

To stop Hackers|Snoops|Law Enforcement |Government|Companies|Spies.

Speed up a slow PC by wiping clean and starting fresh.

Connect multiple drives and create a cleaning station on an old PC. 

Use in a crisis / emergency situation. 

+ Much more...

 

WHY WOULD I NEED THIS PRODUCT? 

Redkey stops your personal information being discovered when a computer is disposed of. Personal Information or any other data can easily be found on computers - even after it's been deleted. Data is stored on the "hard drive" inside every computer. The Redkey uses a special process to wipe your computer’s hard drive in a way that is much more secure than just "deleting" or "resetting." Except, these days - not just hard drives are used. There is now Solid State Technology, to which the Redkey is compatible. Regardless, the Redkey is a heavy-duty wipe solution for when you need to be 100% certain the job is done properly.

 

HOW DO I USE IT?

Simply plug your Redkey in to a spare USB port on the computer to be wiped, then switch on power. It’s designed to work automatically, and once loaded - no further interaction is required. Your computer will start to wipe after 60 seconds (this can be skipped if urgent) and after an hour or more, the wipe process is completed. When the wipe is complete, this is visually indicated on your screen, and also indicated by audio beeps every 5 minutes. How long the wipe takes depends on the size of the drive in your computer. 

 

WILL IT WORK ON MY COMPUTER?

RedKey USB works on most home / business type computers with a spare USB port available. This includes PC's, Desktop's & Laptops made since 2000 & Mac / MacBook’s made since 2006. 32+64 Bit supported. X86 and above. It works with both HDD Hard Drives and the latest SSD Solid State drives, and combinations thereof. The Redkey can work with either a keyboard, a mouse, or both (or neither if configured correctly.) It can even work on partially broken computers where you can't see the screen properly. For this reason, audio beeps are included so you can hear when a computer has been wiped. It works on both PC's & Macs including laptop variants. Redkey may not work on some server / virtual / specialist type computers or with RAID or JBOD hardware based disk controllers.    

 

DOES IT EXPIRE?

No. The Redkey is a "pay-once" product and is designed to last for years. You can use it to wipe as many computers as you want, as many times as you wish. It never runs out. 

 

SUMMARY:

  • Works on most computers
  • Simple, easy to use navigation menu.
  • Securely erase up to 6 drives at once. 
  • Automatic 60 second countdown to wipe. 
  • Mouse & keyboard support. 
  • Audio notifications (where hardware supports)
  • Advanced area for experienced users. Select individual disks etc.
  • All contained on a durable metal Red key shaped USB drive!

 

The Redkey is available on its own, or as part of a kit containing other coloured keys. The other coloured keys are not the same as the Redkey. 

 

The Blue & Green keys are simply regular, empty, USB sticks - set in the same style as the Redkey. They are just for storing your data files like any other regular USB stick, however - they are manufactured to the same high quality specification as the Redkey. 

 

Use them prior to, or following the use of the Redkey to store or transfer files that you actually want to keep. You must make sure you back up any data you want to keep before using the Redkey, because once it's gone, it's gone forever. The Blue and Green keys are optional extras that help simplify your backup and restoration tasks if applicable, but the Redkey will still work fine on its own, without them. Full comprehensive instructions and advice is included in a printed instruction manual covering various uses for each key.

 

NEW FEATURES FOR 2019!

Remote Update Service. Update your Redkey online to the latest version of software whenever future updates are released. 


Optional Text Interface. The Redkey uses a Graphical User Interface. A separate text interface is available for use if preferred.


Language Support. Choose from several language options. English (Default), Dutch |Nederlands, German | Deutsche, Swedish |Svenska, Japanese | 日本人, French | Français, Italian | Italiano, Spanish | Español, Korean |  한국어, Hindi | हिंदी (Graphical user interface only), Chinese |中文 (Graphical user interface only) English is selected by default.  


Enhanced, multi-stage wipe process. The Redkey erase process now combines multiple data erasing techniques. It's designed to prevent data recovery by all known techniques. The new "Cryptographic" function overwrites a disk with Random data generated using the "Blowfish" encryption algorithm. "Binary" erase uses conventional digital erasure techniques to overwrite every single bit of data on a disk drive. Internal wipe coming soon.

 

Verification. Following a wipe, the Redkey scans your computer for any remaining data to make sure everything is gone! Should anything be detected, it will be identified and erased. Works independently of the wipe process.


Reporting. When wipe is complete download and save a progress report as a text file on any Fat32 formatted memory stick. Helps meet guidelines on data security and safe asset disposal practices such as those specified in NIST and GDPR guidelines. Currently active and under development for improvement.


FORTHCOMING FEATURES (LATE 2019/EARLY 2020)


Internal erase: Will add an additional layer of security to the existing wipe process. Redkey will interface directly with disk hardware and purge data directly from a disk.  

Software certification. Redkey will apply to have the software certified by an industry recognised professional organisation. 


Advanced features. An advanced menu is included where wipe options may be customised. Specify individual disks to be wiped and customise wipe methods used and select from several binary wipe pattern algorithms.


LICENCING.


Redkey uses a perpetual licence and is suitable for both home and business / commercial use. No restrictive licencing nor expensive pay per use. Great value! 

 

SHIPPING

 

All Redkey products are currently in stock & available of the shelf and ready to ship immediately. Dispatch usually occurs within 48hrs. All orders are sent fully tracked and insured worldwide via Royal Mail. A signature or identification may be required upon delivery to some destinations. Free shipping applies on orders over the value of £25.