Certus Erasure Engine, version 3.11.7

  • Category: Safe Erase Tools
  • Manufacturer: Certus Software SRL.
  • Type: Product
  • Evaluating laboratory: Epoche & Espri
  • Certification Status: Certified
  • Certification Date: 2016-06-16
  • Maintenance Certification Date: 2018-07-02
  • Standard Version: Common Criteria 3.1 release 4
  • Evaluation Level: EAL4 + ALC_FLR.1 + AVA_VAN.5

Maintained TOE reference:

Certus Erasure Engine, version 3.11.7

The Software Development Department, component of Nera Computers S.R.L. company, who developed and maintained the TOE Certus Erasure Engine, version 3.2, has been transformed into a distinct software development company, named Certus Software S.R.L. Therefore, all developers, equipment and developed products, including TOE, have been transferred to the newly registered company, Certus Software S.R.L.

The format of the public version ID has been changed from Monotonic Versioning format (X.Y) to the Semantic Versioning format (X.Y.Z). So, the version ID of the TOE has been changed from 3.2 to 3.11.7.

Therefore, the TOE has been maintained according to supporting document CCDB Assurance Continuity: CCRA requirements. v2.1, June 2012.

Certus Erasure is a software product designed to fulfil the need for protection of the sensitive data stored on computers or storage devices selected for reuse or recycle.

It permanently erases from storage devices addressable data such as files, folders, partitions and other user or operating system hidden areas, and in the same time it verifies the result and provides reliable evidence related to success or failure.

It is compatible with x86 architecture systems and ATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS, FC, or USB attached storage devices.

The following are the erasing standards (patterns) supported by the product: Standard Overwrite, British HMG IS5 Baseline, Russian GOST R 50739-95, NSA 130-2, British HMG IS5 Enhanced, US DoD 5220.22-M, NCSC-TG-025, Navso P-5329-26, US Air Force 5020, Bruce Schneier, Canadian OPS-II, German VSITR, Gutmann Algorithm.

The Target of Security (TOE) evaluated is Certus Erasure Engine (CEE) module.

It represents only a part of the whole software product Certus Erasure.

This module (CEE) is responsible for:

  • data erasing;
  • data erase verification;
  • audit data collection;
  • report data generation and delivery.


  • Certificado de mantenimiento / Maintenance Certificate:

    BOE-A-2018-9210 pdf | 216.77 KB
  • Declaración de seguridad de mantenimiento / Maintenance Security Target:

    2018-03-ST pdf | 448.49 KB