This KB provides step-by-step instructions on "How to leverage BitRaser Cloud Console" to automate and manage your data wiping needs.
BitRaser Cloud console helps drive scalability, boost efficiency, & ensure compliance. It offers ITADs and service providers with a large-scale data-wiping solution that seamlessly performs ISO customization and saves the time needed for data-wiping operations. Additionally, BitRaser Cloud Console helps businesses standardize the erasure of devices & drives across all locations with minimal team effort.
It is also used for assigning roles & managing users responsible for performing erasure and diagnostics. In addition, it allows for round-the-clock access to a centralized repository of erasure reports and certificates for streamlining audit trails.
Once you purchase the product, you will receive login credentials for BitRaser Cloud on the registered email ID. Follow the link to change your password, and you are ready to start using the BitRaser Cloud Console.
We will now provide you an overview of different components of BitRaser Cloud Console and explore steps needed to configure, automate and bring uniformity to your data wiping process across all locations.
You will see your dashboard on the home page of BitRaser Cloud Console. It contains information about the product licenses for all BitRaser products. Users need these licenses to erase data from a device or run diagnostic procedures on it. The licenses are consumed when a user performs an erasure or diagnostic task. The usage of licenses is not time-bound, i.e., BitRaser licenses do not expire until consumed. When a user logs into the BitRaser Cloud Console home page, the number of available/consumed licenses is displayed on the right side for all BitRaser products.
Under the Users & Licenses tab, you can see the total available and consumed licenses as well as the date of purchase.
BitRaser Cloud Console Allows Distributing Licenses in 2 Ways:
- Pool Licenses: The licenses are shared with users in a Pool Group. Only the Admin or Manager has the right to create and distribute the licenses in a Pool Group. The main advantage of this license distribution is that it allows erasure or diagnostic process to continue unhampered by the absence of a particular user.
- Individual Licenses: The licenses are assigned to a particular user who is not a part of the Pool Group. Individual users can be found under the default group tab.
Users- Defining Roles & Management:
BitRaser Cloud Console allows for defining roles to users that is especially useful for many reasons:
- Creating and managing user access to licenses and reports.
- It can be used to distribute licenses across boundaries and physical locations and managed centrally.
- It provides an auditor role that can be assigned to 3rd party auditors for accessing erasure reports and certificates for audit and compliance purposes.
The different users that can be made in BitRaser Cloud are mentioned below with their role descriptions.
Centralized Repository- Access to Reports & Certificates:
BitRaser Cloud Console allows for ease of access to reports & certificates of erasure. These can be accessed via the reports tab and are bifurcated according to BitRaser product type.
The report can be searched according to different criteria making finding a particular report or certificate easy.
Furthermore, you can access the certificates from the save certificate tab.
ISO Customization- Automating Erasure:
Users can leverage the customize ISO feature to ensure that standardized erasure processes are followed across the organization. This standardization is especially helpful in ensuring no errors are made due to human fault as well as automating the entire wiping process. It also ensures that the erasure process remains unchanged even if done across boundaries and reduces the manual work required for filling in details for each erasure process (automation).
You can find the customization options on the right side of the BitRaser Cloud Console main page; a drop-down menu appears when the user clicks on the user name.
You have the choice to download the pre-configured bootable ISO images or modify them to meet your needs. These ISO images can then be burned onto a bootable device such as a USB for installing the BitRaser applications.
Under the customize ISO feature, you can customize according to your needs and business requirements.
For example, when you click on Customize BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO, you will see the tab below.
When you click on the customize tab, you see this window open.
Once you put down the options you want to see in your report, you click next to move to the next tab.
In the next tab, you can choose any of the 24 erasure methods your business requires.
The next tab allows you to set the server settings.
With the network tab, you can save the network details; it saves a lot of time when wiping multiple disks.
You also have the option to add 20 custom fields as required by your client or business process.
The next tab allows you to put your logo or your client's logo on the erasure reports.
Finally, if you want, you can put comments to help you identify the ISO and its purpose at a glance. After that, you click on CREATE, and in a couple of minutes, you will have your own customized ISO file that can now be used to start erasing or diagnostic process.
Note: To learn more about BitRaser ISO customization, you can either read our KB article or BitRaser detailed ISO Customization guide. Refer to the detailed BitRaser Cloud user guide here.