Data Destruction Services

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PROTECT YOUR data

data destruction, data sanitization

Secure data destruction is a crucial step in the disposition of your end-of-life electronic assets. These assets contain data that, if not correctly destroyed, puts your company and customers at risk. Plus, improperly destroyed data could result in regulatory violations and fines. 

We offer a full suite of data destruction services to ensure your data is completely irrecoverable. Each method is in compliance with data destruction standards, including NIST 800-88, HIPAA, and DoD 5220.22-M 

Our team of top-secret and classified-asset-destruction experts is trained by the military. They leverage the latest in data destruction software and hardware to satisfy all of your data sanitization, security, corporate, and reporting requirements. Additionally, data destruction reports and certificates authenticate that we deliver on all promises.  

For your most sensitive assets, take advantage of our three-phase witnessed destruction process. In this method, we shear, shred, or pulverize each asset to the required specifications.

NIST 800-88 Data Destruction Methods

The nature of your data and your business determine which data destruction method is right for you. We offer the following: 

hard drive shredding

NIST 800-88 Hard Drive Shredding

We remove hard drives from the device (computer, laptop, server) and place them in our Untha Shredder. This renders them completely destroyed and the data completely unrecoverable.   

Advantage: Ideal for highly secure or sensitive data with compliance related to finance, national security, and HIPAA

Degaussing

A highly powerful magnetic field permanently removes magnetic properties from the iron oxide or chromium dioxide coatings. This results in the erasure of the recorded data pattern. Then, we dismantle the hard drive and recycle its components (metals, etc.). 

Advantage: This fast and efficient method renders the hard drive completely unusable. It is a lower-cost alternative to hard drive shredding.

Hard Drive & Network Equipment Erasure/Wiping (NIST Clean & Purge Method)

Cybercriminal experts can easily find deleted files on your hard drive. So, deletion is not enough to protect your data and achieve absolute data destruction.  

In erasure/wiping, we use sophisticated, secure data erasure software and machinery. This method generates no e waste, which means you can reuse the storage media.  

Blancco Drive Eraser software and hardware ensures the integrity of data sanitization. Blancco is the most certified erasure software —  more than 15 governing bodies and leading organizations around the world, including NIST, approve and recommend it. 

The Blancco hard drive erasure process delivers the following: 

  • Firmware level erasure, including multiple random overwrites that fill the drive’s entire logical capacity, freeze lock removal, and full data sanitization verification   
  • Validation as an operational device ready for resale 
  • Stored reports that certify and prove the secure erasure of the drive  

Read more about the Blancco process here: Data Erasure Hardware, Drive Eraser, Patended SSD Eraser Method 

Advantage: The hard drive retains its useful life. Therefore, you can remarket it, increasing your opportunity to increase IT asset recovery value. Secure data erasure backed with documented erasure validation guarantee the asset can safely enter secondary markets. The validation includes the serial number, showing proof that drive was completely erased and data is irrecoverable.

Things to consider 

Weigh these differences between shredding, degaussing, and data wiping: 1) the cost of destruction; and 2) potential resale payment for erased drives. We will help you evaluate the options to find the right method for optimal IT asset recovery. 

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data destruction services: witnessed destruction

Witnessed destruction provides extra reassurance that everything is done by the book. So, our military-trained and classified-asset-destruction team are on site to protect your brand name and sensitive data every step of the way. Additionally, our secure chain of custody includes a fully auditable paper trail, end-to-end visibility, and a Certificate of Destruction. 

There are three phases to our witnessed destruction process: 

  • Transportation and delivery. Our team loads your electronic assets into a secured vehicle. Then, we seal and monitor this truck from the time it leaves your facility to the moment it arrives at our loading dock.  
  • Witnessed delivery verification. The seal remains intact until your witness arrives. Then, our data destruction experts break the seal and bring your electronic assets into our facility. Here, they count the pieces and verify the weight.   
  • Witnessed destruction. Cameras monitor the entire process. We destroy each asset to the required specifications by shearing, shredding, or pulverizing. Your witness observes and verifies that we successfully destroy each electronic asset. 

Our data destruction methods comply with the NIST 800-88 standard to ensure complete data destruction. And, for added peace of mind, you receive a full data verification report and any relevant certificates. This includes an end-of-use certificate, DLA Form 1822, a Certificate of Destruction (CoD), and a Certificate of Sanitization (COS) that captures and lists the serial numbers of sanitized drives. 

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