Choices for data sanitization from ITAD Services
When assets reach end-of-life, there are options for protecting the sensitive information stored on data bearing assets. If media has not been properly sanitized, confidentiality is at risk of being accessed by unauthorized individuals.
IT asset disposition (ITAD) services include three methods to securely removing data from retired electronics:
- Software: There are several software options that can sanitize data. We recommend choosing a method that follows the NIST 800-88 guidelines.
- Degaussing: Using a strong magnetic field degaussing is an effective means of removing data, but will render the hard drive inoperable.
- Physical destruction: Shredding is the choice of many organizations. However, due to heavy metals in the circuit board, the shredded material creates a waste stream.
Our HD Shredding Services
Transpere offers all data destruction options depending on each customer’s corporate policy.
We’ve added to our destruction capabilities with our new mobile shredder service.
Typical shredding companies require that your media be loaded and transferred to a specific area near a warehouse dock. Our shredder’s mobility allows the convenience of bringing the shredder straight to you and can easily be rolled into your office or secure area of choice in your facility.
How does hard drive shredding work?
Hard drive shredding is the process of cutting the media into pieces that are too small for data to be retrievable. The fragments of the media are processed by downstream smelter partners which allows those metals to be re-introduced into manufacturing. As an R2 certified provider we manage your media from start to finish of the shredding process, from serialization of hard drives to the management of scrap material.
Off-site and On-site Hard Drive Shredding
Upon completion of sanitization we provide a Certification of Destruction to keep for your auditable records.
Our full logistics services provide you options to ship, drop-off, or have us pick up your assets allowing the flexibility to select either off-site or on-site shredding.
Off-site HD Shredding
Off-site shredding is performed at our secure facility. You can schedule a drop-off or pick-up with our logistics team. We also offer the option to send you a secure case with a live GPS tracking feature for you to ship your media to us.
On-site HD Shredding
On-site shredding is done at your facility. We will bring our shredder to you and complete the shredding process in your secured area. This allows you to witness the service and ensure that your privacy expectations are met.
Want to request information about our certified nationwide ITAD services? Fill out our contact form and we will be in touch to discuss how we can meet your ITAD needs.