As soon as retired electronic equipment leaves the data center, any intact data become vulnerable to exposure and can result in a potential data breach. Companies remain responsible for the security of collected data even after assets have been removed from your data center.
Don’t take any unnecessary risks. When security is absolutely paramount, you need to ensure your data is destroyed before IT assets leaves your premises. This removes all data risk associated with transporting material.
SLS offers a range of services for destroying sensitive data at our clients’ data centers. We help you meet regulatory requirements for data protection and avoid penalties for lack of compliance.
SLS offers data destruction solutions for:
Storage area networks (SAN)
Network area storage (NAS)
Solid state drives
Data Destruction Methods
How It Is Done
We offer several solutions for destroying data on data bearing assets. Reporting will typically include inventory reports and certificates of data destruction. Clients utilizing these services can be confident their data is secured, their IT investment is protected, and all equipment is responsibly managed.
Erasing instead of physically destroying a hard drive enables reuse of the drive. Clients are able to redeploy hard drives internally or resell erased hard drives. Hard drive erasure offers a great solution for destroying data and ensuring value recovery. Reuse is also a more sustainable choice compared to recycling. SLS offers erasure of loose drives and in-machine drives.
Degaussing or crushing provides a quick method for physical destruction of hard drives.
Destruction through degaussing is achieved by applying a significant magnetic charge to the hard drive. The magnetic charge immediately erases data on the hard drive. Please note that degaussing is only effective on magnetic media (magnetic hard drives and backup tapes).
Crushing hard drives using a hard drive crusher, applies enough force to break the hard drive platters. Using equipment properly sized, crushing is effective for magnetic and solid state drives.
Clients like this quick and easy one-two punch. Degaussing and crushing are frequently used together, providing an added layer of data security.
SLS offers high volume hard drive destruction services at your data center:
We install and operate permanent shredders in data centers. This frees your team to focus on managing the live environment.
We also operate trucks equipped with hard drive shredders that can shred thousands of storage media per day. Our trucks contain industry-leading shredding technology which reduces your data-bearing media to tiny pieces and ensures that data is irretrievable.
Hard drive serial numbers are scanned prior to shredding to facilitate final inventory reconciliation. Same day Certificates of Data Destruction can be provided. Our shredding services ensure that your drives are completely destroyed and 100% of data is secured.
If our mobile shred truck is sent to your data center, we can back-haul 2-4 pallets of e-waste and IT assets for processing at a reduced shipping rate.
Lockable Storage Bins
For Secure Hard Drive Storage
SLS offers lockable storage bins to secure accumulated hard drives until destruction services are provided. The SLS tamper-proof bins have been designed for any electronic media to be safely stored in a steel plate, tamper proof bin in your data center awaiting secure destruction. Typically used for loose hard drives, tapes, thumb drives, mobile phones, CDs, DVDs and other data bearing storage devices.
For Hard Drive Transport
Some projects require secure transport from a client location to a SLS facility. Lockable bins provide an affordable solution for certain situations. The secured bins increase the security of assets during shipment.