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Secure Data Destruction : Ways to know

Mac Users Can Ensure Their Privacy From Big Data Companies
Mac Users Can Ensure Their Privacy From Big Data Companies

Decommissioning your data center hardware is one of the tough facts of life you can count on. Fortunately, there are plenty of third-party vendors – referred to as IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) companies — that can provide data destruction and data center decommissioning services so you don’t have to deal with it.  

If you have hard drives or electronic devices that have reached the end of their life cycle, it can be easier to choose a third-party company to take your devices for you as most have specialized tools and services to eliminate the risk of exposing critical data residing on your IT hardware.  In addition, a third-party provider will even pick up your e-waste and take it directly to an offsite location where your data will securely be destroyed! The whole process becomes a lot easier when you get a third party data destruction company to help you with your end of life equipment and your e-waste. 

OceanTech, a leader in the ITAD industry, is trusted by many companies.  Some of our valued clients include Norton Lifelock, eBay, Target, CBS Corporation, NBCUniversal, UnitedHealth Group, Thomson Reuters, Netflix, and LifeTime Fitness, to decommission their data center.  Our in-house ITAD experts leverage our proprietary data sanitization platform, WipeOS, to provide complete compliance and a full audit trail for your peace of mind.

WipeOS is a solution for permanently destroying data from commonly used IT devices found in most organizations. Incorporating WipeOS into your network or using one of the other features like USB or Wi-Fi to sanitize data from decommissioned devices will eliminate the risk of a data breach. Even if your policy is to shred hard drives containing data, there is still a massive exposure to loss or theft during the time it takes for a device to be decommissioned, the drive to get pulled, and the hard drive to be shredded. 

A WipeOS appliance can be plugged into a switch on an existing Local Area Network (LAN) and be used to sanitize any or all devices prior to removal. The resulting data logs are accessible via our secure online portal.  By using an existing network infrastructure, organizations can ensure and certify that 

devices have been wiped of all data before they are removed, thereby eliminating the risk of potentially being misplaced or stolen while in transit or storage.

WipeOS reporting automatically reads the make, model and serial number of the drives to pre-populate a certificate of destruction, eliminating the time-consuming task of scanning each individual drive. By selecting 1-pass, 3-pass or 7-pass wipe, it’s easy to stay in compliance with your internal processes and clients’ needs.

Wiping Standards Passes

AR 380-193-Pass
British HMG Infosec Standard 5, Enhanced Standard3-Pass
Canada RCMP TSSIT OPS-II7-Pass
Germany VSITR7-Pass
Gutmann AII35-Pass
Gutmann MFM18-Pass
Gutmann RLL 1,726-Pass
Gutmann RLL 2,723-Pass
NIST 800-88r1 Clear1-Pass
Pfitzner Algorithm33-Pass
Pfitzner Algorithm7-Pass
Russian GOST-R 50739-952-Pass
Schneier’s Algorithm7-Pass
U.S. Air Force System Security Instruction 50203-Pass
U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22-M3-Pass
U.S. Department of Defense 5220.28-STD7-Pass
U.S. Navy Staff Office Publication NAVSO P-5239-263-Pass

Data erasure product certifications aren’t typically easy to achieve. That’s why WipeOS is proud to partner with Ontrack, one of the world leaders in data erasure and data recovery. By its very definition, product certification endorses our product’s effectiveness by subjecting it to independently-validated quality and performance tests. It is the strongest possible indicator of the quality of the product and the environment in which it’s developed.

Wipe OS permanently removes data from IT assets such as PC’s, servers, data center equipment and smartphones.  Your devices are then able to be securely reused, resold or recycled after using a documented erasure procedure.  In short, WipeOS is simply the most secure and comprehensive data wiping software available.

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