If your company stores personal or financial data on a PC hard drive, server or backup tapes, you need a secure way of dealing with those items when deciding to upgrade equipment or clear out old tapes. If you fail to make sensitive data unusable, not only could you run the risk of it falling into the wrong hands, you could also be breaching Data Protection laws.
Degaussing renders hard drives, media tapes and other magnetic media unusable. This process works by passing equipment through a powerful magnetic field, which rearranges magnetic particles to leave data 100% unusable and unrecoverable.
It’s worth remembering that even if a hard drive isn’t working, it still contains data – and that data could still be recovered. Degaussing is the only way to remove that risk completely.
Shredall comply with all relevant industry safety standards in both the UK and US. Our degausser is NATO and UK government-approved, and meets the standards of both the US National Security Agency and Department of Defence.
Clients who benefit from our degaussing service include data storage companies; financial service companies; emergency services, hospitals and healthcare organisations; universities and other educational establishments; and IT departments.