Is Hard Drive Shredding the Only Way to Ensure Data Security?

While some sing its praises, the physical destruction of the hard drive is not always the best solution for data security. That’s because the physical destruction of the hard drive is usually only best when the source is ready to be permanently decommissioned. More often than not, companies need to wipe data from drives that they intend to reuse, which means that they need a security method that leaves the hardware intact.

Here at Reclamere, we offer a variety of methods for eliminating information from computer storage devices. We follow the protocols set forth by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our accreditation ensures that you don’t have to worry about data being recovered. Since we have many systems available, you also don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach to data wiping. Instead, you can tailor your data destruction needs to the needs of your business, the sensitivity of the information and whether or not you need to be able to reuse the storage media.

Hard drive shredding is one of the services we offer; it is a good method for the destruction of both hard drives and the data stored on them. We also offer other physical destruction methods that will make the data on hard drives permanently unreadable.

If you do need to reuse your storage media, we suggest you choose one of our software-based data destruction methods. With these systems, the hard drive or other media is preserved while previously-stored information is eliminated. All of our methods meet the standards set by the Department of Defense (DOD), so you can rest assured that you won’t be liable for data breaches as long as you have a comprehensive security program in place.

With all of the options available, there’s no need to feel compelled to destroy hard drives every time you want to get rid of information. By tailoring your methods to the conditions found in your company and the expected threat level, you’ll save money and time while achieving the security level you need.

To learn more about the ways we can help with your data destruction needs, just contact us. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have!

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