An important step in data security
Companies and government agencies are implementing strict data security policies due to the increase of data breaches and publicised stories of misplaced storage media. Data destruction is an important part of the data lifecycle and verifying in-house processes adds security when repurposing or disposing of end of life media.
A secure data destruction process assists in preventing
Theft of sensitive data
Leaving sensitive information on any data storage device that is damaged or reaches the end of its life cycle puts your organisation at risk for theft, accidental exposure or legal ramifications.
Poor control of sensitive internal data
Using a verified erasure process on an employee’s computer after they leave a company – and before that computer is given to another employee –limits access to sensitive information.
Regulatory compliance violations
Data privacy and retention regulations force organisations to both retain and dispose of certain data and prove that proper procedures are in place to maintain compliance. A verified erasure process using data erasure software or erasure hardware will help your organisation better meet these regulations.
The erasure verification process
Media (HDD, SSD, etc) is prepared by writing known specified data patterns to the device prior to running sanitisation procedures. The device can be prepared by Ontrack or the customer.
The media/device is then sanitised using the customer’s sanitisation process run by Ontrack or the customer.
In-depth analysis performed
The media/device is then thoroughly searched and analysed looking for any remnants of data that may exist in any portion of the device including user data, bad/defective blocks, spare pool areas, etc.
Detailed report created
A final report is delivered to the customer detailing the process that was used to prepare, sanitise, and analyse the device and the results of the analysis.
Repeatable data destruction
Once your data destruction process has been verified by our Erasure Verification Service, you can repeat the process with the confidence it is 100% effective. If the data recovery experts at Ontrack cannot find data on your media, no one else will.
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DIY data erasure
Let us take care of your data destruction. It's an important part of the data lifecycle and verifying in-house processes adds security when repurposing or disposing of end of life media.Learn more