Data Erasure & Media Destruction Services
IT asset decommissioning can be a huge challenge for IT operations managers. This challenge is intensified by the potential risks involved with data security, recycling restrictions and environmental regulations. Some organizations must comply with HIPAA, SOX, RoHS or other EPA regulations in their IT asset disposition procedures, and our e-Stewards certified IT asset erasure services can ensure your compliance.
SMS data erasure and media destruction services makes certain that all IT assets are securely erased or destroyed. Our services conform to industry standards such as DOD 3-pass, 7-Pass, and NIST 800-88. Sanitized assets can then either be properly recycled, or resold to recoup some of its original value.
In many cases, older equipment with no fair-market value may in fact have value to SMS and can help to replenish our spare parts inventory, keeping the majority of old IT asset components out of landfills. This is a key SMS differentiator when compared to most other IT asset sanitization and destruction service companies, and a key component of our e-Stewards certification and environmental sustainability efforts.
SMS mitigates the risk of sensitive data getting into the wrong hands.
SMS produces certificates of erasure or destruction when devices are sanitized, and includes details of resale, recycling or destruction of the device. This detailed information is then easily accessible via singlePoint®, our secure, proprietary, web-based IT asset lifecycle management application.
Data erasure & media destruction services are carried out in the ways:
Hard Drive and Media Erasure
SMS complies with industry standards for data security. All devices can be sanitized to DOD 3-pass / 7-pass military specifications, or NIST 800-88.
- DOD 5220.22-M(E) is the process of overwriting a disk with a 3-pass process.
- DOD 5220.22-M(ECE) is the process of overwriting a disk with a 7-pass process that includes DoD 5220.22-M(C) with pseudo random values for step 4.
- NIST 800-88 a one-pass process that is the most secure because it overwrites the entire disk including all addressable and boot sectors.
Hard Drive and Media Destruction
SMS can physically destroy or shred data-bearing media if erasure is not an option. Solutions for asset destruction include the following:
- HDD Destruction (onsite / offsite)
- HDD shredding (onsite / offsite)
- Tape shredding
- End-user computing destruction (smart phones, PDAs, tablets, etc.)
Don't let sensitive business data fall into the wrong hands when our data erasure & media destruction services can easily remove the risk.