Secure Data Destruction
In today’s digital world, with its many dangers and myriad threats, performing comprehensive data destruction and ensuring proper disposal of electronic assets is of capital importance for businesses across all industries. For many companies, on-site data destruction is not just a preference, but a necessity. In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons behind the need for on-site data destruction and how eAsset Solutions can address all your on-site data destruction needs with our LM-1 Degausser.
Why On-Site Data Destruction?
Compliance with Regulations
- Certain industries, such as finance, healthcare and defense, are subject to strict data protection regulations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), are just a few examples of such regulations, whose purpose, among others, is to uphold data destruction standards. These require companies to handle sensitive information with utmost circumspection and care, which oftentimes includes on-site destruction to minimize the risk of security breaches.
- Transporting sensitive devices off-site for destruction introduces additional risks, which always remains a concern. Theft, loss, or accidental exposure during transit, are just a few examples of any number of things that could go wrong and result in sensitive data being compromised or breached. By electing for on-site data destruction, however, companies can effectively reduce these risks and ensure that sensitive information is securely destroyed within their premises.
Greater Control and Visibility
- Let’s face it: the optics are great. Allowing on-site staff to witness firsthand the data destruction process, while maintaining control over the entire process, ensures that all security protocols are adhered to, observed, and in addition will provide something that is truly invaluable: peace of mind. Knowing that your data has been successfully sanitized and secured, in compliance with all internal policies, makes for a great night of sleep. We promise.
Introducing eAsset Solutions’ Secure LM-1 Hard Drive and Data Tape Degausser
Recognizing the importance of on-site sanitization, eAsset Solutions offers the state-of-the-art LM1-Degausser, approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for its efficacy and security, to meet your on-site data destruction needs. Here are just a few of the benefits in using the LM-1 Degausser:
Powerful, Efficient Data Destruction
- The LM-1 Degausser employs a high-powered magnetic field to erase sensitive information from magnetic storage devices, such as hard drives and backup tapes. This process renders irretrievable all information on those devices, and provides a secure and reliable method of data destruction.
Portability and Ease of Use
- Designed to be portable and user-friendly, without loss of effectiveness, the LM-1 Degausser allows for facile transportation to any on-site location. This ensures that companies can benefit from secure data destruction without having to move any sensitive devices off-site, maintaining the integrity and chain of custody throughout the entire process.
Compliance with Industry Standards
- The LM-1 Degausser is approved by multiple organizations and meets industry standards for secure data destruction, including the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) specifications. This guarantees that the degausser effectively destroys and sanitizes sensitive data in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- By using a degausser like the LM-1, companies can contribute to environmental sustainability by avoiding the use of hazardous chemicals and incineration techniques that could harm the environment during the data destruction process. For example, using an on-site shredder for hard drives may not only be disruptive to an office setting, but releases many potentially harmful particles into the air, and can be avoided altogether by choosing data-sanitization by way of degaussing than shredding.
On-site data destruction is a critical aspect of information security for many companies. By employing eAsset Solutions’ approved LM-1 Degausser, businesses can ensure that sensitive information is securely handled and destroyed in accordance with industry standards and regulations, while minimizing any number of risks associated with off-site data destruction. Investing in the right equipment and partnering with a trusted provider like eAsset Solutions can help safeguard your company’s valuable data and maintain the trust of your clients and stakeholders.