New York businesses required to comply with so many privacy regulations, they can t afford to take risks. As computers and servers reach their end-of-life, though, many organizations find they are faced with a dilemma. Old equipment is piling up but to safely send it offsite means putting sensitive company data at risk, including customer credit card information, social security numbers, and personal health information.
At National Computer Warehouse Services (NCWS), we take your data privacy needs seriously. We offer a variety of services to New York businesses that not only give you the peace of mind you need, but you can also request an official certification to serve as proof that the data on your hard drive has been destroyed to your specifications. This paperwork can prove vital in the event your organization faces an audit.
Hard Drive Destruction Options
Many businesses don t realize that simply deleting files isn t enough to remove all traces of data on a hard drive. Some data wiping software does a good job of getting it 100 percent clean, but for true peace of mind, NCWS uses a combination of processes that serve as a safeguard in case something fails. Degaussing resets the magnetic charge of a hard drive to a neutral state, rendering all of the data contained on it irretrievable.
Another approach to ensuring data is unreachable on a hard drive is to physically destroy it. Some New York businesses are still destroying hard drives by crushing it to bits with a hammer or drilling a hole into one part of it. While these methods have proven effective in many cases, there is still a potential for data access after these approaches have been taken. NCWS has found that hard drive shredding is the most reliable methods of physically destroying a drive, since equipment is used to break the hard drive into small parts, ensuring it can no longer be used.
NCWS s Method
Unless otherwise directed, NCWS uses a combination of degaussing and shredding to remove every chance that the data on it will be retrievable. In cases where a business wants to reuse the hard drive, we provide certified data erasure while still leaving the hardware completely intact.
NCWS is committed to providing New York businesses the best hard drive erasure services. Whether computers or servers are being recycled to an outside source or reused internally, NCWS s services will ensure all traces of data are removed.
For more information on our equipment recycling & disposal options contact us for a custom quote. For your convenience (and at no charge) a project manager will be assigned to your account to ensure a seamless service experience!