Secure data wiping and destruction is essential in order to maintain the security of clients’ data and to protect your brand. In relation to hard disk drives (HDD) TXO has a range of data wiping and destruction solutions and documented procedures on offer according to client instruction.
Hard Drive Shredding and Destruction
- For some, HDD and other storage media must be destroyed on-site. In this case TXO arranges for a mobile shredding vehicle to attend at your premises, destruction takes place in situ and TXO generates a certificate of destruction with a detailed asset register by part code and serial number.
- For others, it is acceptable for the data wiping and destruction to take place off-site at TXO’s top class facility. In this case, material is collected in a secure vehicle, the devices are catalogued by part code and serial number and then physically shredded to 20mm fractions. The hard drive shredding process completely destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and the electronic components rendering the data unrecoverable. An itemised certificate of destruction will be issued for your further assurance.
Blancco Data Wiping
In some cases there may be a commercial case to data wipe rather than destroy. Where the client approves this option TXO will wipe HDD in our secure lab using the industry leading Blancco Software which meets the UK government standard of INFOSEC 5 (higher). The Blancco system allows TXO to output certificated evidence that the HDD or array has been completely wiped. For more information about the Blancco system please visit www.blancco.com. A major benefit of the data erasure procedure is that when hard drives are wiped they are almost always reusable within your own organisation. Alternatively, you may wish to resell your equipment, which we will be pleased to assist with.
TXO Systems is an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) and holds the necessary permits to operate a WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) recycling facility and may also transport WEEE. For additional peace of mind TXO holds ISO 27001 certification which is an international management standard relating to information security. For further details please visit our certifications & memberships and WEEE recycling pages. Additionally, our fully trained and professional staff are available to speak to and will always do their best to answer questions as quickly as possible.