IT Asset Management Group Steps Up Focus on Mobile Shredding Service - Providing Complete Solution to Customers
Plainview, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
Due to market demand, IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG) is excited to announce their new service offering: the highly anticipated on-site data erasure program. With increasing regulations in the financial, healthcare and human services industries, along with the necessity to protect proprietary information across all industries, companies must take every step available to protect their companies from IP leaks. ITAMG’s on-site data erasure service ensures confidential data on hard drives is securely destroyed.
When hard drives have residual value hard drive wiping is the perfect choice for data destruction. ITAMG utilizes a software solution that writes multiple passes of binary code rendering the data on the hard drive unrecoverable. This software also identifies drives with mechanical defects, bad sectors or that cannot otherwise be fully erased. In this case these drives are physically shredded and recycled. The reporting feature of software erasure includes HDD and machine serial numbers, conditions of equipment, the success or failure of erasure, the time and date of wiping and the amount of passes on each drive. A certification of destruction is also provided.
The benefits of on-site data erasure are numerous. To name a few: the heads of IT departments can now visually see, on-site at their firm, the information from the drives being wiped clean, for higher level of security and record. The reporting feature provides a record of useful data in case of an audit. Employee man hours are dedicated to needed tasks within their job scope rather than spending valuable time on determining how to handle data destruction for obsolete hard drives.
Along with the on-site data erasure, ITAMG also provides the Mobile Shredder Solution Service as another on-site data destruction method, providing a fast and irreversible solution to data destruction. On-site media shredding is the proper choice when equipment is defective or no longer has any value. ITAMG brings the mobile shredder on-site to a client’s location and all specified media is destroyed at the business location witnessed by one or more employees. This process also provides firms with a heightened level of security. The mobile shredding unit was custom designed in accordance with the Department of Defense (DOD) 5220.22M to physically destroy hard drives, as well as DLT Tapes, medical films, cell phones, PDAs, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, floppy disks.
Off-site services in both data erasure and hard drive shredding are offered through ITAMG as well. In both cases the hard drives are transported back to the ITAMG facility to complete the wiping or shredding.
In the Guidelines for Media Sanitization, NIST 800-88, methods for data destruction are discussed. Stated in the document: “With the use of increasingly sophisticated encryption, an attacker wishing to gain access to an organization’s sensitive information is forced to look outside the system itself for that information. One avenue of attack is the recovery of supposedly deleted data from media. These residual data may allow unauthorized individuals to reconstruct data and thereby gain access to sensitive information. Sanitization can be used to thwart this attack by ensuring that deleted data cannot be easily recovered.” All data destruction processes at ITAMG provide this type of sanitization.
About IT Asset Management Group:
Formed in 1999, IT Asset Management Group specializes in the purchase and sale, both in the United States and abroad, of used IT equipment providing environmentally sound and secure solutions for electronic waste. The experts at ITAMG handle the liquidation of networking equipment, laptops, PCs, phone systems, servers, printing and imaging, and a variety of other IT assets.
ITAMG also offers a full suite of data destruction options; hard drive shredding, degaussing and hard drive wiping are key component options to the company’s comprehensive service.
If you wish to obtain a quote for data destruction please visit Request a Data Destruction Quote.
If you wish to obtain a quote for IT liquidation please visit Request IT Liquidation Quote.