Data Security is our top priority!

When we receive any hardware with stored data from any company, whether if it qualifies for resale or if it is broken or have a defect, we make it our primary focus to ensure that all of the data gets wiped completely from the hardware.

Your hard disk and other storage devices typically contains sensitive personal information and trade secrets which should not get in hands of others. A regular disk formatting is simply not enough. A disk formatting does however erase the data, but it does not erase them in a way that makes the data unretrievable for special tools such as data recovery software. This is why we use a certified data erasure software called Certus Software, which has the highest european approved certification for data erasure: Common Criteria EAL3+. In addition to complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it serves as your assurance that your company’s used hardware is completely erased for data.

 

Common Criteria EAL3+ Certified

Certus Software is Common Criteria EAL3+ Certified, which is the approved certification standard in EU. This data erasure software ensures 100% deletion of all data and ensures that no software or hardware based file recovery methods are able to lift any information from the wiped drives. Certus Software ensures, in other words, that the data wiped from any storage device can not be retrieved in any way.

After the data erasure of the hardware you send us Certus Software generates a Certified Data Erasure Report that we will send to you. This way you are assured that the data is 100% erased.

 

How does it work?

Our standard wipe method carries out three passes:

  • Pass 1: Writes a zero and verifies the write.
  • Pass 2: Writes a one and verifies the write.
  • Pass 3: Writes a random character and verifies the write.

By request we can use the wipe methods listed below. We do not recommend wipe methods that overwrites more than three times. It is simply to excessive and can cause damage to the hardware that is being overwritten.

  • Standard overwrite
  • British HMG IS5 Baseline
  • US DoD 5220.22-M
  • Russian GOST R 50739-95
  • NSA 130-2
  • British HMG IS5 Enhanced
  • NCSC-TG-025
  • Navso P-5329-26
  • US Air Force 5020
  • Bruce Schneier
  • Canadian OPS-II
  • German VSITR
  • Gutmann Algorithm

 

If you have any questions regarding data erasure you are most welcome to contact us through our contact form.

Certus Software made a video that gives a good description about their data erasure software.

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