Any company that has personal or financial data stored on PCs, servers or backup tapes runs the risk of the data falling into the wrong hands if they update their computer systems or dispose of unwanted tapes. This can even put companies at risk of breaching Data Protection laws.
Simply overwriting magnetic media does not erase data completely. The only way to be sure that the data is completely destroyed is to use a method called degaussing, which uses an electro-magnet to erase data from magnetic media.
Shredall are a leading document security company offering nationwide document shredding and data destruction services. They have recently won a new global degaussing contract, which follows the completion of a very successful world-wide project degaussing four-thousand hard drives. And last month, Shredall travelled to Cyprus to degauss one-thousand tapes and hard drives, sending the degaussed media back to Shredall HQ to be shredded.
Shredall’s Managing Director, Lloyd Williams, comments: “Shredall have taken on a huge contract and I am confident we will perform to the best of our ability. Cyprus was successful – and now we look forward to taking on the rest of Europe, every American state and all four corners of the globe!”
Lloyd continues: “Shredall have invested a substantial amount into a NATO approved degausser to ensure we comply with all relevant standards in our industry. It is approved by the UK government, meets specified requirements of SEAP (Security Equipment Assessment Panel) and the CESG Standard for the secure erasure and destruction of information plus data stored on magnetic media up to a top secret level.”
Degaussing involves passing the media through a powerful magnetic field which rearranges the metallic particles. This ensures that the data is removed completely and cannot be recovered. This renders hard drives and other media inoperative, but safeguards secure data against falling into the wrong hands.
Director Lucy Williams says: “Shredall is one of only two companies in the UK who are annually audited to NAID AAA Certification. We are also members of the BSIA Information Destruction Section.”
And Sales Director Nik Williams adds: “Not only do we meet UK standards – we meet US Government National Security Agency standards and US-DoD requirements.”
Shredall’s degaussing service is suitable for any company or organisation that stores data using magnetic media, such as hospitals, educational establishments or financial services.
To request more information about degaussing, contact Shredall Ltd. on 0800 393 178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about this Press Release, contact Helen Laird on 0115 853 2885 or at Helen@hallam.biz
Shredall are a national document shredding and secure document storage supplier. With offices throughout the UK, they are ideally placed to offer onsite as well as offsite document shredding and media disposal services.
The business is run by Lloyd Williams, supported by his children Nik (Sales Director) and Lucy (Director).
Shredall’s mobile onsite shredding service can be booked as required for scheduled or ad hoc collections of confidential waste. Lockable bins and containers can be purchased for the safe storage of confidential waste between collections.
In addition to shredding and data destruction services, Shredall also offer a secure document storage service. Companies can store sensitive and important documentation safely offsite at Shredall’s secure, climate controlled storage facility, so that data is not lost in the event of an emergency.