Safeguard your data, your brand, your future with Exit Technologies’ secure data destruction.
Hard drives bear critically sensitive information, from identities to intellectual property. DIY data destruction techniques risk costly data leaks if any of the wipes failed. But who wants to pay exorbitant rates just for data destruction? Or worse, pay to shred the working hard drives into industrial waste? There’s a better way with Exit Technologies custom data destruction solutions.
Why Trust Us For Your Data Destruction Needs?
We use the most advanced technology in the industry to ensure secure data destruction. We triple check that every bit on every drive is overwritten to 0.
Exit Technologies has been a family-run R2 certified company for over 25 years and your trust in our secure data destruction services is paramount to our success.
We do our best to bring you high quality R2 certified secure data destruction at cost-effective competitive industry rates.
We stand behind our work and provide detailed serialized reports with a certificate of secure data destruction for each serial number.
The Secure Data Destruction Process
Drives are composed of palladium platters, and data is written to physical points by changing the polarity of a bit. To acquire data from the drive, the polarities are read. As long as those polarities are intact, the information can be read. That means even if the drives are shredded, the information could still be read using very specialized equipment.Is it possible to truly erase your hard drives? Yes, simply write 0’s over every bit. This changes the polarity of all the palladium bits – or dumps the electrons in SSD storage – making the data truly gone. Sounds easy enough, however not all software and hardware can access the drive in its entirety. Some of the data may be hidden from the operating system or bus. That’s why we invested the time to create a purpose-built secure data destruction software.
Industry Standard Data Destruction Software and Hardware Failed, So We Made Our Own
The ITAD industry relies on costly proprietary data destruction software that charges per wipe. The current software passes defunct drives and even fails good drives, costing clients potential returns. Our customers deserve better. Instead of using industry standard, we created our own custom data destruction software so that you don’t pay extra for secure data destruction.
The Logistics of Our Secure Data Destruction Solutions
Chain of Custody
From your facility to destruction the drive carries the sensitive data. So it is important to know who has access to it at all times. Once your equipment is palletized, we send a major truck carrier to securely pick up the equipment for transit. Locked dedicated trucks are available upon request. We receive at our R2 certified facility and lock the hard drives in a secure room to be erased.
Overwriting Every Bit
We use an array of systems that access the hard drives directly without hardware or software-based manipulation. First, the drive is tested to make sure it will wipe properly. Then we use software to write 0’s over every bit and verify that every bit reads “0”. While the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) asserts that a single pass is sufficient, we have triple pass available upon request.
Each drive has a unique serial number. So to ensure each and every drive was wiped, you have a certificate of destruction for each serial number.