Start with a Comprehensive Plan.
Whether disposing of a few failed drives or methodically planning a complete system upgrade, eliminating data from hard drives and other storage media is one of the most critical elements of protecting client data while limiting data center liability. The key is to have a comprehensive end-of-life plan for handling each type of storage media. While it may be tempting to outsource destruction and disposal to a local recycling company, it exponentially increases risk of a data breach. Unequivocally, the most secure method of IT Asset Destruction is to maintain control of the asset throughout the entire destruction process using in-house equipment designed specifically for the type of media being sanitized or destroyed.
Every enterprise should have a solid plan for handling end-of-life storage media — and should have the right tools to implement it. But where to start? SEM has over 50 years of experience in the data destruction industry. Our proven 5-step process allows us to create a superior quality, custom-tailored program that suits your specific application requirements.
Risk Assessment, Drive Types, Volume
From level of security to drive types to volume, our experts thoroughly analyze your data destruction requirements.
Customization, Practicality, Ease of Operation
A sanitization plan is custom tailored to your application and regulatory requirements and may include degaussing, destruction, and/or tracking.
Setup, Startup, User Experience
SEM recognizes that startup, setup, and user experience are all integral parts of a comprehensive data destruction solution.