Data Erasure Services

Mediatec Inc. provides state-of-the-art data destruction services that exceed the current government standards (DoD 5220.22-M) and national guidelines (NIST SP 800-88) for secure destruction of data contained on storage media. Our data destruction services result in a complete and thorough elimination of all data on magnetic storage media such as:

Hard Drives
Magnetic Tapes
Floppy Disks
Removable Storage Devices
Zip Drives

Electronic Destruction of Media

The data destruction services offered by Mediatec, Inc. consist of the following:

Degaussing
Disc Destruction

Degaussing - Degaussing is a method of media destruction where the data on the storage disk is magnetically altered by an electromagnetic field so that it is unrecoverable. This process renders the disk completely unreadable and unusable. Table 1 indicates various types of media, their respective Oersted rating, recommended units for erasing particular media types and which media types will be rendered non-usable following degaussing.

Disc Destruction – Mediatec, Inc. offers on-site physical destruction of disks. Physical destruction will bend the hard drive in half, giving the visual identification necessary to positively identify hard drives that have been properly sanitized from those which have not been sanitized. In addition, physical destruction will guarantee that nobody tries to recover the data.

Our data destruction services are completely thorough and exceed many of the most stringent industry-specific regulations, including HIPAA; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; FACTA Disposal Rule; Bank Secrecy Act; Patriot Act of 2002; Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act; US Safe Harbor Provisions; FDA Security Regulations; PCI Data Security Standard; The California Information Practice Act (CAL SB1386); and various state laws.

The Importance of Data Destruction

Data destruction is required whenever storage media changes hands from corporate ownership to the secondary market. Because hard drives and other forms of storage media often contain sensitive information pertaining to a company's clients or customers, all data must be destroyed to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Failure to do so is a breach of confidentiality and can place the company at risk of facing financial liability legal prosecution, and public disgrace.

Data Security

Comprehensive Data Security Services

Data security is a primary concern for companies liquidating their excess computer and networking equipment. The law requires corporations to protect the sensitive information of their clients and customers. The only way for a company to protect itself is to implement an IT data security service prior to liquidating their assets.

Mediatec, Inc. offers comprehensive IT data security services that can be custom-tailored to fit your unique needs. Our services include degaussing and hard drive destruction. Maintaining your personal, medical, financial and company confidential data security is our highest concern. We see to it that your sensitive information is completely eliminated so that it never falls into the wrong hands.

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