The collaboration has resulted in each degausser
being sold with its own vertical lift table.
Only 19 percent of businesses deploy data eraser software and even fewer (6 percent) use a degausser
to erase media.
However, many secure destruction companies are finding that locating the degausser
at a shredding plant can allow them to handle a larger volume of electronic material more quickly than a smaller piece of equipment located on a mobile unit is capable of handling.
Sanitizing mechanical disks and magnetic tapes requires a degausser
(demagnetizer) or disintegrating, incinerating, pulverizing, shredding or smelting.
A hand-held screen degausser
should also be available to ensure long-term color purity.
On a DLT tape with 80GB of compressed data, an industrial strength degausser
must be employed.
When sensitive information is stored on the media, it may be controlled by secure storage, or by effective erasure by a degausser
approved for the type of media.
Using certified data wiping software that overwrites all hard drive data or using a degausser
, which wipes the data using a strong magnetic force to render the device no longer usable, are the two safest ways to ensure private data is deleted, Reinert said.
The Sledgehammer also satisfies National Security Agency requirements for physical destruction of drives after they have been degaussed by an NSA-listed degausser
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