Data Security

Protecting data on your retired IT is the core of our business.

Whether it’s on active or retired technology, your data is always on the line. The consequences of a data breach are too critical to overlook. Avoid being the centre of yet another data breach headline by choosing a premium ITAD provider that is highly experienced, certified and reputable.

EPC goes to great lengths to ensure your data is protected. Every step of our process is certified and performed by highly-skilled professionals. You can rest assured knowing that your data is safe and secure with EPC.

Certified Processes

Our NAID AAA-certified process follows NIST 800-88 standards and requires us to adhere to strict security policies at all times,
helping you stay compliant with all local and federal regulations, including GDPR:

  • All facilities around the world have restricted access 24/7.

  • A thorough, documented chain-of-custody process is maintained for all sensitive materials. 

  • All employees are subject to stringent background checks. 

On-Site Data Destruction

EPC’s fleet of Data Destruction and Recycling Vehicles (DDRV) are compact, self-contained and engineered to efficiently shred all data-containing devices at your facility. While on-site, our experienced professionals will uninstall all hard drives, record serial numbers and shred devices individually. The entire process is captured on video, and you are invited to witness the process live. Once all drives are shredded, Certificates of Destruction are available online. We will then ship all equipment to one of our facilities for processing, remarketing and recycling.

DDRV truck

SSD Data Destruction

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become the preferred standard for data storage. SSDs are much faster and less vulnerable than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). But the same qualities that make them superior are also challenges during the data destruction process. SSDs do not always respond to typical data erasure methods that use overwrites, magnets or shredders.

EPC’s SSD sanitisation process includes a multi-phase, proprietary approach, using all available security protocols supported by SSDs. Additionally, we have custom-built shredders designed to turn SSDs into the legal minimum particle size, essentially turning your data into dust.

Both of these options can be performed at your facility so your data never leaves your custody.

Data Sanitisation

By sanitising hard drives and keeping them intact, you are likely to recoup a higher return on your original IT investment. EPC uses a variety of industry-standard data erasure software, allowing us to sustainably sanitise data across a wide array of IT. By erasing and reusing assets instead of physically destroying them, you can improve your security posture and address corporate social responsibility (CSR) requirements, while also ensuring compliance with local and global data privacy laws.

Our data sanitisation solution can be performed by our trained technicians in several ways:

On-Site

Our technicians will sanitise every hard drive and digital media device before it leaves your building. Then, we will properly pack and drive it to our closest facility for further processing, remarketing and recycling.  

Wright City deman department

At EPC

You can choose to have EPC properly pack and drive your assets to our closest facility, or pack yourself and ship using your preferred carrier. Either way, once they reach EPC, your IT assets will be properly sanitised, processed, and remarketed or recycled. It’s important to note that choosing to have EPC pick up your assets transfers all potential transportation risks, including theft and damages, to EPC.  

Remote Data Wipe

With our Blancco Remote solution, we can pre-install or remotely install Blancco on desktops, laptops and Windows tablets, allowing you to enable the software when it’s time to uninstall the asset. This provides easy, dependable, on-site data sanitisation at your convenience for a minimal charge per license. It’s the ideal solution for organisations with hundreds, if not thousands, of low volume or single-item locations or remote users.

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We tailor each and every ITAD project to reflect the customer’s security protocol. Contact us to build the solution that’s right for you.