A Major IT Shift
Most Fortune 500 companies still physically destroy retired hard drives. This paper discusses the security weaknesses in physical destruction, the high cost of physical destruction due to the loss of the IT asset resale value, and the environmental issues associated with shredding as opposed to using a software solution such as WipeDrive.
More Secure, Cost-Efficient, and Environmentally Sound
Why choose to pay more for data destruction services like hard drive shredding and hard drive grinding when you can securely erase your confidential data with WhiteCanyon Software? WipeDrive secure data erasure software from WhiteCanyon will eradicate your confidential information without destroying your drive. Using WipeDrive is preferable to having your hard drive destroyed for the following three reasons: it is more secure, more cost-efficient and more environmentally minded.
Fewer Data Handlers Means Greater Security
Why subject your private data to a host of outsiders? Data destruction services normally involve several parties, such as the IT professional at the company with the data to be destroyed, a company liaison with a transport company, transport service drivers, and the data destruction company team. WipeDrive by WhiteCanyon can be used by a single person, so the chain of custody of the hard drive is far more secure than data destruction services. Customer trust is everything, so don’t risk losing your data by passing it through many hands; keep your data safe with WipeDrive.
|Data Security||No data is recoverable.||No data is recoverable.|
|Secure Chain of Custody||Chain-of-custody often includes external employees increasing risk of data compromise.||No chain-of-custody necessary. Wipes can be done remotely without moving the computer.|
|Cost||Roughly $8-10 per drive||Less than half the cost of physical destruction.|
|Environmental Impact||Physical destruction produces landfill bi-products that are not easily absorbed or re-incorporated into the environment.||Wiped drives can be easily and securely reused within the organization or donated to charitable causes.|
|Logistical Efficiency||Drives must be removed and securely transported to the destruction site.||Drive can be wiped remotely without moving computers or removing hard drives.|
|Secure Audit Trail||Reports vulnerable to human error and manipulation.||Audit trail automatically, and securely logs comprehensive drive identifiers and information.|