Play it safe with irretrievable and fully documented data destruction on magnetic media

14/06/22 09:00:00 CEST

Over the years and with the obligation to archive important company data, companies sometimes accumulate tens, hundreds or even thousands of data carriers with sensitive data. This mountain of data also piles up with backup storage media and data carriers containing temporary information. Depending on the type and nature of the data, these either must be disposed of immediately or dispoed of only after a certain minimum storage period, they then cannot be taken to the recycling center - and that's a good thing. The destruction must of course be in accordance with various security regulations and corresponding documentation requirements. It is very helpful if you have a solution for data destruction to hand that carries out the deletion quickly, securely and transparently. The Degausser ProDevice ASM240, which is now available from Daxten, makes short work of the data destruction on magnetic media: a magnetic field of up to 20,000 gauss ensures that the data is irretrievably destroyed within less than 30 seconds. The process of data deletion is fully monitored and logged.

The functional process of the degausser can be summed up in a simple formula: load it up, insert the data carrier and let the cycle start, scan the serial number and document everything by using the mobile app – and you are done, The whole process takes between 17 or 30 seconds, depending on whether you are using the ASM240+ or ??ASM240 product variant. The intuitive app takes photos or films and records what type of media was deleted, the time of destruction, information about the operator and the serial number of the destroyed component. In addition, the result of the deletion process is determined and classified. Depending on the requirements, the number of deletion cycles can be specified using a web-based tool using PPMS (Pre-Paid Management System) technology.

The enormous "appetite" of the degausser for almost any kind of magnetic medium is as practical as it is pleasing for the user: It can be used for 2.5 or 3.5 inch hard disks as well as LTO, DLT, SDLT, DDS, DAT tape drives , AIT, Travan, SLR, QIC, 3592, 3590E, 3490E, 3480, 9840, 9940 and T10K. The contents of audio and video cassettes and 3.5 inch computer discs can also be reliably and irreversibly erased.

To ensure that each deletion can be carried out in accordance with the applicable security standards and norms, the ASM240 products work according to the guidelines of the ISO 27001 standard (international standardization standard for information security management systems) and are therefore a perfect suitable solution for institutions and companies that want to ensure the protection of confidential data within the framework of the GDPR.

Further information on the ProDevice degaussers is available at +44 (0)20 8991 6200 and