Erasure Solutions for ITAD and Recyclers

The ISSUE

ITAD and recyclers are taking responsibility for decommissioning and processing IT equipment at the end of its life. They either collect and de-install the hardware themselves, or they subcontract this work out.

For IT equipment that is still fit for use and is going to be sold, the final customer needs to be sure the data has been erased and they need proof of this via a Data Erasure Certificate. The biggest issue is how to safely erase all of the confidential, sensitive data before the IT hardware leaves the working environment, without having too many people involved (as this increases cost and risk).

The Requirements

A certified solution that securely erases data in a secure location, or that erases data on devices before removing them from the working environment. This solution must demonstrate compliance with international ( GDPR, NIST 800-88 etc. ) and local rules and regulations, provide full transparency during this process and issue a verified, tamper-proof data erasure certificate for each device.

The Solution

Certus Software offers the following products to the ITAD and recycling companies so they can satisfy their customers’ needs.

Certus Erasure for Storage Devices: a customizable product for secure erasing all data from Laptops, PC’s, Server, Storage Systems and external media devices that is available as cloud, offline and deployment solution.

Certus Erasure for Mobile Devices: a product for secure erasing all data from Smartphones and Tablets that is available as cloud and offline solution.

Certus Erasure Hardware Products: for on-site data erasure in Data Centers and IT facilities we have developed professional, easy-to-use hardware products to make erasing data on storage systems a simple process. For securely erase data on loose drives we have build plug and play Rackmountable Drive Eraser Machines.

Certus Erasure ToolKit: a small easy to store toolbox containing a HASP key for off-line erasure activities and preinstalled USB Sticks with Certus Erasure for Storage and Mobile Devices, allowing for fully monitored and secured data erasure both on-site and off-site.

Certus Erasure Web Manager: access to a centralized multilangual admin console to have complete control of all erasure activities. This product give you: the benefit from a centralized point of data management control with certified, tamper-proof audit reports, Manage erasure licenses, User Management, define the flow to automate each step of the erasure process.

Certus API: implement Certus into your ERP/ asset management software via the API interface.

Erasure as a Service & Certus Certified Engineer Program

Customers that require the erasure on premises before assets may leave a working environment and eventually also need secure collection and logistics as well as a company purchasing the end of life equipment are handled by Certus Authorized Partners that have Certus Certified Data Erasure Engineers.

ADVANTAGES
  • Fit-for-purpose products, depending on what you want to erase. We always have a user-friendly solution for each request.
  • The latest software updates. The cloud-based software runs the highest security available, always giving you access to the latest version of the software.
  • Full control and transparency. Manage and control the entire data erasure process through the Certus Erasure Web Manager that is fully compatible with all Certus Erasure products.
  • Erasure initialized from a central point. This includes erasing devices worldwide but still having full control on all processes.
  • Free support on all levels – SL1, SL2 and SL3.
  • 100% guarantee on data erasure.

Recommended products, solutions, and tools

Certus Erasure for Storage Devices
Certus Erasure for Mobile Devices
Certus Erasure Web Manager
Certus Erasure Hardware Products
Certus Erasure Consumer Edition
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