Finding the degausser that meets all your needs doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our security professionals can assist you in identifying the right degausser to safeguard the disposal of information stored that's stored on your magnetic media (computer hard drives, laptops, server drives, back-up tapes, audio tapes, etc.).
In choosing a hard drive or tape degausser, it is important to consider the following:
|TYPE OF MEDIA: What tape formats do you need to degauss? What hard drive types do you need to degauss? Not all degaussers can handle the same types of media.|
|MEDIA DIMENSIONS: Hard drives (HDDs) and tapes are available in a wide variety of sizes; larger items do not fit inside all degaussers.|
|DATE OF HDD MANUFACTURE: Do you have longitudinal (LMR) or perpendicular magnetically recorded (PMR) technology? This affects the coercivity, which indicates how powerful your degausser will need to be.|
|VOLUME OF MEDIA: How much media do you have to degauss and in what sort of timeframe? Do you have a secure place to store it until it can be properly disposed of?|
|MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC OPERATION: Are you in an electricity-free environment? Do you have the man power to operate a manual degausser or would you prefer an automated system? Do you have any power limitations?|
|MOBILITY NEEDS: Do you need a portable device? Do you require a cart or padded shipping case to transport (or deploy) the degausser to the media?|
Let us help you understand benefits of degaussing, current security guidelines and regulationscompliance requirements, the latest procedures from the Department of Defense and US Federal government, as well as the liabilities associated with improper sanitization techniques.
We can explain the difference between degausser types, including: