Security Destruction Solutions Pty Ltd (SDS) has been appointed the distributor of Garner Products’ range
of Degaussers and Hard Drive Destroyers in Australia.
Garner Products Inc. is a US based company who are the world leaders in data elimination solutions. They have designed, manufactured and sold degaussing products and services to users and manufacturers of magnetic media for over 53 years.
Managing Director of SDS, Rod Fowler, said “We are very excited by this opportunity. The recent introduction of penalties of up to $1.7M for breaches of the new Privacy Act in Australia has increased the need for reliable and efficient destruction of hard drive data, before they are discarded. We will be offering the full range of Garner Degaussers and Hard Drive Destroyers alongside our other Data Destruction solutions”.
Organisations are still taking risks with discarded hard drives and digital media. An independent investigation funded by NAID, the National Association for Information Destruction, and released earlier this year, showed that of 52 used hard drives discarded by a number of Australian companies, it was still possible to retrieve confidential data from 90% of them – despite having been “erased” or “reformatted”.
This investigation recovered employee records, client information, court documents, payroll data, correspondence, outlook files, insurance policy application records, medical records and government correspondence from the hard drives, which had been discarded at the end of their life. It showed that in most cases, improper techniques were used to erase the hard drives. (Copy of Study can be provided on request).
Garner Degaussers guarantee a complete eradication of all data on the drive and renders them useless thus avoiding any risk of confidential data remaining.
The Garner Degausser product range includes low, medium and high volume units to suit all types of users, including the HD-2 Data Eliminator which erases hard drives (laptop, desktop and network up to 1.5″ high) and high coercivity tape media, including all formats of LTO (1,2,3,4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 8mm and more, all without any adapters. Features include a continuous duty rating (no cooling necessary) quiet operation and a 60 second cycle time.
Both SDS and Garner are members of NAID. NAID® is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its
For more information see: www.SecurityDestructionSolutions.com and www.garner-products.com.
SDS is a new company specializing in fully automated high volume, high security destruction solutions for documents, and digital media as well as standard stand-alone products for document and digital media destruction. It provides, equipment sales and hire, as well as custom designed solutions and service.