Complete security of sensitive data
Our robust data security processes prevent unintended disclosure of stored information and ensure compliance with data privacy regulations more completely and reliably than standard deletion and formatting techniques.
Fast, secure hard drive erasure
To make sure sensitive data is securely erased with no risk of recovery, OCM partners with Blancco and Certus, both of which are Common Criteria certified, which is an international standard governed by 31 countries including the UK through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance. Both Blancco and Certus boast numerous other internationally recognised accreditations including NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue and ADISA.
Both solutions are optimised for the highest and most widely recognised data erasure standard, NIST 800-88r1 Purge and Clear. Although we do recommend to follow this standard, we do also offer data erasure according to the old HMG InfoSec Standard No. 5 standard.
Both products meet the highest security specifications, wiping all user addressable areas, as well as hidden areas, wear levelling areas, TPM chips, and resetting encryption keys. This guarantees that all data will be wiped and no data whatsoever can be recovered.
Both data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by numerous governing bodies and leading organisations around the world.
OCM can guarantee your sensitive data has been sanitized from servers, laptops, mobile phones, desktops and drives with the most certified disk erasure software solution on the market. Each erasure procedure is verified and certified, resulting in a signed, tamper-proof Certificate of Erasure to prove compliance with local, national and global data protection regulations.
This state of the art system is proven 100% effective, so you can – with complete confidence – resell or reuse unwanted IT equipment that might previously have had to be destroyed to protect its contents.
OCM's data cleansing is completely scalable, therefore we can undertake the erasure of even the largest data centre – effectively.
We can also erase data on-site using our mobile toolkit and Cloud services, so drives, smartphones and tablets can all be erased with minimum inconvenience to you or your team.
Total IT equipment destruction
In the event that the erasure process fails or if required drives, DLT tapes, CDs, DVDs and similar storage media with little or no value, can be shredded to 25mm fragments using our own in-house machine. The processed material is then mixed together to ensure that it is impossible to reconstitute any drive.
If you prefer, we can destroy drives, tapes and other media on-site at your premises using our mobile shredding equipment.
A fully audited data security trail
Our processes offer total transparency. We can provide you with 100% traceability of the erasure process through the tracking of serial numbers and unique identifiers, so you have the reassurance of knowing that your end of life IT assets are being securely and properly processed.
Find out more
Having processed IT equipment from 300 retail outlets in just two weeks and the contents of 18 articulated lorries in 21 days, you can be sure that we have the capacity to handle even the largest of IT & EPoS asset management projects.
So, if you would like to know more about our data security processes, one of our account managers will be happy to talk you through in more detail and answer any questions.
See all our services
Unlike some other IT disposal companies, we will actually pay for your redundant and retiring IT assets.Read more
We will collect loose or palletised IT equipment from your premises, anywhere in the UK, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.Read more
Erase & Destroy
If your IT assets cannot be reused or recycled, we will make sure that they are erased of all data.Read more
Knowing exactly what happens to unwanted IT equipment is crucial to effective asset management, which is why our systems provide you with a complete and detailed audit trail of all items sent to us.Read more
See What Our Customers Say
We have become the first choice IT asset management partner of financial institutions, major retailers, multi-nationals and public sector organisations
“Having worked with OCM for some years, I can confidently state that their approach to customer service is exemplary. Our account manager is always highly responsive, very friendly, and consistently helpful, even if some of our requests are troublesome! OCM are a pleasure to partner with, I would not hesitate to recommend them.”
IT Service Delivery Director
“We use OCM as our recycling partner not just because they are good at recycling our unwanted IT equipment or because they follow good practices and standards to ensure we comply with the regulations. For us we use OCM over other recycling companies because of their commitment to raising money for local and national charities. Since our relationship with OCM began many years ago, we have raised tens of thousands of pounds. Our account manager is a pleasure to work with and he has personally helped to raise thousands for a local charity. As a company and as a collection of people, I would highly recommend working with them.”
Head of Technology Support
“We had limited time and resource to collate all equipment from various floors and OCM managed to sort in type order, identify data items and preparation for collection. Very happy with the asset reporting detail provided and erasure ID information”