Erase & Destroy

Erase & Destroy

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.

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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.

Call OCM on 01386 555008 or email If you would like someone to call you, just request a call back.

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