Data Sanitization

Colt’s environmentally sound solutions for the secure, effective management and removal of any corporation’s end-of-life electronic assets are certified to meet or exceed all National Security Agency requirements. Colt provides the highest standard of service to all corporate entities wishing to responsibly dispose of their end-of-life or obsolete devices, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of data security through our unique data destruction services.

All Colt employees undergo extensive background checks, are U.S. citizens, must accept and sign a non-disclosure, confidentiality agreement and participate in ongoing training on security procedures.

Services are available Onsite at your location or can be transported Offsite to any of Colt’s processing facilities. Both service options are fully compliant with all National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication Series 800-88 and National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Operating Manual (DOD 5220.22-M)

Sanitization Processes

Colt uses leading Data Sanitation Software for the safe removal of reusable assets. The sanitization process is certified to NIST, NIAP EAL 4+, DoD 5220.22-M, and SOX requirements. Customers can choose from any number of algorithms including 1X, 3X, and 8X data wiping protocols. All sanitization practices can be performed in-house at any of Colt’s facilities, or onsite at a Dell customer location.

Data-Sensitive Assets - the secure erasure of data from individual assets including computers, hard drives, mobile devices, and removable media

Loose Drive Management – mass erasure of large volumes of loose HDDs and SSD units

Sanitization verification – Independent verification software for assets which require sanitization following NIST 800-88 protocol

Data Erasure Process

  1. Assets are received and logged in Colt’s Asset Management System
  2. Data erasure program is booted based on the media type. For computers and other external drives, the software is booted via CD or USB drive. Colt will also bring adapters and other equipment to connect other media types to a bootable program.
  3. Audit log will collect relevant information on media to be sanitized, including serial numbers and host details, as applicable.
  4. Report initiated on an individual or bulk basis based on customer requirement.
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