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Secure Equipment Disposal

Network Security is essential and there are many products and solutions available to help protect your systems and their data.  However, all systems eventually need to be retired and their data can still be recovered if it falls into the wrong hands.

For several years, Orchard Computer Services have used a disposal company that provides data wipe certification and complies with the WEEE recycling regulations.  Following the introduction of GDPR in 2018, we decided to offer our customers an extra level of reassurance.  Prior to them being collected, we can erase disks using software provided by

Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 15+ governing bodies and leading organizations around the world. No other data erasure software can boast this level of compliance with the rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.  Those governing bodies include the UKs National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  The blancco software can erase most disk types, this includes SAS, SATA, SCSI and SSD.

On completion, each disk is individually certified and a copy is provided to the customer.


As a maintenance company, we often have to replace disks that are faulty and the issues are sometimes too severe for the erasure software to be used.  But, if they fell into the wrong hands, there is still a chance its data may be retrievable.  In those instances we physically destroy them prior to recycling using a specialised press



There is a small fee for the disks to be securely wiped or destroyed but it’s minimal when compared to the potential fine for a breach of GDPR.

Please contact us for further information about disk erasure / destruction or anything else that relates to Network Security

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And don’t forget, if your employees have YOUR data on their personal laptops and PCs etc., you need to ensure it is protected and, when the time comes, securely erased.  Will that happen when they trade it in at PCWorld?

Due to COVID-19, many organisations sent their workers home at short notice. That hastened change of working practice put a lot of data at an increased level of risk.  Don’t let the Coronavirus pandemic put your business in jeopardy