Secure Destruction FAQ: FIREMELT™
What’s the only way to absolutely guarantee that all components of any storage device — as well as its data — are destroyed completely and irreversibly? The most ultimate (and secure) form of data destruction to 100% certainty?
It’s called: FIREMELT™, a solution unique to Sipi Asset Recovery.
Eric Dorn, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Sipi Asset Recovery explains what FIREMELT™ is, how it works, and how it can fit into a comprehensive secure ITAD program:
The Sipi FIREMELT™ process liquefies data-bearing components into an unusable, molten form, which guarantees data to be unrecoverable. The molten liquid is then poured into ingots for use in subsequent metal recycling processes.
Which asset disposition issue does this address?
Sipi FIREMELT™ is the only data destruction method which guarantees that all components of the storage device, including the data contained within it, are destroyed. In addition, this method stays ahead of any technology concern with sanitization of next-gen technology such as SSD, HAMR, MAMR, etc., while also feeding into a circular economy.
What are the missing elements or concerns with this method?
Ultimate destruction using FIREMELT™ cannot be achieved onsite. So, depending upon your risk profile and policy, transportation and security could pose a potential concern. However, Sipi’s ability to transport materials via a TAPA certified carrier network and processing in our TAPA certified facility can help mitigate this risk. Sipi recommends and needs assessment to determine if wiping, degaussing, crushing or shredding should be utilized prior to transport. With security and transparency as top objectives, we ensure that every step in the ITAD process is tracked and documented according to each client’s standards.
When and why would an enterprise use melting as a means to secure data?
When you need 100% certainty your data has been absolutely destroyed. When information is deemed to have a high-risk posture, and incineration is not a viable option, FIREMELT™ is the most appropriate method.
Why and when would business leaders benefit from all four methods of secure destruction?
Sipi offers a portfolio of choice that is flexible and adaptable. We recognize that certain companies may only require secure data wiping for a certain subset of assets. But if you desire to achieve ultimate destruction, Sipi is the only partner providing a robust portfolio of secure destruction services.
Why does data security matter?
Brand reputation is everything. Given the potential risks that data security and data governance pose to a company, it is vital that businesses seek out a trusted partner that will equip them to face the security challenges of today and tomorrow. Sipi is ready to jointly develop the best program with you that meets your risk profile, corporate requirements and business strategies.