What are DataShredders | Varese Secure

In today’s digital age, data security is more critical than ever. At Varese Secure, we understand the importance of protecting your sensitive information. This blog will explore the role of data shredders in ensuring data security and compliance with regulations such as GDPR. Let’s explore the topic of Datashredders.

What are Data Shredders?

Data shredders are devices designed to destroy data stored on various digital media, including hard drives, CDs, DVDs, and more. They are crucial for preventing data breaches and ensuring that sensitive information cannot be recovered once it is no longer needed.

Types of Data Shredders

1.       Degaussers: These devices use powerful magnetic fields to erase data from magnetic storage devices like hard drives and tapes. Degaussing is effective in making data completely unreadable.

2.       Physical Destroyers: These machines physically crush or shred storage devices, rendering them unusable and ensuring that the data cannot be reconstructed or retrieved.

Why Use Data Shredders?

Data Protection

Using data shredders ensures complete data destruction, which is vital for maintaining privacy and security. This is especially important for organisations handling sensitive information, such as financial institutions, healthcare providers, and government agencies.

Compliance with Regulations

Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require organisations to securely dispose of personal data. Data shredders help businesses meet these legal obligations by providing a reliable method for data destruction.

Prevention of Data Breaches

Data breaches can lead to severe financial and reputational damage. By using data shredders, you can prevent unauthorised access to your obsolete data, thereby protecting your business from potential threats.

How Varese Secure Can Help

At Varese Secure, we offer a range of data shredding solutions to meet your needs:

  • Degaussers: Our degaussers can erase data from hard drives and tapes magnetically. This is an ideal solution for ensuring your data is irretrievable.
  • Destroyers: We provide powerful destroyers that can physically shatter your storage devices, adding an extra layer of security.
  • Rental Options: For businesses that require data shredding on a temporary basis, we offer flexible rental options. This allows you to maintain security without the need for a long-term investment.


What is the difference between degaussing and destroying?

Degaussing uses magnetic fields to erase data from magnetic storage devices. Destroying, on the other hand, involves physically breaking the storage devices to prevent data retrieval.

Why is it important to obtain a certificate of destruction?

A certificate of destruction provides proof that your data has been securely destroyed. This document is crucial for compliance with data protection regulations and can protect your organisation from legal ramifications.

Can I rent data shredders from Varese Secure?

Yes, Varese Secure offers rental options for both degaussers and destroyers. Our rental programmes are flexible and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Are your data shredders compliant with GDPR?

Yes, our data shredding solutions help you comply with GDPR and other data protection regulations. We ensure complete data destruction, safeguarding your organisation against data breaches.

How can I contact Varese Secure for more information?

You can contact us via email at sales@varese-secure.co.uk or call us at +44 (0)1489 854 131. We are available Monday to Friday to assist with your data shredding needs.

Further Reading and Resources

For more detailed information about our services and to discuss your data shredding requirements, please Contact Us at Varese Secure. Our team is ready to assist you with all your data security needs.

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