Invest in security with a hard disk crusher

Computers have come a long way since the mid-20th century, when data tapes recorded miles worth of information on reels of magnetic tape.  The inception of the hard disk meant that immense amounts of data could be recorded on a very durable and reusable media, the metal hard disk, where it could be kept indefinitely through all sorts of operating conditions.  This durability became a detriment as well, due to the hardy nature of the media.  Information could no longer be destroyed by erasure or physical destruction, such as exposure to fire or solvents.  The media itself became a security risk and other means of sanitizing the data had to be performed to ensure confidentiality.

Enter the age of the personal computer.  Since networks connected independently working operating systems units together via a network of servers, hubs, and switches, data was no longer funneled to a central location, but could potentially exist on every machine connected to it.  A variety of modular storage devices were also developed, such as solid state drives, CD/DVD/BluRay, flash drives, and PCM cards that were capable of motility of information outside of the systems unit itself.  Information was never really “erased” from these devices when repurposed, but instead the signature “stops” were removed via an application and the information was just overwritten. 

This was totally unreliable.

It soon became evident that the best way to ensure the security of data went all the way back to the beginning, where physical destruction of the media was the only way to prevent the information the devices held from falling into the wrong hands.  Since it is impractical to render hard disks back into molten material (which could be intercepted), the next best thing is use of a hard disk crusher.  

Phiston Technologies specializes in in-house hard disk crushers and SSD destroying devices.  The surest way of keeping your data secure from SSD and hard disk storage volumes when they have reached the end of their functionality.  Contact us to see which hard disk destruction device is right for you.  We have a wide assortment of devices capable of handling different jobs, safely, efficiently, and with complete assurance that your media is destroyed permanently.

Phiston Technologies’ New MediaVise® High Thru-Put

  • Phiston Technologies’ new MediaVise® High Thru-Put Solid State Drive Destroyer will provide faster and quieter destruction of sensitive Solid State Drives.
  • This new device can destroy large volumes of sensitive Solid State Drives, including CDs, USBs, CPI cards, Memory Modules, credit cards, and cell phones on-site.
  • This new technology is user-friendly, operational hands-free, and can store up to 300 pounds of weight. 

Miami, Florida – Phiston Technologies on December 20th, 2018 announced the release of its new MediaVise® High Thru-Put Solid State Drive Destroyer. This product will provide quieter and faster Solid State Drive destroying technology for a diverse collection of industries, including Fortune 500 companies, the military, aerospace, and financial institutions.

This newest edition of Phiston Technologies’ innovative sensitive data destruction devices can accept and destroy Solid State Drives without needing to physically remove plastic and aluminum covers. It is also capable of detecting jams and unjam itself utilizing a reversal function. This makes it safe for the workplace and user-friendly.

Using two counter-rotating cylindrical arrays of interlocking, hardened steel teeth, it can crush and destroy more than 1,200 Solid State Drives per hour. That is one Solid State Drive every 3 seconds. Using a 2 mm interval puncture pattern on both sides, it renders the Solid State Drives inoperable and unusable. This ensures maximum destruction and security.

But it does not sacrifice quietness for speed. The device’s noise levels are significantly less than 60db. That is well below the Occupational Safety and Health Administration threshold considered acceptable for the workplace: 85db.

Rather than trusting an outside company to handle sensitive data and equipment, Phiston Technologies’ MediaVise® High Thru-Put will ensure the power stays firmly in the hands of its elite clientele.

Phiston Technologies is a small business that is leading the charge in the realms of scientific research and manufacturing of high-security data storage media destruction. Founded in 2009, its products, such as the MediaVise®, the MediaVise® Compact, and the MediaDice®, have been specially engineered to prevent data breaches in a world that is reliant on information technology. Phiston’s products offer secure, on-site destruction of sensitive data materials for an elite and prestigious clientele around the world. Today, it is still an industry leader that engineers faster and more efficient ways to destroy Solid State Drives that contain sensitive data. For more information, please visit http://www.phiston.com/contactus or follow @PhistonOfficial today.

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Let Old Hard Drives Stack Up

It’s easy to forget about old hard drives. Once your employees circulate them from usage or replace an old computer with something faster, they can seem like they just disappear from sight. But usually, they aren’t gone. They’re stored away in a closet or file room. 

Whether you’re reorganizing for 2019 or a story about information theft put you on the alert, don’t let old hard drives sit in storage. Destroy them. Here’s why that should be on of your top priorities when you get back to the office in the new year:

1. Physically stored information is a huge liability for your company.

Almost everything is getting shifted to the cloud, and there are dozens of good reasons for that. Security is at the top of the list. It’s hard to gain unauthorized access to information stored in the cloud. Even if someone does reach it, you and the security company will be alerted about it. 

That’s not true if you store the information on a local server or hard drive. It’s easier to gain access to a building than a secure online file storage system. You also won’t know about the leak until it’s far too late.

2. New employees won’t know what the old hard drives are.

If the old technology is left to stack up for too long, most of the employees who know why it was stored away won’t be at the company anymore. New employees tasked with cleaning out old supplies, especially if your company has been acquired, won’t go through the hard drives and destroy them. They might not even electronically wipe the information, which half-heartedly hides the information. They might just throw away the hardware where anyone can get to it.

3. The information isn’t gone unless you destroy it.

Electronically wiping old hard drives isn’t enough. The data is still there. The changes your company’s programs and custom software made to the root function of the computer are still printed in the hard drive.

You have to destroy it. 

Every single part of that sentence should be emphasized. It has to be you, it has to be physical destruction, and it’s not optional. Go to Phiston Technologies to get the crusher tool you need.

Press release MV-HTP

The latest in media destruction

Phiston Technologies has been your long-trusted supplier of data security and electronic storage destroying devices for years.  We are proud to announce the arrival of the latest solid-state media destruction, the MediaVise High Thru-Put Solid State Drive Destroyer or MV-HTP.  In-house media destruction provides an extra layer of security, since there is no way to intercept or misplace devices from the origination point to a secondary location.  All media is destroyed beyond any capacity of recovery on-site, with one machine.

How it works

The MV-HTP weighs in at 418lbs, and is capable of destroying 1200 SSDs per hour via manual feed.  That is up to one device every three seconds!  Media is destroyed by safely feeding SSDs into the device, where they are passed through two counter-rotating cylindrical arrays of hardened steel and interlocking teeth.  These teeth puncture the SSD front and back with a 2mm interval pattern, through plastic and metal casings, rendering each solid state device completely destroyed and unusable within seconds.  Without need to remove casings, the destroyed SSD is disposed into a self-contained removable waste bin for safe handling–up to 300 SSDs!  This feature eliminates exposure to sharp pieces, as well as harmful dust and particulates.

Other functions

The device is very quiet, measuring in at only 60 decibels–the OSHA standards for office equipment are set at 85db–which makes it suitable for office use in a limited space.  For additional safety, the MV-HTP features a reverse feed function as well as a non-emergency and emergency stop feature.  An LCD control panel provides ease of use. It is hardened against electromagnetic (EFI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), which allows it to function well with other devices in close proximity without risk of malfunction.

The MediaVise High Thru-Put SSD Destroyer is ideal for on-site destruction of:

  • Solid state drives
  • CD/DVD/BluRay
  • USB/Flash drives
  • CPI Cards
  • Credit cards/magnetic strip cards
  • ID/Chipped cards
  • Cell phones
  • Tablets
  • Many more!

When it comes to complete data security and SSD destruction, you cannot go wrong with the MediaVise MV-HTP.  Contact us if you would like to know more about how Phiston Technologies can provide for the ultimate in data destruction and solid state drive security.

Key Signs you need to look into Media Destruction

Not every business is one that needs to have access to tools for destroying hard drives and other types of media. Sometimes, this kind of gear is just a waste of money but there are a few key signs that you need to look into this type of equipment. If you suspect that your business needs this then you have come to the right place. If your business is a match for the signs below then you are almost certainly someone who needs to look into investing in media destruction.

1. You have lots of confidential information stored on your hard drives

If you have a lot of old hard drives with a load of personal information stored on them then this is a key sign that you need to invest in media destruction ASAP. If you have a collection of old hard drives with either your information or old client files (credit card numbers, addresses, etc.) then the best way to make sure there isn’t an issue is to destroy those hard drives. It’s all well and good to say that you’re going to safely store away a hard drive and nobody will use it but anyone could end up digging through your things to find that drive and then you or your clients’ information could easily be compromised and there will be nothing you can do about it.

2. You don’t have enough storage space

The obvious reason to get rid of your old drives via their destruction is to free up space. You can’t just keep every hard drive you ever use forever and if you try then you will eventually run out of space for those drives to be kept in. If you have a large collection of old drives that you never use and need more space then destroying some of these old drives you never use is an excellent way to free up some space.

Do you need more info or are you just not sure if any of these criteria really fit your situation? Then contact us and we can help you figure out if you need to invest in Media Destruction.