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Data Destruction

Iron Mountain’s Secure Data Destruction prevents data breaches

Secure data destruction policies should never be limited to only paper based information. In almost all organisations, large volumes of confidential data are concentrated on Desktop PC’s, Servers and Backup Media. Special care and consideration therefore needs to be applied to the disposal of all forms of electronic media.

Typical electronic solutions such as formatting or degaussing provide only a basic layer of protection as data can, in many cases still be recovered. Iron Mountain provides a service that ensures 100% protection by physically destroying the media to a point where data is unrecoverable. Our physical data destruction service covers the following media:

  • Optical Media (CD, DVD, Blu-ray)
  • Magnetic Tape Media (DLT, LTO, DAT)
  • Photographic Media (Film, Slides)
  • Smart Cards (Credit Cards, Sim Cards)
  • Hard Drives (SATA, IDE)
  • … and of course various others.

As with all destruction jobs, we provide a detailed destruction certificate upon job completion. This formal record in some cases includes individual serial numbers of relevant media items (e.g. Hard Drive Serial).

* Please note that our Data Destruction services are NOT automatically included as part of our document shredding services due to recycling policies.

Iron Mountain South Africa services the following provinces, cities and surrounding areas:

GAUTENG (Head Office)

  • Midrand, Johannesburg


  • Durban


  • Cape Town
  • George


  • East London
  • Port Elizabeth


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