Asset Recovery Services from Blue Connections IT

Blue Connections IT & Blancco provides a secure and complete end-to-end solution for processing retired hardware. Whether as a standalone service, bundled with a Device Lifecycle Management solution, or part of a hardware refresh project; Rest assured your data and hardware is handled safely and securely to industry standard.

Ask us for a valuation for decommissioning and asset buyback4 – one easy figure with all services included which will be provided as a reimbursement once hardware is received and inspected.

Alternatively – hardware can be refurbished for redeployment, forwarded to a lessor, or disposed for environmentally friendly e-waste recycling.

All hardware is tracked individually throughout the entire process.

Blancco is an industry recognized provider of data erasure services. Whether a PC, Mobile/Tablet, Server, or Storage; Blancco will ensure all data is securely destroyed.

HARDWARE SUPPORT:
Erase data securely from PCs, laptops, servers and storage environments based in x86 and x86-64 architectures
BIOS & UEFI machines including intel-based Macs
IDE/ATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS, USB, Fibre Channel, FireWire hard disk drives of any size / blocksize
SATA and SAS solid state drives of any size / blocksize
HARDWARE DETECTION AND TESTING:
Complete detection of all hardware components
Extensive hardware testing capabilities
AUDITING:
Verification algorithms to automatically check the overwritten patterns
Hexviewer providing fast visual verification of the erasure for compliance
Reports are tamper proof
Embed reports in the drives for a fast erasure audit
ERASURE:
Local or remote data erasure
High-speed, simultaneous erasure of multiple drives
RAID dismantling and direct access to the underlying physical drives
SSD detection and secure erasure with Blancco’s patented SSD method
Automated detection and unlocking of freeze locked drives
Extensive list of international erasure standards, including HMG/CESG, NIST, BSI and DoD
Detection, notification and erasure of hidden areas (DCO, HPA) and remapped sectors
REPORTING:
Digitally-signed erasure report
Choose between asset level or drive level reports
Detailed reports enabled by enhanced hardware detection
Extensive erasure information, including HDD details for seamless audit procedures
User extendable report (with option to add “custom fields”)
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Collection
(Melbourne Metro)
Collect assets¹ from site within metropolitan Melbourne. Hardware must be in a central location that is easily and safely accessible, within close proximity to parking or loading zones.
Collection
(Regional/ Interstate)
Collect assets¹ from site via 3rd Party Courier.
General Rubbish /
E-Waste Disposal
Cost to dispose items that are not classed as a trackable asset¹, and do not contain company specific
information. Paper/Carboard/Metal/E-Waste will be recycled.
Storage Secure long-term storage of hardware in holding or quarantine.
Hardware awaiting on customer response for longer than 3 weeks will automatically be placed into secure storage.
Applicable to any hardware on hold for Device Return
Tracking & Reporting Check-in and inspect assets¹ and secure quarantine, provide reporting on assets¹ received and requiring approval to decommission.
Asset Valuation² Rebate² for sale of assets to verified buyback channels.
HDD Data
Destruction
Tier 1 – Standard
Remove corporate tags/stickers, perform Blancco enhanced drive sanitation on each hard disk, provide drive sanitation certificates.
Physical destruction with photographic evidence provided for faulty drives.
HDD Data
Destruction
Tier 2 – Advanced
Drives within faulty or incompatible hosts – Remove corporate tags/stickers, remove drive and mount in temporary host, perform Blancco enhanced drive sanitation on each hard disk, reinstall drive, provide drive sanitation certificates.
Factory Reset Factory reset and/or wipe of networked devices (eg. routers, switches, printers).
Physical Destruction Secure physical destruction (shredding) of all other data retaining media, provide certificate of destruction and photographic evidence.
Device Refurbishment Clean hardware and inspect for major cosmetic damage. If required, provide repair quotes. Re-image device to factory state, or load customer specific SOE.
Device Return Return or forward hardware for redeployment, lease return or donation (not including shipping).

¹ An asset is defined as any trackable item that has a unique identifier, such as a serial number or machine type/model.
² Offer valid for 14 days from date quoted and subject to final hardware inspection upon check-in. Hardware must be received in good working order, with no cosmetic damage or missing factory licenses, components and accessories. Offer subject to revaluation if hardware delivery is delayed or doesn’t meet condition criteria