NAID is the highest standard-setting body advocating for best practices in secure data destruction.

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National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) was first formed as a non-pofit in 1994. NAID promotes a standard of best practices across governments and service providers as well as product, equipment, and service suppliers globally.

  • Provides full verification of all data protection laws and regulations
  • Surprise audits by accredited security professionals help keep us accountable
  • NAID AAA requires full background checks & screening for all team members

Erasure and Destruction Methods with Verifiable Proof

Data erasure and drive destruction may be performed for all types of IT assets prior to redeployment, re-sale, and recycling.

Apto offers secure data erasure and hard drive destruction services onsite at your facility, or after transport, to one of our three national locations.  Wherever you choose the service to be performed, we provide NAID AAA certified software driven erasure and shredding options that comply with NIST 800-88 guidelines.

Ensure your sensitive data is permanently and irreversibly erased on computers, servers, mobile devices, or loose hard drives regardless of underlying technology.

A device that has been erased to NIST 800-88 guidelines has no usable residual data. Even with the assistance of advanced forensic tools, the data can never be recovered.

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When critical data cannot leave your building, we utilize our mobile hard drive shredding trucks. Our trucks can be deployed to any location across the country, where you can watch as we destroy hard drives and you receive a certificate of data destruction for every drive.

Each certificate of data erasure or destruction is visable in our secure online client portal, Apto Pulse.  

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Evidence of Data Erasure through Apto Pulse

Recognized by Gartner as a differentiator in the ITAD industry, Apto Pulse’s robust reporting and accountability tools provide a window into your entire asset disposition process.

Every service agreement includes all Apto Pulse features:

  •    Full visibility into asset details
  •    Real-time access
  •    Data erasure logs and certificates
  •    Data destruction certificates
  •    Recycling certificates
  •    Processing status by job
  •    Business Review Data and Dashboards


    IT Equipment that contains 
    permanent data storage

Mobile Phones
Personal Computers
Printers and Copiers
Storage Arrays
Various IoT devices

Apto's Data Erasure Software Partners



Blancco's data erasure software has been tested, certified, approved, and recommended by 15+ governing bodies around the world.

Erases to 25+ standards providing tamper-proof reports to meet security and regulatory compliance requirements.

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Phonecheck is the industry leader in used device certification. Providing enterprise diagnostics and data wipe for iOS & Android used by thousands of companies to process millions of devices worldwide every month.



Extreme Protocol Solutions (EPS) leverages 20+ years of storage engineering experience in testing and development.

ADISA certified erasure software provides innovative data sanitization methods adapted to the latest standards such as cryptographic erasure, block erase, and block overwrite.

Types of Data Storage and IT Equipment

Permanent Data (Non-Volatile Storage) 


Data is recoverable even when disconnected from the
power source and requires erasure or destruction.

  • Hard disk drives (HDD), magnetic tapes, floppy disks
  • Solid-state drives (SSD), USB flash drives, SD Cards
  • Optical storage CD, DVD, BlueRay Disks
  • Paper Documents

Temporary Data (Volatile Storage)


No action is required as data disappears after being
disconnected from the power source.

  • No data erasure needed  
  • Random Access Memory (RAM)  
  • Cache Memory - Usually embedded in CPU

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What is IT Asset Disposition?

With 20+ years in the business, we’ve helped many companies securely dispose of their IT assets. Our team is happy to jump on a call to talk about your specific needs. If we can’t help you, we'll point you in the right direction.