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Tape Shredding

Available onsite or offsite

Even with the prevalence of cloud data storage and SSD, there are plenty of backup tape systems and libraries that are still hard at work. Magnetic tape storage is not quite dead yet.

However, when the tapes are designated for destruction and pulled from storage, you want an efficient and quick process to ensure complete data destruction.

Practical plus prudent

Failure to destroy magnetic tapes properly could result in a security risk, possible fines and brand damage.

So that you are in compliance, Guardian Data Destruction meets NIST 800-88 and the Department of Defense 5220-22-M standards with offsite or onsite shred and full chain of custody documentation.

Final disposition options include incineration or recycling with completed Asset Transfer Forms and Certificate of Data Destruction and Certificate of Recycling.

“Thank you for the outstanding service we’ve received so far. Your crews are professional, efficient and easy to work with. I am extremely grateful for the continued support.”

Tape Racks secured by Guardian

Store no more

Storing backup tapes to protect old data is a long-term budget drain. In fact, destruction of a complete tape library can oftentimes be far less than the annual storage fees.

Wherever your tapes are warehoused, even a data center, a Guardian data destruction truck can pull up, and within 24 hours, your data liability and risk will be a problem and line item of the past.


15+ years of data destruction service and NAID AAA Certification

  • NIST certified equipment.
  • In compliance with regulatory and legal mandates.
  • Written and enforced data destruction processes.
  • Trained, bonded, uniformed workforce with security clearance.
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Shredding Tapes by Guardian

Guardian offers more

Onsite tape shredding decreases the risk of data breaches, theft or loss in transit. With our mobile data destruction trucks and global partnerships Guardian can destroy data just about anywhere.

Our standardized processes and flexible approach create a consistent process that fits neatly into any project scope and any partner agreements.

Guardian follows a hands-on project management policy so that any issues (there will inevitably be one) are vetted, communicated, escalated and resolved as quickly as possible.

Chain of Custody in Data Destruction

Tape shredding service options are:

  • Serial # scan
  • Inventory validation and reconciliation
  • On your schedule
  • Rigorous chain of custody documentation
  • Documentation for compliance, audits and reports
  • Certificate of Data Destruction (with serial # record)
  • Video monitoring
  • Onsite, offsite or hybrid
Blue Shield

No red tape, just tape shredding

Every situation is different. That’s why we have a full range of services to meet every need.

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Let’s talk. Oftentimes we have a quick turnaround on the pricing and information you need to move forward with your project.

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Need a VAR or ITAD?

Guardian Data Destruction partners with VARs, MSPs, ITADs and resellers around the world.

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