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Garner Paces Hard Disk Drive Innovation with Release of HD-2X Degausser

An increase of 20% degaussing capability without increasing product size, energy consumption, or pricing over the replaced HD-2 model

Roseville, CA – November 03, 2017 - Garner Products, Inc., the leader in data elimination and destruction, released an upgraded version of its trusted line of HD-2 degaussers with the 10,000 gauss HD-2X. The redesigned HD-2X was developed to stay ahead of increasing data capacity on Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) as well as to accommodate disk architecture as magnetic media technology advances in the future.

“At Garner, we focus on how we can help the data storage industry of today and tomorrow”, said Ron Stofan, President of Garner Products. “Our goal is to be a trusted partner in data elimination by developing products that help mitigate the risk of a data breach with damaged or decommissioned disk drives.”

The compact 10,000 gauss (1 Tesla) HD-2X was developed to help lower-volume degaussing needs at an economical price. At 34 pounds, the lightweight model also follows Garner’s mission of bringing data destruction directly to the data to help ensure compliancy with current regulations such as HIPAA and NIST as well as future laws such as the coming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.

“Regulations that have monetary fines for noncompliance, such as GDPR, are sure to become the norm as the number of both cyber and disk data breaches continue to rise,” said Michael Harstrick, Chief Global Development Officer of Garner Products. “Data privacy and protection is a serious business that needs serious solutions like the HD-2X and our other mobile products.”

Some of the features of the new HD-2X include:

  • Generates 10,000+ gauss (1 Tesla) magnetic field for complete erasure of hard drives and tape (nominal)
  • Erases up to 480 (1.8 in.); 360 (2.5 in.); and 60 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour
  • Erases working and non-working hard drives
  • Built-in field verification system and on board diagnostics confirm he magnetic field strength of every erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure
  • Out of box compatibility with the IRONCLAD Proof-of-Erasure verification system

About Garner Products

At Garner Products, we design, manufacture, and sell equipment that delivers complete, permanent, and verifiable data elimination and destruction. Our products ensure your data is unrecoverable. Founded more than 50 years ago, we serve government and business customers from every industry sector in countries around the world, providing time-tested solutions for permanent data security of working and nonworking hard drives, magnetic tape, and solid-state media. For more information about Garner, please visit our website at http://garner-products.com/.

About the HD-2X Degausser

The compact, economical HD-2X (10,000+ gauss) automatic degausser is for those who need to permanently erase data from hard drives or tapes, but don’t need a high-volume degausser.

Ideal in office settings, this quiet operation desk top degausser erases high coercivity (magnetic) hard drives up to 1.25 inches high, as well as the full range of tape cartridge media, without the need for adapters. Easy to use, simply place the media in the drawer. Closing the drawer automatically starts the degauss cycle. All data is completely erased in less than 60 seconds.

Combine the HD-2X degausser with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD™ Erasure Verification and JPG Image Capture System for complete, permanent, and verifiable data elimination. Only Garner offers complete hard drive erasure with JPG images of degaussed hard drives, providing the best audit trail and proof-of-erasure reports available.

Please see the HD2X product brochure for more detailed information.

About GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found at their website http://www.eugdpr.org/.

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Stephanie Ashe Stephanie@wirebuzz.com 650-245-0425

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