Data Sanitization / Virtual Data Destruction

Synetic’s Patented Virtual Data Annihilator™ (Virtual DAN) platform Wipes Drives at Our Site or Your Site to Recover Maximum Value from Off-Network IT Assets.


                 Meet Virtual DAN


Virtual Data Destruction, aka Data Sanitization, remains the preferred method for organizations seeking to recover maximum value from their decommissioned and off-network IT assets.  While organizations can wipe data themselves, it is often more costly leveraging internal resources instead of a trusted 3rd party, and there is no 3rd party validation through vetted and audited quality control practices that data was fully eradicated to mitigate risk and comply with regulations.

Virtual DAN addresses the limitations and risks of the DIY method efficiently and cost effectively.  Virtual DAN also gauges the health and reliability of each device which delivers greater value recovery because the secondary market trusts drives from Synetic.  When drives fail Virtual DAN’s health test due to bad physical sectors, there is still the possibility that data exists that can’t be wiped, and the drive is shredded.  Synetic offers both Virtual and Physical Data Destruction Services under the Data Annihilator™ brand.

Synetic’s Innovation = Differentiation

Virtual DAN sets Synetic apart from other IT Asset Disposition firms.  Rather than pay licensing fees to a 3rd party software provider for certified data destruction on each device wiped, Synetic decided to innovate by patenting our own platform to deliver Enterprise-class data erasure efficiently and cost effectively which in turn delivers greater value to our clients.  Virtual DAN’s infinite scalability, and flexibility to deploy onsite, allows for custom tailored data destruction programs to meet the data security needs of any client.

Checks and Balances via QCC

Along with Virtual DAN, which wipes drives by default using current NIST 800-88 standards, Synetic also designed a separate system called QCC.  QCC automates the testing of sectors wiped by Virtual DAN to verify a full sanitization occurred, and exceeds NIST 800-88 standards for sectors tested to provide an extra level of assurance to Synetic clients. BadboydriveTransparent-highres



Synetic captures information from each Virtual DAN and QCC session including drive serial number, drive manufacturer, drive size, and logs of the wipe which are catalogued and made searchable via a centralized web portal for clients.  Additionaly, Synetic provides notarized Certificates of Data Destruction to clients which are available via the Synetic client portal.

Synetic Notarized Certificate of Destruction