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Green Delete's On-Site, Within-Your-Secure-Environment Data Eradication Service Earns Certification From National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)

Green Delete Becomes the First Internationally NAID AAA Certified, On-Site Computer Hard Drive Sanitization Operation (January 24, 2012)

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Green Delete (, the premier IT service provider offering data disposal within an organization's secure environment, announces it is the first company to receive international certification for true on-site data sanitization through the AAA Certification of Sanitization Operations from the National Association for Information Destruction® (NAID), the international non-profit trade association of the secure destruction industry.

Additionally, Green Delete's Chief Technology Officer, Greg Reuter and Senior Project Manager, Avery Sullivan are among approximately 100 people worldwide who have earned the NAID Certified Secure Destruction Specialists (CSDS) accreditation. Reuter's and Sullivan's CSDS certification, along with the company's new AAA certification means Green Delete technicians follow the highest international standards when they go inside their customers' secure physical environments.

"The security of the data is what is most important," said Reuter. "The concept of addressing data where it resides seems simple enough, yet most solutions on the market today fail to make it easy on the customer or the firm providing information technology asset distribution (ITAD) services," said Reuter.

"Current data destruction solutions require data to be moved offsite creating an increased risk in chain of custody, such as theft or a data breach. Green Delete's unique data eradication service changes the model and benefits both the customer and the ITAD provider by focusing on data security, speed of eradication, and minimal impact inside the customer's secure environment," added Reuter.

"The certification validates the security of Green Delete's data destruction processes," according to NAID CEO Bob Johnson. "It also means Green Delete customers automatically comply with data protection regulations requiring due diligence in vendor selection as well as conducting ongoing audits."

Johnson also praised Green Delete for lending its expertise to help NAID create the new on-site certification standards, which benefit the entire worldwide industry.

"We were lucky to have had a firm with the integrity and dedication of Green Delete help us develop those standards for on-site computer sanitization. Again, we see that quality service providers realize they owe their clients such reassurances."

Green Delete's proprietary on-site, hardware-based system provides faster and more thorough data destruction by:

  • Eliminating "chain of custody" issues by eradicating devices inside your facility, within your security infrastructure.
  • Needing a much smaller footprint for data destruction than traditional software overwriting requirements.
  • Eradicating data up to 8 times faster than conventional software-based three-pass overwriting.
  • Eradicating data without the need to access your network thereby eliminating internal security and bandwidth issues.
  • Enabling enterprises to capture and retain the maximum value and control of their IT investments.
  • Providing environmentally responsible recycling options for firms wishing to dispose of their equipment.

NAID's rigorous certification programs require hours of study, tests and audits to affirm that Green Delete and its data eradication technicians have a comprehensive understanding of federal and state regulations, the secure destruction process, including operational security, employee hiring and screening, responsible disposal and insurance.

For additional information and interviews, please contact, 312-423-6627.

For more information about NAID, please visit:

About Green Delete
Green Delete, Inc. helps enterprises implement a sound data protection strategy by providing data breach liability indemnification for old or obsolete IT equipment. Customers count on Green Delete to provide them with the highest level of data eradication, asset reporting and data recovery services. This assures recoverable value from their hardware, lowering costs to dispose of equipment, reducing their impact on the environment and simplifying data eradication. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Delete helps organizations comply with strict regulations that protect against breaches in data security and customer privacy. For more information, visit

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