Data wiping, an essential vector in the reuse of IT equipment, represents a strategic opportunity to promote recycling and restrict the generation of digital waste in complete safety. In 2023, in a resolutely environmentally-friendly move, Katana Digital is incorporating this innovative process into its range and launching its exclusive data erasure service. Katana Digital’s destruction solutions are simple, secure and risk-free, since everything is destroyed directly on site.

What is data wiping ?

Data wiping refers to the digital process of completely rewriting data stored on a digital medium.

The aim of this initiative is to definitively and efficiently eliminate all data, thus paving the way for its optimal reuse. Using Blancco’s highly-certified software, renowned for its cutting-edge technology, our wiping algorithm accesses the most specific areas of the computer medium and erases all its data. Consequently, Katana Digital offers an unrivalled guarantee of security, thanks to secure wiping that complies with the most advanced standards.

Moreover, this process marks a decisive step towards responsible, sustainable management of IT resources.

When should you delete your IT data ?

By returning leased equipment, such as photocopiers or printers, hard disks keep track of every printed or scanned document. This characteristic makes these devices potential sources of sensitive information for external individuals. Additionally, there is a risk of data leakage on hardware destined for charitable organizations or reassigned internally for a new employee.

Therefore, it’s imperative to cleanse your sensitive data from servers, laptops, desktops and hard drives before entrusting it to anyone else. Katana Digital offers a complete solution for the management of IT media at end-of-life or in the process of renewal. Our expertise in confidential data destruction combined with the use of the most powerful and certified data erasure software on the market ensures unrivalled security.


If you're selling or giving away your old hardware, have the data erased first. You can then transfer the equipment to the new owner with complete peace of mind.


A laptop or PC is reused by another employee. Have the data erased first, then give the cleaned device to the new user..


Many foundations need digital equipment for their work or to donate to people in need. Make a social impact by donating your computers after deleting all their information.

Benefits of data wiping


Guaranteed total elimination of stored data


Transparent destruction process and guaranteed chain of custody


Cost reduction through reuse and resell


Our solutions help you comply with the RGPD


Everything is recycled by approved service providers near you

The erasure process

Offering a 100% secure solution for smartphones, laptops, removable disks and more, our data erasure process guarantees a reliable method of erasure on all storage devices. Each erasure procedure is verified and certified by the production of a forgery-proof erasure certificate.

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Software and standards

Blancco software

Blancco Technology group is the world leader in secure, compliant and automated data erasure solutions. Approved, recommended and certified worldwide by industry and government bodies, Blancco is the global standard for IT lifecycle management.

Our standards

For our deletions, we used the procedures recommended by the IEEE. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to technological innovation. It is a leading developer of international standards for products and services in the fields of telecommunications, information technology and power generation.

Moreover, the IEEE 2883-2022 standard is the most secure standard for data erasure. Implemented in 2022, it takes up the indications of the NIST 800-88 standard (implementation: 2014) and deals with new technologies developed since then.

Service after data wiping


When erasing, 5-10% of devices experience a system error that causes the process to fail. The reasons for an error are varied. The device may be too damaged for rewriting, the algorithm may be too sophisticated for the disk’s capabilities, or a computer error may have occurred during erasure. However, we offer a range of support options for these devices to ensure that the information they contain is destroyed, while maximizing your chances of reusing it.

OS reinstallation

After erasure, the devices no longer have an operating system. The user only has access to the motherboard BIOS. We offer to install an operating system on your computers/servers and format your hard disks so that they can be used immediately after erasure.

Supported media

Hard disks

3.5" hard disks, server hard disks


Computers and servers


Backups, archives


smartphones, tablets

Do you need secure destruction or data wiping ?

Contact us now to schedule the destruction or secure erasure of your IT assets.