As your business changes, you are faced with the job of dealing with unwanted or obsolete IT equipment. Your challenge is to manage the disposal of this equipment while protecting the security of your customers as well as your company's assets. Furthermore, you must also comply with environmental and safety standards set forth by states and federal regulations such as the GLB Act, FACTA, FERPA, FISMA, SOX, and HIPAA.

Penalties for Security Violations

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act
Directors and Officers $10,000
Institution $100,000 or 1% of assets
Years in Prison 5 to 12 years
FDIC Insurace Terminated
Impact on Operations Cease and Desist
Individual $1,000,000
Civil Liability Up to $1,000 per employee
Years in Prison 20 years
Individual Civil Action
Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Directors and Officers $50,000 - $250,000
Years in Prison 1 - 10 years
Individual $25,000

Improper IT disposal can lead to fines and/or imprisonment. The majority of systems that are more than three years old have little economic value; however, there are legal, environmental and economic risks to enterprises for improperly disposing of these machines.

SE can help you with an effective end-of-life solution for all your IT asset disposal problems while protecting your business and customers. We will keep your sensitive data safe and ensure compliance with government regulations. Our services guarantee the security of IT asset disposal and your compliance with stringent environmental regulations.


SE works with you to identify and develop remarketing programs based on your specific needs. Custom programs use all or some of the components of our standard remarketing service offerings.

An employee sale of company equipment is a popular way to dispose of used equipment. It generates a revenue stream for your company, creates goodwill and offers a significant benefit to employees. Another option: auction sales offered through eBay.

End-of-Lease Returns

Is it time for your leased IT equipment to be returned? There are procedures that must be completed to terminate the lease agreement and retire the equipment from its original use. Your computers are cosmetically and functionally tested to ensure the condition and identity of products returned.

Most importantly, your hard drive needs to be erased of all confidential information. Secure Erase will:

  • Erase all hard drive information
  • Verify the condition and configuration of "end-of-lease" equipment
  • Remove all asset tags
  • Clean the system
  • Perform repairs as needed
  • Provide a detailed report

Our fee for this service is often far less than your internal costs charged by the leasing company.