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IBM Awards North America and Europe Media Destruction Contract to Columbus Area Based TechR2, LLC

September 30th, 2019

Pataskala, OH: Tuesday, IBM announced that “after a competitive and thorough assessment conducted by the IBM Procurement and TSS teams” for a Global Media Destruction Partner, [they are] glad to announce that [TechR2, LLC] has been selected as IBM’s exclusive provider of Media Destruction and Data Wiping services within North America, and as IBM’s Tier 2 provider of Media Destruction and Data Wiping services within Europe.

Since beginning their strategic partnership three years ago, TechR2 has been forging a relationship with IBM that continues to disrupt the marketplace.  TechR2 Executive Vice President and Corporate Counsel Sean Gouhin reflected, “Officially earning this vote of confidence from IBM, a world leader in the data security industry, by awarding us this contract reinforces our belief that our services are the best media destruction offerings and are unmatched in the industry.”

Founded by Sepp Rajaie in 1997, TechR2 has utilized its patented Tear-A-Byte® “Track-Contain-Destroy-Verify” media destruction method to become a leader in the industry, helping its clients mitigate risks that arise from data at rest.  TechR2’s media destruction solutions are designed to meet the high demand and highest standard for data security and decommissioning needs in this age of security breaches. The Tear-A-Byte® process tracksvia RFID tagging all loose media, securely containsit, then destroysthe data contained thereon per NIST-recognized sanitization methods, and finally verifiesdestruction of the data as an essential step in the destruction process. The Tear-A-Byte® method provides digital documentation for every piece of data bearing device it audits as well as issues a Certificate of Destruction executed by the sanitizer andthe verifier.  TechR2 provides its solution on-site within the four walls of the client’s facility, ensuring that the client never loses control of its data – “chain of custody” is never an issue.  TechR2’s multiple ISO certifications further serve to ensure compliance with the world’s highest data security standards.  As a critical component of its Tear-A-Byte® process, TechR2 adheres to a Zero Landfill Policy with further testifies to its commitment to the highest “green” initiatives.

About TechR2, LLC: TechR2, LLC provides media security and data destruction solutions for a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies. TechR2 honors a Zero-Landfill Policy and provides the highest industry standards of data destruction. Our standards are in accordance with NIST 800-88 Federal Guidelines for Media Sanitization and approved by the National Security Agency, NSA. TechR2’s patented cross OEM platform security services strategy addresses what is otherwise an ill-defined process for media retention throughout our industry. TechR2’s state-of-the-art cloud-based RFID utilized Inventory Management system is unmatched in the marketplace.  Please feel free to learn more about TechR2’s media security offerings at