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Secure Disposal Network Equipment Switches

Just because computing components become outdated and need to be replaced doesn’t mean that security is no longer an issue. These devices can contain important bits of data, as well as clues about how to access your systems and servers that can be exploited by clever, and nefarious agents looking to do harm to your business. That is why it is vital to hire an R2 certified recycler such as OceanTech in order to ensure that the components you are getting rid of will not come back to haunt you later on.

The first thing that needs to be done when decommissioning switches and network equipment is to remove any access that may still be available to these components. This will prevent old employees from getting into your network using outdated equipment. All information should also be methodically eliminated, using best practices to ensure that there are no lingering traces that can be found by hackers looking to do harm.

OceanTech excels at analyzing network equipment and switches to determine if there are still exploits available that need to be controlled. At the same time they also work to completely deconstruct the system, breaking component materials apart to be recycled into new applications. This eliminates the ability to hack into your company network using old equipment, as it will be destroyed and reconstituted beyond recognition.


Many companies and organizations will store decommissioned equipment in a spare room or closet, rather than getting it properly destroyed and recycled. This can be a major security gap, that can be exploited by anyone who is able to gain access to those spaces. It also ties up important component elements, which can be properly repurposed into new products if disposed of in an efficient manner by a company such as OceanTech.

Another thing to consider when getting rid of decommissioned switches, routers, servers, and networking equipment is the environmental impact that these devices can have on the planet. Even if a clever hacker doesn’t get a hold of these pieces to do direct harm to you, they will still take up space in a landfill, acting as permanent waste that is not biodegradable. Many of these components will also contain harmful toxic chemicals which can infect the ground soil, damaging the earth around them.

This is actually a serious issue, as new electronic and networking devices are released every year, requiring companies to upgrade and dispose of old, unwanted parts. As this happens the amount of computer-based waste that is thrown away annually increases, which in turn can harm the overall environment of the planet. With a quality R2 certified recycling company such as OceanTech, you are able to safely and securely dispose of old network switches and networking equipment, while also ensuring that these devices do not end up in the dump, harming the planet.

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