It is the only high security hard disk shredder of its kind. With minimum noise MAXXeGUARD easily destroys hard disks (hard drives) up to the highest security levels as well as other digital data carriers like SSD’s, USB’s, CD’s, PDA’s, DLT’s etc . With the MAXXeGUARD you can vary the cut length from 70 – 1 mm. This allows you to choose the correct cut length for each product type and in accordance with the security classification of the stored data  ( classified / non-classified ).


The MAXXeGUARD was specifically designed to respond to the 3 principle criteria of destruction, being:

  • Capable to meet the highest security standards.
  • For use in any office environment to avoid the risk of transporting your sensitive data outside the premises.
  • Provide real traceability of destruction: the MAXXeGUARD Shredder can be equipped to provide a (machine generated) report of destruction.


Plan Ahead: which shredder will fulfill your future security standard?

In recent years there has been an increase in Data Protection Regulations. A trend which will undoubtedly continue. This, combined with increased data density, presents each organization with the challenge on how to properly dispose of digital data carriers. Where before, the disposal method could simply be calculated on a cost per disk basis, one should now take into consideration the cost of potential data breaches as well as the (financial) consequences of reputation damage (which could total millions of Euros). The question therefore becomes now which shredder will fulfill future needs and will protect my organization against potential penalties and reputation damage rather than making the investment choice focusing on a simple (waste based) ROI calculation.

Not all shredders are the same…!

The MAXXeGUARD shredder will allow your organization to anticipate on changing standards and regulations. And to adjust your security standards as regulations change. The unique ability to adjust the cut length between 70 and 1 mm allows for the destruction of both non-classified as well as classified data. Due to its unique knife design, a triple action of compressing, deforming and cutting is performed.

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    The MAXXeGUARD high security shredder  is the world’s first mobile, low-noise shredder that can be used in every office environment to destroy a wide range of digital media quickly and 100% securely.

    The MAXXeGUARD features are:

    • Cutting length adjustable from 70 mm up to 1 mm to be fully compliant with the highest security level government and military requirements.
    • Capable to reduce to the highest security levels (smallest achievable average particle size: 12.05 mm2)
    • Destroys digital data carriers such as Hard disks, hard drives, SSD’s, backup tapes, USB’s, CD’s, DVD’s, floppy disks, PDA’s etc.
    • Extremely user-friendly and easy touch screen operation.
    • Mobile
    • Very low noise operation (< = 55dB)
    • Works in an office environment (230 V, 50 / 60 cycles, 12 Amp)
    • Virtually no dust or emissions during processing.
    • Dimensions:  1.6 x 0.65 x 1.4 m (L x W x H)

    Your MAXXeGUARD can be equipped with:

    • A proof of destruction package for true accountability of proper disposal.
    • A 15 disc auto loader for increased ease of operation and productivity.


    History has shown that for the correct disposal of digital data carriers, various issues need to be considered. The most important issue is the required security level. Is the data to be destroyed classified or not?

    If the data is classified, wiping or degaussing would certainly not be the preferred methods. Physical destruction is the best method, provided that the destruction method chosen guarantees the particle size related to the security level of the data. Security standards such as EADMS and DIN 66399 provide guidance with respect to the recommend particle size in relationship to the security level.

    The MAXXeGUARD shredder was audited by European Association of Data Media Security (EADMS). Based on their classification system MAXXeGUARD was rated “C”or “D”, depending on the cut settings. The smallest average particle size obtained was 12.05 mm²!


    Currently, the most widely used security standards are EADMS and DIN 66399. In many aspects these 2 standards are quite the same, however, there are 2 important differences.

    In the case of DIN 66399, whether a shredder can meet a particular standard (particle size) is self-proclaimed (by the manufacturer). In the case of EADMS a notary certified audit is done to determine the achievable particle size in relation to the machine settings.

    The other important difference is the allowable deviation. The allowed deviation from the recommended particle size in the DIN 66399 standard is much greater than the equivalent standard within EADMS. For example: standard H5 in DIN 66399 requires 90% of the particles to be less than 320 mm² but allows for 10% to be as big as 800 mm². This in itself already disqualifies H5 as acceptable for classified data.

    Below table illustrates the difference in allowable deviation for each standard:

    DIN H-5 Particle size Quantity within 1000 particles
    90% « 320 mm2 900
    10% « 800 mm2 100
    EA DMS ‘C’
    92,5% « 300 mm2 925
    5% « 400 mm2 50
    1,5% « 500 mm2 15
    0,75% « 600 mm2 7
    0,25% « 800 mm2 2



    1. EADMS: Level C and D in accordance with the standards of destruction of the European Association for Data Media Security.
    2. DIN 66399:  MAXXeGUARD complies to level H6 for Hard Disks (magnetic), to level O5 for optical data carriers (CD, DVD..) and to level E4 for electronic data carriers (SSD, USB, memory cards…)
    3. DIPCOG: MAXXeGUARD is DIPCOG approved in the UK through its distributor Ultratec Limited.
    4. NATO: MAXXeGUARD is approved for destruction of classified material level NATO Secret.
    5. NSA: the Norwegian NSA (NSM) has approved MAXXeGUARD for destruction of classified material level TOP SECRET (NATO SECRET)


    Proof of destruction is an essential element in the chain of custody.

    It is important to know that the data carriers were indeed destroyed and with which security standard!

    When using an outside service company, often the replaced data carriers are being kept in storage until the service company collects them. Storing the data carriers does not exclude the possible risk of loss or theft. Once they are collected, the data carriers are usually scanned and are taken out of your building to be destroyed. To be 100% sure that they are indeed destroyed would mean that somebody from your organization would have to be physically present during the destruction process. Otherwise, the “proof of destruction” report you receive may be nothing more that “proof of reception”. Furthermore, it is important to know who would be liable for reputation damage and possible penalties if, at a later stage, it turns out that certain data carriers were not destroyed.

    The MAXXeGUARD shredder can be equipped with the unique possibility to providea machine generated report, complete with photographic evidence taken inside the machine, of each shredded product. Once the product is scanned by the operator and placed inside the MAXXeGUARD, the machine will scan the product and will determine whether this data matches the data scanned outside the machine. If the match is established, a photograph will be taken and the product will be processed. Upon completion of the destruction cycle, a date / time stamped report, including the serial number of the destroyed hard drive, the programmed settings for destruction (i.e. cut length) as well as the photograph taken, will be generated and stored.

    Owning your own MAXXeGUARD allows you to immediately destroy the replaced date carriers (eliminating the risk of loss or theft during storage), to perform the destruction cycle in-house (your data carriers will not leave your premises) and to determine yourself the appropriate security standard. Obtaining a machine generated report of destruction completes the total process. No doubts, 100% sure!

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