In the world of cutting-edge technologies and the global spread of Internet problems of data breach and identity theft have never been so crucial. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes of the 21st century and a serious issue in the U.S. The Identity Theft Resource Center claims that data breaches rose a dramatic 30 percent in 2013 over 2012 with each incident averaging a cost of $5.4 million.
Unfortunately, nowadays many companies dispose of private data about their business operations or personal client information acquired through commerce simply by setting boxes of entrusted information out by the dumpster behind the building. Without the proper safeguards, this personal data is readily, and legally, available to anybody outside of the organization, making its competitors happy, as the company only eases the process of espionage for its rivals.
However, as the importance of data security increases – so do the number of security options – such as off-site shredding companies. Like Fellowes, the almost-century-old company that has just introduced another game-changing shredder innovation, the Fellowes AutoMax. The purchase of a commercial-grade shredder like the Fellowes AutoMax Shredders will be a cost-effective, safe alternative to hiring a shredding service, because these shredders are engineered to be safe and easy to use.
“We know that as more hands touch confidential information, the risk that data will fall into the wrong hands also grows,” said Nancy Heaton, Director of Global Marketing, Business Machines, Fellowes, Inc. “The new AutoMax line ensures data is securely destroyed onsite with the added bonus of cost savings as off-site shredding companies can cost up to 55 percent more over a three-year period.”
The new line of shredders includes two initial offerings – the 300 C and the 500 C that offer the world’s first walk-away shredding experience with a modern intuitive touch screen control panel with back-lit LEDs. Unlike many modern shredders, the 500c and 300c Automax Shredders work quietly and autonomously, increasing productivity.
The shredders have many great features and are a great solution for small offices and home offices, providing its users with the ability to shred things such as staples, paper clips, CDs, crumpled paper, glossy paper, DVDs and more without having to manually feed it. The units will shred these documents or other items into a 20 gallon waste bin that is quite easy to remove and empty when it becomes full.
For extra security Fellowes AutoMax shredders feature Cross-cut shredding, as it shreds the documents into tiny 4x38mm particles. Moreover, the advanced line is designed to make your job easy, as it boasts an exclusive combination of technologies, such as Patented SureFeed Technology, JamGuard System and SmartLock.
A patented system of rotating paddles, called SureFeed Technology, ensures that anything that’s in that drawer gets fed into the cross-cutting blades. With its JamGuard System, you do not have to worry about any paper jams, as it prevents shredding interruptions and allows for jam free operation.
The AutoMax features a powerful SmartLock technology that keeps your confidential documents safe until their timely eaten by AutoMax. SmartLock kicks in upon each shredding cycle to grant safety and security to your sensitive shred materials. Sleep Mode saves energy by shutting the AutoMax down after two minutes of inactivity.
Fellowes AutoMax shredders are available for purchase through office supply catalogs and online. For more information, visit the Fellowes AutoMax website.