Security Standards


Of all security standards, the most widely used is currently ISO 21 964 (DIN 66 399). It needs to be noted that whether a shredder can meet a particular standard (particle size like i.e. H-5) is self-proclaimed by the manufacturer.

The H-5 particle size level defines that:

– 90% of the particles needs to be equal or smaller than 320 sq mm
– 10% is allowed to be larger but should be smaller than 800 sq mm. This in itself already disqualifies H5 as acceptable for classified data.
The “allowable” deviation is taken into consideration when a manufacturer states that a shredder complies with H-5.

The MAXXeGUARD shredder is the only shredder that will allow the user to adjust the particle size in relation to the sensitivity of the data since the cut length can be adjusted from 70 to 1 mm.

Whereas, due to its design, on a common (rotary) shredder the particle size cannot be changed and/or controlled by the user. It is quite common that the particle size for shredding with a rotary shredder is indicated for example “3/4 inch (or 19.5 mm) x random”, in which “random” means that the outcome of that dimension is unknown.

As part of the design of the MAXXeGUARD shredder, the cut strips will disintegrate or break up into smaller pieces while being cut. In essence this means that any potential deviation will create a smaller particle rather than a larger.

When setting the MAXXeGUARD to the preferred cut length, all pieces will be
as programmed or smaller. This makes the MAXXeGUARD the most secure shredder in the H-5 category, achieving the highest security standards. 


For more information about the security levels for which MAXXeGUARD has been approved, please contact us