Data Recovery Company

Gillware's story began over fifteen years ago. Since those early days of two self-taught engineers putting their computer science backgrounds to work in a basement, we have emerged as a data recovery company with some of the best and brightest minds in the entire industry at our lab's disposal. If you are looking for an affordable and competitive data recovery company, look no further. Our Madison-based lab staffed with data recovery experts make it easy for us to offer world-class data recovery services at lower prices than other labs.

Of course, what's important to us isn't that we deliver cheap services--it's that we deliver the best services in the most efficient way. At Gillware, our expert engineers repair failed hard drives in ISO 5 certified Class 100 cleanroom benches. We utilize cutting-edge proprietary technology of our own design to recover data, such as our intelligent forensic imaging software and hard drive platter burnisher. Whether you have a broken hard drive, a snapped USB stick or dead SD card, or a dozen hard drives in a RAID server with ESXi virtual machines, we know how to provide the very best data recovery services.

A Data Recovery Company You Can Depend On

Gillware is the data recovery company you can turn to when you need help. Whatever situation you're in, we've been there and we've seen it dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of times before in our lab.

Gillware is the only data recovery lab that treats victims of data loss as people instead of customers.

We take the stress out of painful data loss situations.

No matter your situation, we can help you.

We offer:

  • Free consultation
  • Free in-lab evaluation
  • Free inbound shipping
  • World-class expertise
  • Sensible pricing
  • Financially risk-free services

Gillware's Origins: Creating the Best Data Recovery Company

Brian and Tyler Gill created Gillware in 2003 to address a need for affordable, customer-friendly computer data recovery services. With their expertise and experience with computer and mechanical engineering, the Gills researched hard drive data recovery tools and methods and taught themselves to repair broken hard drives. Gillware soon began to rapidly outgrow its humble beginnings and attracted some of the greatest minds in the industry. At Gillware, we now have over 30 world-class data recovery and forensic experts on our team. As a small business located in Madison, Wisconsin, we are able to provide their inimitable expertise at a more sensible price than other labs with a fraction of our talent.

Gillware Data Services and Online Backup

Gillware introduced its own backup service in 2006. At this point, Gillware was still very small, with around fifteen employees in total. Gillware Online Backup was developed by people with an intimate knowledge of how data gets lost—and how hard it can be to get it back, making it unique among backup solutions. Our online backup service was the best preventative measure for data loss, to date the only data backup service designed by data recovery experts. In 2016, Gillware Online Backup was purchased by StorageCraft. Click here to learn more.

Gillware Digital Forensics

Our newest offshoot, Gillware Digital Forensics came into existence in 2016. Gillware Digital Forensics specializes in forensic data extraction and recovery, especially from mobile devices. The main purpose of Gillware Data Forensics is to provide forensic data recovery services to police departments, law firms, corporations, small businesses, and any other end users in need of forensic investigations. GDF's president and co-founder, Cindy Murphy, is a passionate forensic investigator known throughout the world for her expertise and drive.

Gillware's High Security Standards

Running a secure lab that can confidently handle clients of all sorts, including the healthcare industry and government agencies on the federal, state, and local level is one of the most crucial elements of any data recovery company.

Our headquarters and lab in Madison, Wisconsin is locked, monitored, and audited for SOC 2 Type II security, with every employee fully screened and background-checked. A third party analyst reviews all of our facilities, procedures, and networks to make sure we meet SOC 2 standards. Any data we recover only leaves our building when we send it back to our client. We store recovered data on hardware-level encrypted external hard drives. Only the client receives the password, thus preventing any third party from being able to intercept their data. Our post-recovery drive sanitation procedure completely erases all of the data we recover from our facility once the client’s data is in their hands.

Gillware Data Recovery is a HIPAA compliant data recovery company. Our entire process meets federal requirements for keeping confidential medical data safe. Gillware is also a GSA contract holder. This means we meet all of the necessary security requirements that allow government agencies to use our services without worrying about the safety of their data.

Gillware: A Preferred Data Recovery Partner

Gillware is a preferred data recovery company for tens of thousands of clients across America and the rest of the world, successfully solving over 15,000 data recovery cases per year.
Gillware Data Recovery helps thousands of computer repair professionals, IT consultants, managed service providers, corporate IT departments, small business owners, university IT departments, and end user across the world every year.

Gillware's Partner Program

Our data recovery partners include over 5,000 computer repair businesses and managed IT services providers across the United States. These thousands of partners trust us as the best choice for their customers’ and clients’ data recovery needs. Our partnerships are symbiotic relationships, allowing small businesses in the industry to grow and widen the array of services they offer to customers in need. If you often encounter customers and clients in need of data recovery services at your business and wish you could do more to help them, get in touch with us to talk about becoming a Gillware Partner.

Gillware is trusted, reviewed and certified

Gillware has the seal of approval from a number of different independent review organizations, including SOC 2 Type II audit status, so our customers can be sure they're getting the best data recovery services possible.

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