Welcome to CSSI

From a garage start-up in 2000, CSSI has become one of the most service orientated and successful growth stories in South Africa. CSSI has a philosophy of delivering the best deals, and doing it better and faster. Our company is also the only certified and award winning lab on the African continent when it comes to recovering or extracting valuable lost data. Today, with over 16 years of experience, over 47,000 successful data recoveries completed world-wide, service centres around the world – CSSI is the global brand recognized for service, quality and supply of data storage products.

When it comes to Data Recovery or Digital Forensics (eDiscovery), in most times, you only get one shot at getting the best recovery, and CSSI has the labs and technology proven to get the maximum yield out of every single data recovery job.

With a world-wide presence and international partner distribution channel in 14 countries – CSSI is a supplier of end-of-life (EOL), pull and re-certified hard drives and hard to find service and storage equipment with its best market price guarantee.

CSSI – Data Recovery and Digital Forensics lab ranks in the tops with world standard and compliance and has won numerous awards for its recovery and technological capabilities, and famous recoveries completed around the world.CSSI is also the developer of the entire commercial software range – Lumin Software (www.luminsoftware.com)

CSSI expertise in Storage Hardware are in distribution of:

  • Hard Disks Drives
  • Solid State Drives
  • External Drives
  • Backup Devices (Tape Drives and Disk Based systems)
  • Audio / Video Storage Solutions and Systems
  • End-of-Life (EOL) Storage Products
  • Pull and Re-Certified Products
  • Name Brands:
    • InforTrend
    • CipherSAN
    • RAIDON
  • Device Technologies:
    • NAS (Infortrend)
    • SAN (InforTrend / CipherSAN)
    • JBOD arrays / storage appliances (InforTrend / CipherSAN)

Get to know us


Head office is based in Waterfall Office Park, Midrand, with two office locations in Cape Town and Durban catering for South Africa.

The company R&D and technology labs are based in India, Gurgaon and is a fully support and sales office.

The company has its advanced state-of-the-art data recovery labs, research and development teams that allow for specialist focus when required on unique support requirements.

CSSI is the winner of the Minister’s Award for Technological Excellence and a host of international and local awards for service and technological excellence in the field of IT best company and for our Data Recovery technology.

CSSI operates the only category 5 secure biometric data vault on the continent for off-site data storage hosting, data backup, archiving and virtual hosting. CipherVault is the codename for the electronic and physical data storage facility available to resellers and organisations requiring physical and electronic off-site data storage, hosting and backup facilities.

Our services and support also include:

  • Off-site data storage
  • Business consultancy
  • Support and media data migration
  • Digital forensics
  • Data archival