Blancco v4.10 Latest Approval as HMG Infosec Product

London - 4 October 2010

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and complete lifecycle solutions , today announced that CESG (part of the UK Government Communications Headquarters) has approved the latest version of Blancco’s data erasure software, HMG v4.10. Blancco is proud to announce that it has met all of the criteria for secure erasure of magnetic media in accordance with HMG Infosec standards up to IL6. Following independent testing carried out by QinetiQ under contract to CESG, the latest version of Blancco has been formally approved for government use to securely erase protectively marked data. Furthermore, Blancco HMG v4.10 client erasure software has been duly added to the CESG Directory of Infosec Assured Products.

According to Daniel Smith, Country Manager of Blancco UK “Blancco is delighted to enhance and re-affirm its claim as the world’s most certified data erasure software. Following our certification from CESG in 2003, 2006 and 2008, this latest approval in 2010 shows our continuing development of Government approved software, and our ongoing investment to offer our clients the most current and comprehensive industry solution available.”

"As the IT market continues to develop new Hard Disk based technologies, Blancco is pleased to offer a solution which remains in step with its client’s needs. Blancco recognises that the use of data erasure software is changing; from being previously seen as an end of life, to a ‘total lifecycle’ requirement. In these times of austerity, Blancco can provide a secure solution for re-deployment, warranty return (where previously destruction was the only option), charitable donations, staff purchase and much more. This in turn allows for residual value generation and promotes positive impacts on the environment when compared to poor alternatives for functioning hard drives such as physical destruction".

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