Blancco Sees 28 Percent Growth in Sales Over 2009 as Global Data Security and Sustainability Interest Escalates Strong sales attributed to increased compliance with international data privacy laws and more vigilant corporate environmental efforts

JOENSUU, Finland - 20 September 2010

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, today announced a 28 percent growth in sales over last year. The company attributes this increase to the escalation in corporate compliance with international data privacy laws and regulations, and the growing trend towards reuse of IT equipment and electronics recycling.

Blancco’s certified software solutions exceed legislative requirements and ensure 100 percent erasure of sensitive data residing on IT assets such as servers and PCs, as well as mobile devices, including smartphones, SIM cards and flash drives. Data erasure is a “green” technology that helps environmentally conscious organizations reduce their carbon footprint by enabling IT and personal electronic devices to be donated, redeployed or resold, without risking exposure of confidential information and in compliance with global data security and privacy regulations.

“Data privacy and protection is an increasingly critical part of any IT data security strategy as more and more countries pass and strengthen data privacy laws and industry groups such as the Payment Card Industry institute data security standards,” said Mikko Koponen, COO for Blancco. “Because we provide a fast, easy way to permanently remove massive amounts of information from any type of digital device, while providing the requisite audit trail for compliance, we continue to experience healthy growth across markets.”

For over a decade, Blancco has been the de facto solution in the asset disposal process for recycling service centers because of its ability to quickly remove data on the widest range of hardware. In addition, companies are increasingly using data erasure internally to extend the life of computer hardware and reduce capital expenses through asset redeployment within the enterprise. Blancco’s continued industry leadership and growth is also evident in its physical expansion. The company opened new sales office in Japan in 2010, with further expansion in Europe and the Americas planned in the coming months.

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