NATO Approval Reinforces Blancco’s Commitment to Developing the World’s Most Secure Erasure Solutions

Joensuu, Finland - 6 June 2012

The latest NATO recommendation of Blancco’s data erasure software assures government and security-minded organizations of the complete removal of data from retired and reassigned PCs

NATO’s approval of the most recent version of Blancco Erasure Client v 4.10 HMG reinforces a commitment by Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, to continue providing the most globally certified and secure data erasure products. This latest approval indicates NATO’s recommendation of the software for erasing data at NATO Secret security levels and follows a similar NATO approval of a Blancco product in 2007. The software also appears in the prestigious NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue (NIACP), providing users with confidence of complete removal of data from magnetic hard disks on PCs and laptops targeted for reassignment or disposal.

“Blancco is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of governments and public sector organizations around the world as they develop more exacting requirements to address evolving information security threats,” said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. “Blancco’s erasure software not only eliminates data, as approved by NATO and other agencies, it also provides comprehensive erasure reports for audit and regulatory purposes, as well as detailed information on hardware health for decisions regarding resale and reuse.”

Capable of simultaneously erasing multiple hard drives to increase erasure process productivity, Blancco’s erasure software has passed extensive disk forensic tests. It also recently received approval from the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) for erasure of drives intended for declassification and release for commercial use, including data at Confidential, Secret and Top Secret security levels. In addition, Blancco’s erasure software has been approved several times since 2004 by the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the UK Government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.

With the recent NATO and NSM approvals, Blancco continues to provide the world’s most certified data erasure software, adhering to major government and military erasure standards. Blancco solutions deliver advanced erasure for the widest range of hardware in the industry. Blancco’s expertise ensures smooth integration of automated data erasure, hardware asset management and reporting for any organization, public or private.

More information about Blancco and its international certifications is available online.

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