Blancco Expands Global Presence by Opening Three New Area Offices

By Blancco Oy Ltd., PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Offices in Spain, Italy, and Canada Address Compliance Awareness and Challenges Through Certified Data Erasure Solutions With Broad Hardware Support and Reporting Functionality

JOENSUU, Finland, February 14, 2011 - After a nearly 40% jump in sales for 2010 fueled by an increasing number
of global and regional data security regulations, Blancco, the global leader
in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, has announced the opening of
three new area offices. The Blancco offices in Spain, Italy and Canada will
offer increased support for a growing customer base in those areas, while
building awareness about regulatory requirements and the importance of data
erasure as IT security best practice.

"More than 50 countries have specific data security mandates, as well as
broader entities like the European Union and Payment Card Industry (PCI)
Security Standards Council, and erasure of data from electronic media set for
retirement or reassignment is often a requirement for compliance," said Kim
, CEO of Blancco. "Despite these growing legislative and industry
demands, mostcompanies still do not have an official data erasure policy,
leaving them open to costly data breaches in terms of fines and damaged
reputation. With 13 offices around the world, Blancco is committed to helping
companies secure data and meet or exceed regulatory compliance."

As the world's most certified data erasure software, Blancco's data
erasure solutions adhere to all major government and military erasure
standards for overwriting data on hard drives. Unlike standard wiping tools
or freeware, Blancco erasure can remove all data - even on hidden and
remapped sectors - while providing a detailed, auditable erasure report for
proof of compliance. From computers and servers to smartphones, netbooks and
mass storage devices, Blancco data erasure software delivers advanced data
erasure technology to the widest range of platformsin the industry.

About Blancco

Blancco-Certified Data Erasure.Blancco is the proven data erasure
solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data
erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data
erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide
range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense, as
well as IT Asset Disposal professionals. Blancco operates from an extensive
network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America,
Asia, and Australasia. More information is available at

    Blancco Canada
    Christopher Eeg
    Managing Director

    Blancco Italy
    Ezio Molino
    Managing Director

    Blancco Spain
    Javier Carreras
    Managing Director

    Media Contact:
    Monica Shaw, +1-770-3679534,

Blancco Canada: Christopher Eeg, Managing Director, +1-604-8000277, christopher.eeg at; Blancco Italy: Ezio Molino, Managing Director, +39-33-5138-1812
ezio.molino at; Blancco Spain, Javier Carreras, Managing Director, +34-645-951324,
javier.carreras at; Media Contact: Monica Shaw, +1-770-3679534, mshaw at

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