Blancco Expands Into Mexico Following New National Data Protection Laws

By Blancco Oy Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With an Almost 40% Jump in 2010 Global Sales and the Tightening of Data Protection Laws in Mexico, Blancco Expands its International Operations Into Mexico

MEXICO CITY, March 16, 2011 - Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions,
this month extended its international reach into North America with the
opening of its subsidiary in Mexico.

Blancco's expansion into Mexico comes on the heels of the country's
recent new data protection laws enforcing companies to establish adequate IT
Asset disposal policies to avoid fines or penalties. The new Data Protection
Law, which becomes valid from July 2011, contemplates criminal prosecution of
violators, with more substantial fines and the possibility of imprisonment
for those responsible for a security breach.

Managing Director of Blancco's operations in Mexico, Marcos Flores
, believes there is a growing demand amongst corporations and
financial institutions in Mexico for tighter data erasure policy. However,
he states: "Despite two new legislative requirements for proper data erasure
processes, many corporations in Mexico still do not realize they could be
in breach of the law if they do not put in place proper data erasure

"I am afraid to say that so far most companies here have done absolutely
nothing in response to these new legislative requirements. This leaves them
open to costly data breaches in terms of fines and damaged reputations."

After an almost 40% jump in Blancco's global sales for 2010, partly the
result of an increasing number of international and regional data security
regulations, Mr Flores believes Blancco is ready to quickly expand its market
reach throughout Mexico. Some of Blancco's customers to date include the
banks BancoCompartamos and GruporFinancieroMultiva, leasing company CSI
Leasing Mexico, and end-of-lifecycle solutions company Bull Trade. Blancco's
main partner in Mexico is Avnet Partner Solution.

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    Media Contact:

    Marcos Flores Miranda
    Managing Director, Software Blancco S.A. de C.V.
    Mobile +521-555438-4182

Media Contact: Marcos Flores Miranda, Managing Director, Software Blancco S.A. de C.V., Mobile +521-555438-4182, Email: marcos.flores at

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