Blancco Partners With DestructData to Expedite Secure Erasure of Loose Hard DrivesBy Blancco Oy Ltd., PRNE
Monday, October 3, 2011
ATLANTA, Georgia, October 4, 2011 -
World’s Most Certified Data Erasure Software Combined With Flexible Hardware Platforms Securely and Efficiently Destroys Data on Standalone Drives for Improved ITAD Productivity.
Electronics recyclers, refurbishers and information technology asset disposal (ITAD) specialists regularly receive loose hard drives for secure processing in preparation for reuse, resale or disposal. With studies showing that around 40% of hard drives reach the secondhand market still containing sensitive data, ITADs need a reliable method for safely and efficiently erasing drives so that customer information is protected.[1,2)] To help ITADs remove data from loose hard drives outside their original enclosure, Blancco, the global leader in data erasure software and end-of-lifecycle solutions, has joined forces with DestructData, the leaders in secure data destruction. Under this partnership, Blancco’s certified data erasure software will power a series of DestructData erasure appliances for loose drives.
“The technology alliance between Blancco and DestructData is a natural fit, combining Blancco’s industry leading data erasure software brand with DestructData’s extensive experience as the most respected hardware systems integrator in the enterprise data destruction and ITAD marketplaces,” said Michael Lawlor, President of DestructData. “Recognized globally as the standard in certified data sanitization, Blancco’s software solution will be deployed via DestructData’s powerful, customizable hardware platforms to ensure the highest possible data security for ITADs.”
Through the new partnership, industrial grade erasure appliances from DestructData will include Blancco’s certified data erasure software, adhering to all major national and international erasure standards. This series of “Powered by Blancco” systems will be designed, assembled, tested and delivered by DestructData. The systems will remain fully supported with Blancco’s latest erasure software, which provides detailed reports on hardware health, along with proof of erasure to help customers comply with a growing number of industry standards.
“The Blancco and DestructData collaboration builds on the respective strengths of both companies to provide ITADs a safe, high-speed way to remove information from loose drives,” said Markku Willgren, Blancco’s President of US Operations. “ITADs, along with their customers, will also benefit from auditable erasure reports that are automatically sent to a centralized management console or IT asset tracking system.”
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle 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 www.blancco.com.
Founded in 2007, DestructData is an electronic data erasure solution provider specializing in high security technologies and on-site services that promote both secure re-purposing of assets and audit-friendly physical destruction. The company offers custom hardware appliances engineered specifically for high capacity or complicated applications involving loose drives, multiple protocols, and asset reporting. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., DestructData also provides a full line of physical destruction and degaussing solutions. More information is available at www.destructdata.com.
[1)]Proceedings of the 8th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, “The 2009 analysis of information remaining on disks offered for sale on the second hand market,” November 2010.
[2)] Computerworld, “Survey: 40% of hard drives bought on eBay hold personal, corporate data,” February 10, 2009.
For more information about Blancco and DestructData, visit Booth 414 at the E-Scrap Conference, held October 5-6 in Orlando, Fla. For conference information, visit www.e-scrapconference.com.
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations
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