Blancco's Erasure Suite Evolves Remote Data Removal for Efficient Enterprise Security

By Blancco Oy Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flexible, Centralized Solution for Remote Management of Data Erasure Helps Companies Exceed Industry Standards and Regulations as Digital Information Growth Eclipses IT Resources

JOENSUU, Finland, October 13, 2010 - Businesses now and in the future must continue to cope with exponential
growth in digital information stored on PCs, laptops, servers, mass storage
devices and smart phones - much of which is protected by increasingly
stringent legal and industry standards, including the WEEE directive (EU),
Data Protection Act (UK - ICO), Sarbanes-Oxley (US), and The Personal
Information Protection Act (Japan - JPIPA). In 2009 alone, the amount of
global digital information grew by 62%, creating enough gigabytes to stack
DVDs from the earth to moon and back, according to the International Data
Corporation (IDC) of the US. To help companies efficiently secure
their data-rich electronic assets, Blancco, the global leader in data erasure
and end-of-lifecycle solutions, today announcedthe availability of its
Blancco Erasure Suite, a flexible, centralized solution developed to easily
manage large quantities of disposable assets in multiple remote locations.

"IDC predicts that while data will grow by a factor of 44 from 2009
through 2020, the number of information technology (IT) professionals will
increase only by a factor of 1.4; thus, comparatively small IT staffs will be
challenged with thoroughly removing all information from an ever-growing
number of electronic assets set for retirement and reassignment, especially
in an increasingly strict global regulatory environment," said Kim Vaisanen,
CEO of Blancco. "This situation necessitates a powerful on-line erasure tool
that centrally manages data removal for corporate IT security officers and IT
asset disposal centres (ITADs), while monitoring erasure activities and
authenticating reports to ensure audit trail integrity for compliance

The new Blancco Erasure Suite combines upgrades of Blancco's trusted data
erasure client software and recently introduced Management Console to create
a complete solution for managing the entire data erasure process, from
erasure to report retrieval and audit preparation. With the Console, a
central IT staff can execute remote erasure for multiple and diverse assets
through a LAN via a Web interface, as well ascreate flexible hierarchies to
control user rights and licenses. Comprehensive reports can be viewed,
modified, shared with applications,or sent via email, depending on user
rights, while authentication functionality ensures reports are not altered
by unauthorized sources.

"Estimates show that regulatory compliance has become a $46 billion per
year industry, yet it is a necessary part of secure business operations,"
continued Vaisanen. "Blancco Erasure Suite supports economical and efficient
inclusion of data erasure in a business's IT security policy by allowing
central management of on-site data erasure. This is especially critical for
geographically distributed businesses and datacentres, where data is often

About Blancco

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

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