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Blancco, Pioneer in Certified Data Erasure, Celebrates 15 Years of Protecting Confidential Information

September 5, 2012

ATLANTA, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer
reuse solutions, is now celebrating 15 years at the forefront of data erasure technology
and management processes. As identity theft and fraud proliferate, along with regulations
designed to prevent them, Blancco’s erasure technology has become the preferred choice in
data protection for global defense, government, banking, healthcare, IT and electronics
reseller organizations. With annual growth rates of 25 to 30 percent, Blancco now has
offices in 13 countries around the world.

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“The digital universe doubles every 18 months, while the types of electronic devices
multiply, issuing organizations an ongoing challenge to securely manage data erasure
processes for equipment they wish to reuse, resell or dispose,” said Kim Vaisanen, CEO and
co-founder of Blancco. “With our full portfolio of erasure solutions, Blancco is committed
to working alongside businesses of all sizes to help manage these challenges with
automated erasure and centralized reporting processes.”

Blancco traces its roots to 1997 when a Finnish hospital accidentally sold a PC
containing medical records of 3000 patients. In response, Vaisanen and another young
entrepreneur created data erasure software that securely wiped hard disk drives. Today,
Blancco products erase equipment ranging from servers and PCs to smartphones and complex
data center equipment. Tens of thousands of IT assets are being erased worldwide each day.

Additionally, Blancco has the most independent third party certifications and
approvals in the industry and recently received Common Criteria certification
[http://www.blancco.com/en/company-info/press-releases/2012/common-criteria ], an
international standard for computer security. Blancco’s certifications, approvals and
recommendations indicate that its data erasure tools meet the highest criteria for
removing data, as verified by laboratory tests. They are also critical for organizations
that want to do business in a particular industry or with a government.

“The recent growth of compliance and legislative requirements in data security
demonstrates that the management of secure data erasure will become even more critical in
the next few years,” said Vaisanen. “Just as we were committed to helping organizations
manage these ever-increasing challenges over the last 15 years, we look forward to
supporting the industry’s needs in the decades ahead.”

Blancco’s history timeline and a short video message from Vaisanen can be seen on its
15th anniversary campaign site: http://www.blancco.com/15-years.

About Blancco

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. The
company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.
Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.

        Media Contact:
        Monica Shaw

        Blancco Oy Ltd.
        Mr. Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder



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