Blancco’s Acquisition of DBAN From GEEP Solidifies Company Position as Global Leader in Data Erasure
JOENSUU, Finland, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer
reuse solutions, has announced its acquisition of DBAN disk wiping software from GEEP
[http://www.geepglobal.com ], a global e-waste recycling company. Blancco will continue to
maintain the DBAN software, the most commonly used disk wiping freeware worldwide, while
introducing DBAN enterprise users to its professional certified data erasure solutions.
This acquisition further strengthens Blancco’s position as the global leader in data
erasure and opens the door to additional marketing potential and growth of its user base.
In addition, GEEP has chosen Blancco for its global Data Security Solution.
“Users can continue to access DBAN exclusively and at no cost through the current DBAN
website [http://www.dban.org ], as nothing will change with regard to DBAN’s functionality
and availability,” said Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. “We are pleased to
have this opportunity to inform businesses, electronics recyclers and governments about
the advantages of our professional certified erasure products
[http://www.blancco.com/en/benefits/most-certified-data-erasure ] that are more secure and
suited for enterprise use.”
Blancco’s professional data erasure products, which erase hardware ranging from
servers and laptops to smartphones and data center equipment, have been designed for
security-minded organizations and businesses that must comply with a variety of government
and industry standards and regulations. Jeff Jermyn, President of Global Electric
Electronic Processing (GEEP [http://www.geepglobal.com ]), said the company is
standardizing its worldwide data erasure on Blancco software.
“We selected Blancco because the software is very robust – the best erasure solution
on the market – and allows us to offer customers a secure, auditable erasure process with
detailed reporting so they can safely reuse, remarket or dispose of their hardware,”
Jermyn said. “Blancco streamlines our recycling processes by automating erasure for a wide
range of hardware, including mobile devices
[http://www.blancco.com/en/products/total-data-erasure/mobile ], which represent a new and
growing business for us.
“Blancco software also has data erasure certifications from third parties and
governments around the world, which is critical for us as a global company. Its
flexibility in delivery options means we can perform on-site erasure in addition to
erasure at any of our 15 locations.”
Blancco’s acquisition of DBAN includes the trademark, IPR, domain names and website.
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.
GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) is a global leader in the electronic
asset management and end-of-life electronics recycling. GEEP is committed to enabling safe
and secure reuse of electronics, recovery of natural resources from obsolete electronics,
safe and responsible recycling of electronics to divert waste from landfill. GEEP has
locations across Canada, in the Unites States, Mexico, Central America, South America and
Europe. GEEP is part of the Giampaolo Group of Companies. More information is available at
Blancco Media Contact: Monica Shaw +1-770-367-9534 email@example.com Mr. Kim Vaisanen CEO and Co-Founder Blancco Oy Ltd. +358-50-585-2885 firstname.lastname@example.org GEEP Media Contact: Bev Brisebois Marketing Services Manager, GEEP email@example.com
SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.