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Blancco White Paper Highlights Benefits of Efficient, Secure Management of Data Erasure Processes

October 16, 2012

JOENSUU, Finland, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Centrally managed, automated erasure of IT equipment offers strategic

advantages for CIOs, IT Asset Managers, CISOs and other IT Security Officers and


From the ongoing threat of data leaks to the proliferation of data security
regulations and shrinking staff and budgets, information technology (IT) departments face
a growing list of security challenges. To fully eliminate the risk of potentially costly
data breaches, organizations must secure data on both active and retired systems by
adopting comprehensive data erasure as a best practice. With a new white paper titled,
“Managing Data Erasure in the Enterprise: Automated Processes for Optimal Efficiency,”
Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse
solutions, addresses how automated management of erasure efficiently secures data without
impacting IT resources.

In the paper, Blancco research uncovers the advantages that certified data erasure
[http://www.blancco.com/en/benefits/most-certified-data-erasure ] – a software-based
approach for overwriting and fully eliminating all electronic information – offers over
physical destruction of devices, degaussing, encryption, re-formatting, and less
comprehensive software overwriting approaches.

“Data erasure management with advanced erasure technology offers the ultimate first
line of defense by completely ridding equipment of sensitive information, while also
improving IT staff efficiency with a capability to erase 200-plus devices simultaneously,
” said Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. “With automated removal of data using
technology that provides proof in a detailed report, organizations are assured that data
is protected and regulatory audit concerns are addressed, without impacting the
productivity of resources and overall operations.”

Commonly assumed to be an end-of-lifecycle activity only, data erasure is also often
necessary in the early phases of an asset’s use when certain temporary confidential
information is no longer needed. Advanced data erasure tools, Blancco notes in the paper,
can target the erasure of individual files and folders on active systems, which is an
ideal way to remove temporary credit card, customer, and proprietary data. By automating
data destruction on a time or event driven basis, advanced erasure secures information on
active local or remote servers and computers, making day-to-day data shredding an easy

An advanced and centralized data erasure solution also provides a quick, automated and
secure means of saving both time and money while ensuring protection of sensitive data,
according to the white paper. With automated data erasure features, IT departments can
gain the fastest and most customized approach possible using an enhanced and expedited
erasure, reporting and auditing process.

For more information on Blancco, or to view the white paper online, please visit


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.
        Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder

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