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Blancco Expands Enterprise Data Erasure Offering with Launch of Partner Program for IT Asset Disposal Vendors

July 31, 2013

Charter members look to streamline data erasure management at their ITAD facilities and gain greater access to secure erasure practices for U.S. enterprises

ATLANTA, Georgia, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer
reuse solutions, has launched a partner program to streamline data erasure processes for
IT asset disposal (ITAD) organizations in the U.S. Three companies have joined as charter
members and Gold Level partners-the value recovery business of Arrow Electronics Inc., a
global provider of electronic component and enterprise computing solutions and support;
CloudBlue, a leading provider of enterprise IT asset disposition services; and CSI
Leasing, one of the world’s largest equipment leasing companies.

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“The Blancco U.S. ITAD Partner Program is how we go the extra mile to help ITADs
securely and efficiently meet growing data privacy challenges for their enterprise
customers,” said Markku Willgren, president of Blancco’s U.S. operations. “It sets the
foundation for a deeper business relationship with our key ITAD customers, through which
we can offer comprehensive services and help them effectively manage erasure processes.
Our ITAD partner reseller and lead referral agreements position us to bring our
world-class data erasure solutions to a wider range of organizations.”

In addition to participating in reseller and lead referral programs, Blancco Gold
Level ITAD partners gain access to co-branding opportunities, exclusive offers and events,
and partner level pricing and technical support. They also have access to the Blancco
Certified Engineer training program, which improves understanding of data erasure
processes, individual products, and erasure best practices for partner facilities.

“Data privacy and data erasure are growing concerns for enterprises around the world.
Arrow is committed to investing in global processes, systems and compliance protocols so
we can deliver solutions that our clients trust,” said Tim Kolbus, vice president of
global logistics services for Arrow. “We’re pleased to become a charter member of
Blancco’s new partner program, as we look to help guide innovation forward by deploying
the most secure and advanced solutions possible for our clients.”

Blancco customers eligible for the U.S. ITAD Partner Program include IT asset
disposition vendors, computer refurbishers and remarketers, and reverse logistics
companies in the U.S. For more information on partnership opportunities, visit this link
[http://www.blancco.com/us/company-info/partners ].

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, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.

        Media Contact:
        Monica Shaw, +1-770 367-9534

        Blancco US
        Markku Willgren, President, US Operations



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