August 5, 2008
Blancco and Sun Microsystems Partner to Deliver Secure and Flexible Data Erasure Solutions
Blancco Ltd., the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, today announced that Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) will license Blancco's data erasure software. Under terms of the agreement, Blancco and Sun will work together to develop a global standards-based solution designed to help customers manage their data center assets within their corporate policies and in adherence with regulatory guidelines.
"Sun Microsystems is a true pioneer in the field of servers and storage devices, and this partnership not only helps us meet our ongoing hardware support goals but also enables us to spread the positive impact of complete, certified data erasure to Sun's extensive global reach," said Kim Vaisanen, managing director for Blancco. "By working with Sun we can pass on all the benefits and security merits that Blancco's software solution offers."
The partnership between Blancco and Sun highlights a worldwide focus on data security, fuelled by increasing government regulations put in place to protect privacy and prevent fraud -- requiring companies to keep their business running smoothly while keeping data safe from intruders. Blancco's data erasure software adheres to the security guidelines of national and international erasure standards, providing Sun with a tested solution that performs to worldwide regulatory standards. In addition, this new solution can meet the rigorous data protection policies of a company's own internal security department as well as the guidelines of the regulatory agencies who audit these policies.
Furthermore, for companies that must consider the lifecycle of their equipment and mandates stipulating that all data on hard drives be completely erased prior to redisposition of assets, Sun's licensing of Blancco's software ensures compliancy with internal data erasure policies and data erasure guidelines of regulatory agencies.
"We are pleased to be working with Blancco to further enhance our data erasure services offering," said Michelle Dennedy, Chief Data Strategy & Privacy Officer, of Sun Microsystems. "By leveraging Blancco's industry-leading data erasure software, Sun will work to offer a certified solution built to meet the specific needs of customers who must protect their most sensitive client and corporate data."
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe and is the industry's most certified erasure software as used by leading corporations and banks, governments and defence forces, refurbishing and remarketing professionals. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at www.blancco.com.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.