Blancco Products Accepted for Common Criteria Testing

September 20, 2009

JOENSUU, Finland, September 21 /PRNewswire/ –

– Disk Wipe Software First in its Category Slated for Evaluation
Assurance Level 3+

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle
solutions, today announced that its certified data erasure products are on
track to earn Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+, augmented
with ALC_FLR.3. This certification assures customers that the products have
gone through a rigorous analysis and testing process and conform to standards
sanctioned by the International Standards Organization.

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Common Criteria is an internationally recognized independent security
certification recognized by governments in 26 countries across Europe,
Australasia, Asia and North America. Common Criteria certification is granted
when a Common Criteria Licensed Laboratory determines that a product meets
security standards that address its functionality, development environment,
documentation and product testing measures.

“Blancco will be proud to become the first provider of overwriting-based
data erasure software with broad hardware support to receive Common Criteria
EAL3+ certification,” said Kim Vaisanen, CEO of Blancco. “Blancco is already
the most certified data erasure provider and customers using our products for
data removal are guaranteed that the process meets and exceeds international
standards, without having to worry about meeting the security standards of
individual countries.”

Through its support of Common Criteria guidelines, Blancco continues its
commitment to delivering advanced data erasure for the widest range of
hardware in the industry. Blancco’s data erasure solutions adhere to all
major government and military erasure standards, while their ability to erase
all data – even on hidden and remapped sectors – meets HIPAA, SOX, GLBA and
other regulatory requirements. As the industry leader, Blancco’s expertise
ensures smooth integration of automated data erasure, hardware asset
management and report collection for any organization.

About Common Criteria

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC)
is a set of evaluation criteria agreed to by 26 countries. It was designed to
resolve the technical and conceptual differences among existing standards for
the evaluation of security systems and products. Certification to the Common
Criteria requires in-depth analysis of product design and development
methodology, backed by extensive testing. Common Criteria is currently
recognized by the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, New
, Austria, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands,
Norway, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and
the United Kingdom.

About Blancco

Blancco software is the proven data erasure solution for millions of
users around the globe and is the industry’s most certified erasure software.
The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including
banking, finance, government and defense, as well as IT Asset Disposal
professionals. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international
offices and partners across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia.
More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.

    Media Contact:
    Monica Shaw
    Carabiner Communications

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