Latest Erasure Solutions Launch Preemptive Strike Against Data Breaches

Blancco 5 data erasure software and centralized Management Console supports fast, simple and complete data removal from electronic devices

June 21, 2012

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Atlanta, Georgia, June 18, 2012 – In the war against data breaches, enterprises often focus on malware or hackers, overlooking the very real threat from improperly disposed electronic equipment. According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse data, 25% of data breaches in 2011 were the result of lost, discarded or stolen stationary or portable devices, representing 40% of all exposed records. With its new Blancco 5 data erasure software and centralized Management Console, Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, helps enterprises proactively fight against costly data breach fines and related risks. These secure erasure solutions support fast, simple and complete data removal from electronic devices ranging from laptops and PCs to storage arrays in high-end servers for data center environments.

“As the digital universe is doubling every 18 months and the spectrum of device platforms is rapidly becoming more and more fragmented, efficiency, extensive platform coverage and automation are an absolute must for present and future data erasure needs,” said Markku Willgren, President of Blancco’s US operations. “Blancco 5, combined with our new Blancco Management Console, takes process automation, execution and security of data erasure to an advanced level. It also offers an extremely fast and user-friendly experience with upgraded interfaces, dashboards, and other efficiency-oriented features.

“As workplace data and electronic devices proliferate, increasing the threat of data exposure, companies and public organizations need a solution that is flexible enough to erase multiple hardware platforms while providing user friendly, centralized administration and robust reporting.”

Blancco 5’s intuitive interface allows users to easily customize complex erasure processes. Its high speed, simultaneous erasure of multiple drives keeps valuable IT resources productive, and enhanced hardware detection contributes to detailed erasure reports that can streamline audit procedures in regulated industries like healthcare, banking and retail that require data removal for retired, disposed and reused hardware.

Used with Blancco 5, the Management Console further streamlines data security and erasure processes by providing complete online management and automation from a central console supported by user-friendly dashboards and widgets. Erasure policy management and data erasure reporting are two of the many processes automated through Blancco Management Console. This solution also integrates with other Blancco products for erasure of LUNs, flash drives, and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Blancco Management Console centrally stores erasure reports to support asset and chain of custody tracking and provide transparency for software and hardware audits to prove erasure compliance and avoid regulatory fines. It also integrates with asset management and ERP systems and supports export and email of erasure reports, depending on administrator-defined user rights.

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Monica Shaw

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