Small start-up business formed in response to medical record data breach
emerges as multinational company providing erasure technology for tens
of thousands of IT assets daily
ABBOTSFORD, BC, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, is now
celebrating 15 years at the forefront of data erasure technology and
management processes. As identity theft and fraud proliferate, along
with regulations designed to prevent them, Blancco's erasure technology
has become the preferred choice in data protection for global defense,
government, banking, healthcare, IT and electronics reseller
organizations. With annual growth rates of 25 to 30 percent, Blancco
now has offices in 13 countries around the world.
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"The digital universe doubles every 18 months, while the types of
electronic devices multiply, issuing organizations an ongoing challenge
to securely manage data erasure processes for equipment they wish to
reuse, resell or dispose," said Kim Väisänen, CEO and co-founder of
Blancco. "With our full portfolio of erasure solutions, Blancco is
committed to working alongside businesses of all sizes to help manage
these challenges with automated erasure and centralized reporting
Blancco traces its roots to 1997 when a Finnish hospital accidentally
sold a PC containing medical records of 3000 patients. In response,
Väisänen and another young entrepreneur created data erasure software
that securely wiped hard disk drives. Today, Blancco products erase
equipment ranging from servers and PCs to smartphones and complex data
center equipment. Tens of thousands of IT assets are being erased
worldwide each day.
Additionally, Blancco has the most independent third party
certifications and approvals in the industry and recently received Common Criteria certification, an international standard for computer security. Blancco's
certifications, approvals and recommendations indicate that its data
erasure tools meet the highest criteria for removing data, as verified
by laboratory tests. They are also critical for organizations that want
to do business in a particular industry or with a government.
"The recent growth of compliance and legislative requirements in data
security demonstrates that the management of secure data erasure will
become even more critical in the next few years," said Väisänen. "Just
as we were committed to helping organizations manage these
ever-increasing challenges over the last 15 years, we look forward to
supporting the industry's needs in the decades ahead."
Blancco's history timeline and a short video message from Väisänen can
be seen on its 15th anniversary campaign site: http://www.blancco.com/15-years.
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.
SOURCE: Blancco Oy Ltd.
For further information:
Blancco Oy Ltd.
Mr. Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder