Blancco's New LUN Eraser Helps Prevent Dangerous Information Leaks
ATLANTA, GA, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Blancco, the global leader in data
erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, recently launched its latest
solution for the secure erasure of data within live storage
With worldwide revenue from public IT cloud services forecast to reach
US$55.5 billion by 2014,  data centers will be entrusted with more
information than ever before. In this rapidly emerging cloud computing
environment, data centers need secure, cost-effective options for
reusing enterprise storage systems without rebuilding them. For safe
reuse of these costly and complex systems, Blancco offers LUN Eraser, a
centralized tool that can erase logical drives like LUNs in a live
storage environment where the host computer cannot be rebooted.
"Not only does Blancco LUN Eraser sustain data center compliance with a
wide range of policies and regulations like PCI DSS, it can
simultaneously erase data on 200 or more logical units through remote
management from an application server," said Markku Willgren, President
of Blancco's US Operations. "For external data centers and internal
corporate users alike, this concurrent erasure expedites data removal
and improves productivity, while also providing detailed erasure
reports for audit purposes."
Blancco LUN Eraser erases logical and physical drives detected by UNIX
and Windows operating systems. It shreds the drive by overwriting the
entire writeable area, sector by sector, according to a process chosen
from among all major government and industry overwriting standards, as
required by the user. The automatically generated report, which
documents details like the LUN identifier and date, time, and
technician for the erasure, can be uploaded to Blancco Management
Console or emailed as a PDF.
Blancco LUN Eraser protects data at vulnerable transition points
Blancco LUN Eraser supports both corporate users with data centers and
external storage providers in their efforts to meet increasingly strict
regulations and internal data security policies that mandate data
destruction. Common scenarios that require erasure of LUNs and
associated documentation include:
PCI DSS compliance - The Payment Card Data Security Standard requires
that customer data is not stored more than five years. At the end of
this period, the data must be securely erased and the process
Disaster recovery test - Disaster recovery tests are necessary to ensure
a high availability data center environment. During these tests, LUN
data is replicated and must be erased afterwards for security reasons,
with appropriate documentation to prove its removal.
End-of-hosting subscription - In a cloud computing environment,
customers may come and go. Erasure is necessary for LUN reuse in a
hosted environment when a current customer leaves and a new user is
assigned to an existing LUN.
To find out more about how Blancco LUN Eraser meets these and other data
center requirements for erasure of logical and physical drives, visit http://www.blancco.com/en/product-services/blancco-lun-eraser.
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around
the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle
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, 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.
 IDC: Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services 2010-2014
Forecast. June 2010.
SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.
For further information:
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations