Certification verifies security performance of disk wiping software for
Canadian government entities and organizations with stringent data
protection policies and compliance requirements.
ABBOTSFORD, BC, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, today
announced that its data erasure software has received Common Criteria
certification Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+, augmented with
ALC_FLR.3. This internationally recognized certification verifies that
Blancco data erasure software has completed a rigorous independent
testing process validating its ability to permanently erase data from
hard drives and other storage devices. It also verifies that Blancco
software conforms to standards sanctioned by the International
Standards Organization (ISO-IEC 15408).
"Common Criteria is an especially critical certification in the
government sector, which demands the highest levels of security in
removing data from hard drives set for reuse or disposal, along with
detailed reports to prove compliance," said Christopher Eeg, Country
Manager for Blancco Canada. "With Common Criteria certification,
Blancco answers the ongoing demand from the public sector, as well as
private companies with stringent data security policies, who must
protect data while efficiently achieving compliance with a growing
number of government and industry standards and regulations."
Canada is one of 26 nations participating in the Common Criteria
Recognition Agreement. Common Criteria testing in Canada falls under
the responsibility of Communications Security Establishment Canada
For many government departments and agencies in Canada, as well as
contractors who support them, information security products must
undergo a Common Criteria evaluation prior to acquisition. For private
organizations, Common Criteria offers confidence that an IT security
solution has been tested and approved by an independent party.With
Common Criteria certification, Blancco solidifies its commitment to
providing customer disk wiping software that meets and exceeds all
major international standards for secure data erasure, including:
• US Department of Defense, DOD 5220.22-M & ECE
• US Army, AR380-19
• US Navy Staff Office Publication, NAVSO P-5239-26 for RLL
• US Air Force System Security 5020
• National Computer Security Center, NCSC-TG-025
• NSA overwriting standard
In addition to Common Criteria, Blancco has over ten national and
international third party approvals, certifications and recommendations - the most in the industry.
For more information about certified data erasure from Blancco, visit http://www.blancco.com.
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, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.
SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.
For further information:
Christopher Eeg, Country Manager, Blancco Canada