Blancco's Enterprise Data Erasure Software Simplifies Secure IT Asset
Disposal

New Management Console Centralizes Processes and Supplies Detailed Erasure Reports Before Assets Leave Premises With Sensitive Data

JOENSUU, Finland, March 29 /CNW/ - Companies often associate the threat of data loss with stolen laptops or other portable media, but many are less aware of a more subtle culprit - their own improper disposal of information technology (IT) assets. In fact, insecure disposal of IT assets is the cause of data loss in 12 percent of cases, according to a 2009 KPMG International report,(i) with serious implications for corporate reputation and costly fines. To simplify corporate processes for secure IT asset disposal, a next-generation management console that supports centralized removal of sensitive data is now available from Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions.

"It is now considered an information security best practice - and often a legal requirement - to erase data from IT assets flagged for retirement or redeployment before they leave the business premises, even if they are also scheduled for data removal and recycling or resale through an offsite service provider," said Kim Vaisanen, CEO of Blancco. "Both corporate IT security officers and third-party asset disposal services need an easy-to-administer online tool that securely manages the entire erasure process and provides detailed reports for compliance and chain-of-custody purposes."

Blancco Management Console is an online solution designed to handle all aspects of IT asset disposal within a WAN/LAN, including software license distribution, hardware IT asset management and data erasure reporting. The console is installed within five minutes and runs on several platforms. Comprehensive reports can be exported and e-mailed in many different formats, depending on user rights defined by the administrator. Reports can also be created for multiple types of IT assets, such as monitors, printers, copiers, routers and switches.

About Blancco

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.

    
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    (i) 2009 KPMG Data Loss Barometer, Issue 2
    

SOURCE BLANCCO LTD.

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Monica Shaw, mshaw@carabinerpr.com, Tel: (770) 367-9534

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