Blancco Brings New Data Security And Erasure Possibilities To Canada

    Blancco's newly opened office is guaranteed to provide a much higher
level of data security through proper erasure procedures with definitive
reporting and auditing capabilities.

    ONTARIO, CANADA, March 27 /CNW/ - Blancco Ltd., the world's leading
software company for Professional Data Destruction and Computer Reuse
Management is opening its ninth international office in Ontario in an effort
to provide Canadians with today's state of the art Data Erasure solutions.
Robert Crawford, Blancco's Country Manager in Canada, looks forward "to the
countless possibilities to work with public and private sector organizations
to create a safer environment for secured information." Everything from
personnel records, private customer information, personal health information
(PHI) up to Top Secret level governmental and corporate data are 100%
protected by Blancco's software and erasure methods. Not only is Blancco's
technology leading the data erasure market, but it goes far above and beyond
the requirements of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIPA) and the
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents ACT (PIPEDA).

    Data destruction is a key element in all effective data security
policies. Recently in Ontario, a laptop computer was stolen out of a van
belonging to a Doctor who worked for a local hospital, which contained the
private health information of 2,900 patients and family members.
Unfortunately, the laptop only contained a simple password protection tool,
which by today's standards, is a completely inefficient means of data
security, and very easily bypassed by someone with limited computer knowledge.
Had this laptop been equipped with Blancco-Stealth Cleaner, an incorrect
password could have been set to completely erase the entire contents of the
computer's hard drive, therefore rendering the laptop and its sensitive
information completely useless and impossible to extract.

    Ontario has since created somewhat tougher standards requiring encryption
of identifiable data. While encryption is an acceptable means of protecting
data as part of a corporate or public data security policy, countries
typically have limitations on the level of encryption allowed because of
government laws and standards. Thus, still leaving an opportunity for those
looking to steal others private information. It is imperative that the public
and private sectors understand that in the data security market, old
information or transportation of information must be protected by data erasure
software with a 100% guarantee.

    Not only is Blancco able to provide Canada with Data Erasure Solutions
that are guaranteed to work, but Blancco's conceptual E.R.A. system (Erase,
Reporting, Auditing) is the only Data Erasure system that gives clients a
definitive reporting mechanism that protects its users from future liabilities
due to the loss of information. Furthermore, the ERA principle (Erase, Report,
Audit), allows clients to be compliant with government regulations, protects
them from liabilities and simplifies internal audits.

    Blancco's speed of data erasure for computer reuse or sanitization is
unmatched in the data erasure industry. Also, Blancco prides itself on their
wide range of hardware support and the ability to offer clients a single piece
of software that applies to their entire computer needs such as desktop
computers, laptops and servers. Basically, Blancco's ability to provide fast,
secure, guaranteed single software packages makes them the ideal solution for
all public and private sector data security solutions.

    About Blancco

    With several million end-users, an impressive clientele and a broad
network of trusted partners, Blancco has proved to be the global specialist in
the field of professional data destruction and computer reuse management.
Founded in 1997, Blancco Ltd. has its corporate headquarters in Joensuu,
Finland. Besides its 9 international offices, Blancco has partners in all
continents, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. In 2006, Deloitte ranked
Blancco in the "Fast 50" for being one of the top fastest growing technology
companies in Finland.

    For more information about Blancco Ltd. and its products and services,
please visit

For further information:

For further information: Mr. David J Williams PR Coordinator Blancco Ltd
Lansikatu 15 80110 Joensuu Finland Tel.: +358 207
433 878 Or Mr. Robert Crawford Country Manager-Blancco Ltd.-Canada 75 First
Street, Suite 441 Orangeville, Ontario CANADA L9W 5B6 Tel: 905-452-9222

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