Blancco Data Erasure Software Receives Common Criteria Certification
Feb 21, 2012, 09:00 ET
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 (CSEC).
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.
For further information:
Christopher Eeg, Country Manager, Blancco Canada
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