New Identity Reflects Mission to Provide Absolute Line of Defense Against Security Breaches and Faulty Mobile Experiences; Aims to Tighten Grip on Data Privacy Protection and Regulatory Compliance in U.S.
ATLANTA and LONDON, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Effective today, the software division of Regenersis, a global provider of device diagnostics, repair and data erasure services, announces it has a new name - Blancco Technology Group (www.blanccotechnologygroup.com). This rebrand signals a deliberate move to recast the company into a new role - acting as a guardian of electronic assets and mobile functionality for enterprise businesses.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), 334.4 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. At the same time, shorter life expectancies and replacement cycles for phones are fueling a boom in second-hand smartphone sales worldwide. To be specific, Gartner estimates the worldwide market for refurbished phones sold to end-users will grow to 120 million units by 2017.
That's where Blancco Technology Group fills a pressing and unmet need. Through its expanded data erasure and mobile diagnostics service offering, the unified company maximizes the functionality and resale value of devices, while preventing leaks of sensitive personal and corporate information before devices are traded in, sold, recycled, destroyed or reused.
As part of the rebrand, Pat Clawson has been named CEO of Blancco Technology Group. Most recently, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lumension Inc., where he successfully grew the business to strong revenue growth and profitability. With more than 20 years of software industry experience, Clawson has established himself as an IT security pundit among some of the world's most influential brands, analysts and press.
"While our business has traditionally been rooted in Europe - both from a customer base and sales perspective - we're now ready to address the needs of organizations globally," said Blancco Technology Group CEO, Patrick Clawson. "When you look at the types of international regulations and the soon-to-be-launched EU General Data Protection Regulation, it's quite clear that the U.S. trails far behind its European counterparts in data privacy protection and regulatory compliance."
Unlike any other security organization, Blancco Technology Group holds certifications, approvals and recommendations from 19 national and international governing bodies, including the United States Department of Defense, NATO, Common Criteria and UK Ministry of Defense.
"Rather than expound on best practices from afar, we plan to actively assist government officials in drafting, enacting and monitoring security legislation, while improving the lines of communication and collaboration between the private and public sectors," affirmed Clawson. More specifically, Clawson is resolved to change the security landscape, both in the U.S. and across the globe, by empowering businesses and consumers alike to protect their data with absolute certainty and a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.
About Blancco Technology Group
Blancco Technology Group is a leading, global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions. We help our clients' customers test, diagnose, repair and repurpose IT devices with the most proven and certified software. Our clientele consists of equipment manufacturers, mobile network operators, retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers and government organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, United States, with a distributed workforce and customer base across the globe.
Blancco, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is the global de facto standard in certified data erasure. We provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.
SmartChk by xCaliber Technologies, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is a global innovator in mobile asset diagnostics and business intelligence. We partner with our customers to improve their customers' experience by providing seamless solutions to test, diagnose and repair mobile assets. SmartChk (or Xcaliber Technologies) provides world-class support, pre and post implementation, allowing our customers to derive measurable business results.
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For further information: Media Contacts: SHIFT Communications for Blancco Technology Group (US), Dominic Weeks, Account Director, T: +1(617)779-1818, E: [email protected]; SAY Communications for Blancco Technology Group (Europe), Robert Hickling, Senior Account Manager, T: +44(0)20-8971-6427, E: [email protected]; Blancco Technology Group, Ragini Bhalla, Senior Director of Global Communications, T: +1(917)991-8308, E: [email protected]