2014

Blancco Mobile Data Erasure Solution to Support One Tablet per Child Program in Thailand

JOENSUU, Finland, January 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Far more secure than simple factory resets, Blancco's proven erasure software completely erases data from Android and other devices

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has announced that its flagship product for erasing data from smartphones and tablets has been provided to the One Tablet Per Child program (OTPC), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) and Ministry of Education (MOE), Thailand.

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The TÜV-approved Blancco Mobile solution is already used by many mobile operators and organizations to eliminate the risk of costly data breaches and comply with standards and regulations pertaining to data privacy.

"The aim of the OTPC program is to reduce the social gap of education inequality and increase literacy by analyzing students' performance data recorded in the tablet. For protecting children's data on tablets, Blancco Mobile is a crucial solution. Not only government and education, but corporations in Thailand should erase data on mobile devices upon device disposal or replacement timing," says Group Captain Anudith Nakornthap, Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

"We are pleased to support a world-class IT and education program with our Blancco Mobile software," said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. "It is yet another example of how Blancco Mobile plays a vital security role for securing children's data."

Beginning in 2014, Blancco Mobile will erase personal data on OTPC tablets for elementary, junior high and senior high students throughout Thailand when tablets require repair, replacement or disposal. This program covers 850,000 tablets that were already distributed, plus another 1.7 million tablets scheduled for distribution in 2014.

Blancco Mobile is designed to securely erase a smartphone's internal and external memory. Restoring factory settings does not ensure that data is permanently destroyed because data can still be recovered afterwards. Blancco Mobile permanently erases all user data such as emails, contacts and text messages, facilitating the safe reuse or resale of a tablet or smartphone. Blancco Mobile supports platforms such as iOS (iPhones & iPads), Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian and Windows Mobile.

About Blancco
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, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com.

Media Contact:
Monica Shaw
+1-770-367-9534
mshaw@carabinerpr.com


Blancco Oy Ltd.
Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder
+358-50-585-2885
kim.vaisanen@blancco.com

SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.



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