Blancco to Showcase SSD Erasure and Best Practices at InfoSec World

Forerunners in data erasure will demonstrate how to solve SSD erasure challenges while meeting compliance audit requirements using Blancco software

Apr 07, 2014, 09:21 ET from Blancco Oy Ltd.

ATLANTA, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Evolving technology like solid state drives (SSDs), along with the growing assortment of storage media, make secure hardware disposal and reuse a challenge. Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, will showcase innovative technologies and best practices for secure enterprise data disposal at the InfoSec World Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., on April 7 and 8.

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"As SSDs gain in popularity for applications ranging from tablets to mass storage devices, fully erasing data from their complex flash-based memory poses new technical challenges," said Markku Willgren, President, US Operations for Blancco. "Our Blancco 5 erasure software is a major breakthrough, as it automatically detects SSDs and removes the freeze lock function, allowing access to the entire memory for thorough sanitization of SSDs."

Blancco 5 automatically produces auditable erasure reports, helping enterprises meet compliance and corporate responsibility goals. The software's fast, simultaneous erasure of multiple drives is executed several ways, including on-site methods and remote erasure over a network using the centralized Blancco Management Console.

Also, data centers can erase return merchandise authorization (RMA) drives that are detached from their original host systems with the new Blancco RMA-8 hardware appliance. It is pre-loaded with Blancco 5, which retains sector-size formatting, enabling OEM warranty returns.

At InfoSec World Booth #201, Blancco will demonstrate SSD erasure using Blancco RMA-8 and offer a white paper highlighting best practices for SSD erasure. Visitors can enter to win Blancco Toolkit, a portable erasure solution powered by Blancco 5.

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

Media Contact:
Monica Shaw

Blancco US
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations

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