BSI Certification Positions Blancco as Germany's First Nationwide Provider of Data Erasure for Public Agencies

Jun 19, 2013, 04:12 ET from Blancco Oy Ltd.

JOENSUU, Finland, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Erasure software and IT security leader continues providing the world's most certified data erasure software

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has announced that Blancco Version 5.1.1 software is certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), also known as the German Information Security Agency (GISA). The certified version fulfills the rigorous security requirements of BSI guidelines for erasure of classified documents from servers and computers, and has been audited by TÜViT, an internationally recognized third-party IT testing organization.

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"With BSI certification, Blancco demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing secure data removal for both the public sector and for private companies with stringent data security policies around the world," said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. "Blancco's erasure software not only eliminates data, as certified by BSI and CESG and approved by NATO and other agencies, its comprehensive reports support audit and regulatory requirements and enable safe reuse or resale."

Blancco software 5.1.1 is the first and only software in Germany granted the BSI Z-VSA-0111-2013 approval for use by public agencies and the BSI. The software went through a multi-year review process where both globally applicable Common Criteria conditions and the requirements from the Federal Office in Bonn were considered, leading to a version that was submitted to and approved by TÜViT for data removal and reporting.

With the BSI certification, Blancco continues offering the world's most certified data erasure software, adhering to major government and military erasure standards and delivering advanced erasure for the widest range of hardware in the industry.

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 Oy Ltd.
Kim Väisänen,
CEO and Co-Founder

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