LONDON, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
UK's Defence Infosec Product Co-Operation Group (DIPCOG) approves erasure software for use with mobile devices, logical units (LUNs) and individual files
For the first time, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other government departments and agencies have access to DIPCOG-approved data erasure products for tablets, smartphones, and LUNs from Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions. Blancco Mobile and Blancco LUN have been approved to remove data classified up to the Official Sensitive (OS) level, making them the only solutions of their type to achieve this approval level. DIPCOG also stipulated that the products can receive a higher classification at the discretion of an agency's Head of Security (PSyA).
"Blancco is proud to receive these approvals from DIPCOG, as it demonstrates once again our commitment to maintaining the world's most certified data erasure products in the face of ever-changing information security challenges and technologies," said Kim Väisänen, Managing Director of Blancco. "Our automated, efficient solutions will enable the MOD and other agencies to secure sensitive information, safely reuse valuable equipment, and achieve environmental, manpower and cost benefits, while also receiving a detailed, auditable report to prove erasure."
Blancco's data erasure solutions directly overwrite the whole storage capacity with redundant data. Unlike physical destruction, overwriting leaves the equipment functional so it can be reused instead of destroyed, as often happens with equipment containing sensitive data. The DIPCOG approved products include:
- Blancco Mobile securely erases internal memory of smartphones or tablets, protecting against data compromise when disposing of these devices, which may contain sensitive or highly classified data.
- Blancco LUN erases individual drives, as well as logical drives (such as LUNs), in an active storage environment. It simultaneously erases multiple units of any disk drive type supported by UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows (including ATA, SCSI, FC and iSCSI), offering an automated and cost-effective alternative to destroying valuable equipment.
In addition to the DIPCOG approvals for Blancco LUN and Blancco Mobile, Blancco File was again approved by DIPCOG for secure erasure of selected files and folders on active systems. This software protects against data compromise when sensitive or highly classified data is placed on devices of a lower classification.
For more information on Blancco's certifications, visit here.
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. Blancco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Regenersis, a strategic outsourcing partner to many of the world's leading consumer technology companies. More information is available at www.blancco.com.
SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.