JOENSUU, Finland, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
FICORA's approval paves way for additional international acceptance of Blancco's SSD erasure technology
Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has announced that the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) has approved Blancco 5 software for data erasure of magnetic and solid-state hard drives (SSDs). This approval marks the first acceptance of an SSD erasure product by a national authority.
"We are pleased that FICORA has recognized our proprietary SSD data erasure technology with this approval," said Kim Väisänen, Managing Director of Blancco. "Blancco is happy to help authorities securely manage removable SSDs in eco-friendly ways, such as recycling or re-marketing, and we expect Blancco 5 will gain approvals for SSD erasure from other national authorities in the future."
FICORA inspected Blancco 5's technical features, software development process and software development premises and found the product suitable for erasing data from hard drives and SSDs at security classification levels I-IV. Previously, FICORA's guidelines stated that the only reliable means of removing data was physical destruction of the SSD.
"The authorities have had a need for secure SSD erasure for quite some time," said Aki Tauriainen, Head of Audits and Accreditation for FICORA. The approval is valid only when using Blancco 5 software according to FICORA's defined user policy and Hard Drive Life Cycle Management Guidelines.
Blancco 5 ensures 100% data sanitization of PCs, laptops, servers, data center equipment, enclosures and other large storage units. For additional details, 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 http://www.blancco.com.
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Kim Väisänen, Managing Director
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