Blancco, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, says that organizations using reporting solutions available with Blancco products automatically receive tamper-proof evidence for auditors that data have been removed from their IT assets.
“Legislation, regulations and industry standards continue to grow more stringent worldwide regarding privacy of data on computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices, and our solutions help organizations meet erasure requirements with confidence,” says Markku Willgren, president of U.S. operations for Blancco. “The stakes are high, as noncompliance can mean exorbitant fines, civil liability, irreparable damage to brand image or even imprisonment.”
Data security mandates under certification programs such as ISO 27001 and ISO 15408 as well as industry standards such as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX )and the upcoming European Union Data Protection Directive require proof of this data removal to avoid the risk of penalties, Blancoo points out.
“Blancco’s digitally signed erasure reports provide critical details as to when, how and by whom the erasure was done as well as the asset serial number and hardware condition,” Willgren says. “With third-party approved erasure processes and detailed reporting, Blancco’s certified data erasure products ensure both regulatory compliance and peace of mind for organizations throughout the public and private sectors,” he adds.
As a global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers certified data erasure solutions. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based Regenersis, a strategic outsourcing partner to many leading consumer technology companies.