Blancco Receives Certifications from Mexican, UK Governments

Data erasure software receives approval from Mexico’s SFP and U.K.’s CESG government bodies.

November 4, 2011
SDB Staff
Certification Equipment & Products Legislation & Regulations

The Finland-based company Blancco has announced that its data erasure software has received certification as an official supplier of the Mexican government by the Secretaria de la Función Pública (SFP). In addition, the United Kingdom government’s Defence Infosec Product Cooperation Group (DIPCOG) has approved a new version of Blancco software for use by its Ministry of Defence (MoD).

“These certifications represent Blancco’s global emphasis on serving the rapidly-changing needs of the public sector for safe, cost effective ways to remove data and re-use, sell or donate IT assets,” says Kim Väisänen, CEO and co-founder of Blancco. “We are proud to be the only data erasure solution provider certified by Mexico with a local office in the country. Likewise, we are pleased to extend our relationship with the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence.”

According to Blancco, with certification from SFP, the Mexican ministry that supervises and audits government purchases, all government departments may now purchase products directly from Blancco, including the army, Ministry of Treasury and police.

In the U.K., DIPCOG formally approved Blancco’s CESG (National Technical Authority for Information Assurance) certified data erasure software, 4.10HMG, for MoD use, adding it to the CESG Directory of Infosec Assured Products. The UK approval follows similar CESG certifications in 2003, 2006 and 2008, and 2010.