NATO Approves Blancco Erasure Client

Software approved for erasing NATO Secret security level data.

June 7, 2012
SDB Staff
Electronics Equipment & Products

Finland-based Blancco reports that NATO has approved the most recent version of Blancco Erasure Client v 4.10 HMG software. This latest approval indicates NATO’s recommendation of the software for erasing data at NATO Secret security levels and follows a similar NATO approval of a Blancco product in 2007. Blancco adds that the software also appears in the prestigious NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue (NIACP).

“Blancco is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of governments and public sector organizations around the world as they develop more exacting requirements to address evolving information security threats,” says Kim Väisänen, CEO and co-founder of Blancco. “Blancco’s erasure software not only eliminates data, as approved by NATO and other agencies, it also provides comprehensive erasure reports for audit and regulatory purposes as well as detailed information on hardware health for decisions regarding resale and reuse.”
Capable of simultaneously erasing multiple hard drives to increase erasure process productivity, Blancco’s erasure software has passed extensive disk forensic tests, according to the company. It also recently received approval from the Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) for erasure of drives intended for declassification and release for commercial use, including data at Confidential, Secret and Top Secret security levels. In addition, Blancco’s erasure software has been approved several times since 2004 by the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the UK Government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.