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Blancco’s Acquisition of DBAN from GEEP Solidifies Company Position as Global Leader in Data Erasure - Sep 10 2012

World’s most popular disk wiping utility − DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) − remains freeware under Blancco development, while GEEP standardizes global processes on Blancco technology.

Joensuu, Finland, September 10, 2012Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has announced its acquisition of DBAN disk wiping software from GEEP, a global e-waste recycling company. Blancco will continue to maintain the DBAN software, the most commonly used disk wiping freeware worldwide, while introducing DBAN enterprise users to its professional certified data erasure solutions. This acquisition further strengthens Blancco’s position as the global leader in data erasure and opens the door to additional marketing potential and growth of its user base. In addition, GEEP has chosen Blancco for its global Data Security Solution.

“Users can continue to access DBAN exclusively and at no cost through the current DBAN website, as nothing will change with regard to DBAN’s functionality and availability,” said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. ”We are pleased to have this opportunity to inform businesses, electronics recyclers and governments about the advantages of our professional certified erasure products that are more secure and suited for enterprise use.”

Blancco’s professional data erasure products, which erase hardware ranging from servers and laptops to smartphones and data center equipment, have been designed for security-minded organizations and businesses that must comply with a variety of government and industry standards and regulations. Jeff Jermyn, President of Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP), said the company is standardizing its worldwide data erasure on Blancco software. 

“We selected Blancco because the software is very robust – the best erasure solution on the market – and allows us to offer customers a secure, auditable erasure process with detailed reporting so they can safely reuse, remarket or dispose of their hardware,” Jermyn said. “Blancco streamlines our recycling processes by automating erasure for a wide range of hardware, including mobile devices, which represent a new and growing business for us.

“Blancco software also has data erasure certifications from third parties and governments around the world, which is critical for us as a global company. Its flexibility in delivery options means we can perform on-site erasure in addition to erasure at any of our 15 locations.”

Blancco’s acquisition of DBAN includes the trademark, IPR, domain names and website.

Blancco Media Contact:
Monica Shaw
+1 770 367 9534
mshaw@carabinerpr.com

GEEP Media Contact:
Bev Brisebois
Marketing Services Manager, GEEP
bbrisebois@geepglobal.com

About Blancco
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, Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia.

About GEEP
GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) is a global leader in the electronic asset management and end-of-life electronics recycling.  GEEP is committed to enabling safe and secure reuse of electronics, recovery of natural resources from obsolete electronics, safe and responsible recycling of electronics to divert waste from landfill.  GEEP has locations across Canada, in the Unites States, Mexico, Central America, South America and Europe.  GEEP is part of the Giampaolo Group of Companies. More information is available at http://www.geepglobal.com/.

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