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Fully Certified Data Erasure

Certifications authenticate Blancco’s high standards. Blancco software is the most trustworthy solution on the market.

As the pioneer and leader in certified data erasure, Blancco is committed to the highest quality products. We have over ten national and international third party approvals, certifications and recommendations – the most in the industry. Blancco meets and exceeds all major international standards for secure data erasure, making it the most trustworthy data erasure solution on the market.

Certified for Common Criteria (ISO 15408)

Common criteria

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized independent security certification recognized by governments in 26 countries across Europe, Australasia, Asia and North America. Based on Common Criteria’s global requirements, ANSSI (French Network and Information Security Agency) certified Blancco erasure software to one of the highest levels of any data erasure software ever evaluated, validating that it fulfills all requirements for security properties. This thorough, independent evaluation matched the stringent criteria for all information security products that are granted a Common Criteria EAL 3+ certification. Certified version:

  • Blancco Erasure Software 5.1.0

Certifications around the world

Communications-Electronics Security Group

Blancco HMG Software is certified by the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance. The product exceeded the highest security specifications detailed in the HMG Infosec Standard No: 5. Certified versions:

  • Blancco HMG v4.10
  • Blancco HMG v4.8
  • Blancco Data Cleaner 3.7r1
  • Blancco Data Cleaner v3.3r7
BSI - Federal Office for Information Security

Blancco is certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), also known as the German Information Security Agency (GISA). The approved version fulfills the high security requirements of the BSI guidelines for classified documents and has been audited by the TÜV Süd. Approved version:

  • Blancco 5.1.1 BSI Version
Netherlands National Communication Security Agency

The Dutch AIVD (General Intelligence and Security Service) has certified and approved Blancco for Dutch Governmental use up to and including Secret classification. Certified versions:

  • Blancco Software 4.10.NL
  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.8 NL
  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.701 NL
  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.4 NL
  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.2R2
Swedish Armed Forces

Blancco data erasure software is certified by the Swedish Armed Forces, providing solid assurance that our Scandinavian and Nordic customers are using the best data erasure solution available. Certified versions:

  • Blancco Pro v4.8
Central Information Systems Security Division

Blancco software is certified and recommended by the DCSSI (Central Information Systems Security Division under the authority of the French General Secretary for National Defense). Blancco has the only data erasure software certified in France. Certified version:

  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.8
Refurbished (Reuse) & Recycle Information Technology Equipment Association

Blancco is certified by the Japanese body Refurbished (Reuse) & Recycle Information Technology Equipment Association. Certified version:

  • Blancco 5.x
  • Blancco Server Edition 4.1x
The Polish Internal Security Agency

The ABW is the Polish special service responsible for protection of the country’s internal security and its constitutional order. Blancco is the only data erasure software certified by Polish authorities. Certified version:

  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.2r1

Approvals and recommendations


Blancco’s secure data erasure products are recommended by NATO and included in the prestigious NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue (NIAPC). Blancco worked closely with NATO to achieve this recommendation and inclusion in NIAPC, which is provided to NATO military partners and Partnership for Peace program members. Certified version:

  • Blancco Erasure Client 4.10 HMG
  • Blancco Data Cleaner v.4.5 HMG

TÜV SÜD endorses Blancco Mobile Edition (for the following platforms: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Mobile). Approved version:

  • Blancco Mobile Edition 1.1.31. (Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile)
  • Blancco Mobile 2.2.1 (iOS)

TÜV SÜD also endorses Blancco Data Cleaner for storage media, noting that it is “appropriate to safely and irrecoverably erase the data on all popular types of hard drives.” Approved version:

  • Blancco – Data Cleaner v4.7
The Defence INFOSEC Product Co-Operation Group of the UK

The Defence INFOSEC Product Co-Operation Group (DIPCOG) has approved Blancco HMG, File, LUN, and Mobile for use in the Ministry of Defence and UK Government departments. Due to the high standards the MoD requires, special security specifications were set based on CESG’s standards. Blancco currently holds the highest number of DIPCOG approvals of any data erasure software company in the UK, and has the only DIPCOG approved products for selective data erasure, mobile erasure, and LUN erasure. Blancco is highly recommended for use within the UK’s MoD. Approved products:

  • Blancco HMG v4.10 (See DAC/0019) for guidelines.)
  • Blancco File (See DIPN9 for guidelines.)
  • Blancco Mobile
  • Blancco LUN
USA Department of Defense

Blancco meets and exceeds the DoD’s recommended data erasure approach for overwriting “all addressable locations,” as defined in the US DoD NISPOM (National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual).

The Norwegian National Security Authority

The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) approved Blancco HMG Software for the erasure of hard disks intended for declassification and release for commercial use. Blancco software erases all existing data, including data at Confidential, Secret and Top Secret security levels. Certified versions:

  • Blancco Erasure Software v. 4.10 HMG
  • Blancco HMG v4.5
  • Blancco Data Cleaner v3.3r7
The Czech Republic's National Security Agency

The Czech Republic’s National Security Authority (Národní bezpecnostní úrad) has recommended Blancco after conducting an evaluation of Blancco products and setting conditions for the products’ usage in the area of national classified information.

  • Blancco - Client Software
    • Blancco Data Cleaner+, Version: 4.8 HMG
    • Blancco – Pro, Version: 4.8 HMG
    • Blancco PC Edition, Version: 4.9 HMG
  • Blancco - File Shredder, Version 7.7.

The most certified data erasure solution on the market.