As the de facto global standard in certified data erasure, Blancco has been tested, certified, approved or recommended by 18 national and international governing bodies. No other security firm can boast this level of compliance with the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

Global Certifications


Awarding Body Description Year Country Software Certified
national cyber security centre Blancco is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance. The Blancco product meets the highest security specifications detailed in the HMG InfoSec Standard No: 5. 2015 UK Blancco 5

Blancco 4 (HMG v4.10)

The Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC) of Russia is the authority that implements national policy for information security and protection of sensitive information. Blancco has been awarded a certificate from FSTEC confirming the software’s compliance with a range of technical requirements, including the validation of its security functions. 2014 Russia Blancco 4 (v4.12.1)
Blancco is certified by the Refurbished (Reuse) & Recycle Information Technology Equipment Association in Japan. 2014 Japan Blancco 5
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), also known as the German Information Security Agency (GISA). The approved version fulfills the stringent security requirements of the BSI guidelines for classified documents and has been audited by the TÜV Süd. 2012/13 Germany Blancco 5
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized independent security certification recognized by governments in 26 countries across Europe, Australasia, Asia and North America. 2012 Various Blancco 5
The AIVD is the security service of the Netherlands and – amongst many other things – evaluates information security products.

Blancco has met the security requirements, through code reviews and adapting its software processes to meet the stringent requirements for the AIVD.

2011 Netherlands Blancco 4 (v4.10 NL)
FMV is the civil authority under the Swedish Ministry of Defence and are the main resource for the testing and evaluation of technical systems for agencies and defense.

They approved Blancco for use by the armed forces following evaluation.

2009 Sweden Blancco 4 (Pro–v4.8)
Blancco software the only data erasure software to be certified in France by the DCSSI (Central Information Systems Security Division under the authority of the French General Secretary for National Defense).

The Blancco erasure client was comprehensively tested to ensure that the product is suitable for effectively erasing drives.

2008 France Blancco 4 (v4.8)
ABW The ABW is the Polish special service responsible for protection of the country’s internal security. Blancco is the only data erasure software certified by Polish authorities and was certified to remove classified information from systems. 2005 Poland Blancco 4 (v4.2r1)


Global Approvals & Recommendations


Awarding Body Description Year Country Software Certified
NSM The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) approved Blancco to securely erase hard disks intended for declassification and release for commercial use. Blancco software is equipped to erase all existing data at varying security levels, including Restricted and Confidential. 2016 Norway Blancco 5
Blancco currently holds the highest number of DIPCOG approvals of any data erasure software company in the UK, and offers the only DIPCOG-approved products for selective data erasure, mobile erasure and LUN erasure. Blancco 5 is also acknowledged by DIPCOG for being suitable for erasure of SSD media. Additionally, the UK Ministry of Defense highly recommends our solutions. 2016 UK Blancco 5 (Including SSD)
Blancco LUN
Blancco Mobile
Blancco File
Blancco Flash
TÜV Saarland officially endorsed Blancco’s erasure product based on the positive results found. TÜV Saarland found that the software provides a reliable and effective mechanism to erase private data from mobile devices. 2015 Germany Blancco 5 Mobile
The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) has approved Blancco erasure software for erasing data from hard drives and Solid State Drives at security classification levels I-IV. 2014 Finland Blancco 5 (SSD Erasure)
Blancco’s 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. 2012 Various Blancco HMG V4.10
TÜV SÜD TÜV SÜD officially endorsed Blancco for erasing storage media, citing our solution as “qualified to erase current types of hard drives in accordance to the US-DOD standards.” 2007 Germany Blancco 4 (v4.7)


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In addition to our formal certifications, Blancco Data Eraser solutions help organizations stay compliant by satisfying certain portions of a number of regulations, laws and guidelines. These include, but are not limited to:

  • UK Data Protection Act (1998)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO 27001)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security (PCI DSS)
  • North American Electric Utilities (NERC CIP)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Sarbox, SOX)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB)
  • Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Regulation E (EFT)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Network and Information Security Directive (NISD)
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST 800-88)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA, Patient Safety Rule)
  • Massachusetts 201 CMR 17 (Mass Data Protection Law)
  • Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPED Act, PIPEDA) — Canada
  • Law on the Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties — Mexico