Blancco Technology Group Acquires Tabernus

Sep 22, 2015

Supports Blancco Technology Group’s Ambitions of Expanding B2B Data Erasure Business to Add Consumer Security Solutions and Integrate with Internet of Things

Atlanta, GA & Austin, TX, September 22, 2015 – Blancco Technology Group today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tabernus, a leading provider of data erasure software and hardware solutions used by organizations to completely remove data from hard drive storage devices. In addition to its numerous accreditations from NATO, US Department of Defense and CESG, Tabernus counts many of the world’s most innovative technology, finance and retail brands as global customers.

The deal supports Blancco Technology Group’s ambitions of expanding its B2B data erasure software business and adding consumer security solutions and integrating with Internet of Things technologies, such as Internet-connected televisions, connected cars, smart thermostats and wearable health-monitoring devices.

“For many years, there have been two distinct leaders setting the standard for best-in-class data erasure products – Blancco and Tabernus,” said Blancco Technology Group CEO, Pat Clawson. “By combining the exceptional products, accreditations and talent of both organizations, we’re able to eliminate redundancies in the marketplace, build new and better products, and educate the global market on the most effective methods for managing and protecting information created, stored and shared across the digital universe.”

As part of the acquisition, Tabernus President, Khalid Elibiary, will join Blancco Technology Group as Vice President of Customer Experience. In this new role, Elibiary will focus on creating an exceptional customer experience throughout the entire lifecycle of IT equipment. Working in collaboration with multiple discipline groups within Blancco Technology Group, his team will look for ways to improve the quality and accessibility of customer support processes, while also educating customers on all aspects of data security.

“Most data protection discussions tend to focus on network ‘hacks,’” said Khalid Elibiary, President of Tabernus. “But in reality, the most immediate and grave security threats aren’t always sophisticated or complicated. Data breaches can happen simply because an individual or a company doesn’t understand the need for data security, doesn’t know enough about the different data erasure methods and their effectiveness, or is careless with implementing and monitoring IT processes. I’m confident that, together, we’ll be able to spend as much time and resources on educating businesses and consumers alike on data protection methods, best practices and areas for improvement, as we will on building better products.”

Additional details regarding the acquisition of Tabernus by Blancco Technology Group can be found in the External FAQ.

About Blancco Technology Group

Blancco Technology Group is a leading, global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions. We help our clients’ customers test, diagnose, repair and repurpose IT devices with the most proven and certified software. Our clientele consists of equipment manufacturers, mobile network operators, retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers and government organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, United States, with a distributed workforce and customer base across the globe.

Blancco, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is the global de facto standard in certified data erasure. We provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.

SmartChk by Xcaliber Technologies, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is a global innovator in mobile asset diagnostics and business intelligence. We partner with our customers to improve their customers’ experience by providing seamless solutions to test, diagnose and repair mobile assets. SmartChk (or Xcaliber Technologies) provides world-class support, pre and post implementation, allowing our customers to derive measurable business results.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Blancco Technology Group and Tabernus, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Blancco Technology Group’s proposed acquisition of Tabernus, anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words “anticipates”, “can”, “will”, “look forward to”, “expected” and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Blancco Technology Group and Tabernus, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business may deteriorate and/or Blancco Technology Group or Tabernus may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Blancco Technology Group or Tabernus. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Blancco Technology Group nor Tabernus is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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