Data Erasure Insights for ITADs

Sometimes, physically destroying IT assets isn’t enough. To ensure complete data sanitization, you need to use software-based overwriting to remove sensitive data from your customers’ IT assets prior to destruction. You’ll guarantee compliance with the most rigorous data privacy and protection standards and receive a Certificate of Erasure with each erasure instance to prove to customers you’ve done so.

Use the following resources for updates and insights about data erasure and its role in the ITAD industry.

A False Sense of Security (a report on inadequate data sanitization methods used by the world's largest organizations)

Research Study

One-third of the world’s largest enterprises use inadequate data sanitization to prevent data breaches at end-of-life. Find out what common misconceptions are reinforcing these poor data disposal practices.

FAQs for ITADs: Blancco Data Erasure Solutions

Best Practice

The pressure on ITADs and recyclers to safeguard sensitive data continues to increase. Learn how Blancco’s data erasure software can help your organization guarantee compliance, increase efficiency and decrease costs.

Moving from DoD to NIST: Best Practices for Data Sanitization

On-Demand Webinar

Join our team of data sanitization experts to uncover the specific data sanitization requirements outlined in U.S. government’s NIST 800-88 Media Sanitization Guidelines.

How to Securely Erase Different SSDs

White Paper

Flash-based memories, like solid state drives (SSDs), are more difficult to completely and permanently erase than magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs), posing a challenge for many organizations. Learn how to sanitize them properly.

physical destruction vs. secure data erasure

Best Practice

HDDs and SSDs contain sensitive data that needs to be removed before resale or recycling. Learn why it’s important to combine both software-based data erasure and physical destruction.

Two-Way Communication


Watch this video to learn what is Blancco Two-Way Communication, how Blancco Two-Way Communication works and the benefits of Blancco Two-Way Communication.

How Many Times Must You Overwrite a Hard Disk for Complete Data Erasure?


Want to be sure your data is removed completely from HDDs? Here’s the latest on how many times you should overwrite a hard disk for complete data erasure.

Providing Certifiable, Secure Data Erasure to South Africa in Compliance with the PoPI Act

Case Study

For IT Asset Disposition vendors, security is key. When any IT asset reaches the end of its life, businesses are required to manage the complete destruction of any data previously living on the device. That’s where ITADs come in.

Standards and Certifications


Each is important to consider when choosing data erasure software. But is there really a difference between them, and does it even matter?

Blancco ITAD Solutions


Blancco provides 20+ years of experience in the IT Asset Disposition industry. Our global presence, comprehensive product portfolio and world-class support allow us to offer more than just erasure licenses.

Data Sanitization in the Modern Age: DoD or NIST?

Best Practice

Any organization that handles sensitive customer information has a legal duty to dispose of said information fully and irretrievably when it is no longer in use or required for regulatory purposes.

Need to Erase Mac T2 Devices? Blancco Has You Covered


Apple’s T2 chip disallows most data erasure software on newer Mac laptops and desktops. To date, Blancco is the only vendor able to erase Mac T2 devices, including the latest Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac Pro.

The Data that Remains: Testing Android Phones after Factory Resets


The circular economy reuses old smartphones and conserves resources. But is old user data discoverable by new owners? Here’s what our research found.

Data Sanitization Enters


Get the most recent Gartner Hype Cycle data sanitization definition—plus our summary of Gartner analysts’ recommendations in three 2019 Hype Cycle reports.

How Blancco Helps Mobile Resellers & Recyclers Achieve Compliance with the R2 Standard

Solution Brief

Mobile resellers and recyclers must comply with several standards and certifications before reselling, remarketing or recycling their devices.

3 step it data erasure case study

Case Study

The advancement of technology is mesmerising, and it only seems to be speeding up. Businesses that fail to adopt new technologies risk getting left behind.


free ITAD data erasure trial

Erase 100% of private mobile data to increase resale value. Up to 80+ devices at once.

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