Atlanta, GA and London, UK, March 2, 2017 – Blancco Technology Group (AIM: BLTG), a leading global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions, today announced that it has filed a voluntary stipulation of dismissal without prejudice in the U.S District Court of the Northern District of California for the declaratory judgment litigation brought by ITRenew. ITRenew’s litigation had sought a judicial declaration that it had not infringed Blancco Technology Group’s U.S. Patent No. 9,286,231.
Since ITRenew filed for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement, Blancco Technology Group has engaged in litigation to rigorously protect its intellectual property and the method by which Blancco Drive Eraser (formerly Blancco 5) erases data from solid state drives (SSDs). Central to Blancco Drive Eraser’s approach is the use of uncompressible data, which is permanently erasable. ITRenew has claimed that its Teraware product does not obtain a sequence of uncompressible data in its data erasure operations, but rather uses a fixed (or static) overwrite pattern similar to what is typically used on rotating magnetic drives.
To reach a suitable outcome for both parties, a third-party digital forensics expert was brought on to determine if ITRenew’s Teraware product uses uncompressible data in its data erasure operations. In two different examinations by a digital forensics expert, no evidence of uncompressible data was found.
Data from Markets and Markets indicates that the global SSD market is poised for rapid growth and expected to be worth $230 billion by 2022. And data compression is now prevalent across hardware and firmware in storage devices, including SSDs. This is due in large part to its benefits of improved data transfer and optimized capacity.
“As data erasure experts with almost 20 years of experience serving enterprise businesses around the world, our opinion is that executing data erasure commands using compressible data on any system that uses data compression is a security vulnerability and could potentially leave data remnants on storage devices,” said Khalid Elibiary, Vice President of Technology, Blancco Technology Group.
About Blancco Technology Group
Blancco Technology Group (AIM: BLTG) is the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. The Blancco Data Eraser solutions 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. Our data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world. 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.
The Blancco Mobile Diagnostics solutions enable mobile network operators, retailers and insurers to easily, quickly and accurately identify and resolve performance issues on their customers’ mobile devices. As a result, mobile service providers can spend less time dealing with technical issues and, in turn, reduce the quantity of NTF returns, save on operational costs and increase customer satisfaction.
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