Using patent-pending technology, Blancco Network Device Eraser permanently removes sensitive information from network switches and routers—including network configurations, IP addresses, cached files, user credentials and user data—accelerating what was once a heavily manual and device-specific factory reset process.


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Key Benefits of Blancco Network Device Eraser Software

  • Dramatically increase throughput while decreasing labor costs
  • Permanently sanitize Cisco switches and routers to NIST Clear (leaving device operating systems intact) or NIST Purge (for complete erasure, including of the operating system)
  • Ensure consistent erasure processes across Cisco device models
  • Bypass passwords automatically for Cisco devices that do not use default passwords
  • Erase multiple Cisco devices simultaneously and automatically, validating the erasure and providing a Certificate of Erasure

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First of Its Kind: Automated NIST-Level Network Device Erasure

Until now, there hasn’t been an efficient way to remove sensitive information—such as network configurations, IP addresses and user credentials and user data—from network switches and routers.

Blancco Network Device Eraser is the first of its kind anywhere in the market. It enables you to erase Cisco switches and routers to a NIST standard, bypassing non-default passwords and providing verification of erasure.

This opens another avenue for you to offer industry-leading solutions to your enterprise customers and safely provide these types of devices for resale.

The Most Certified Data Erasure Software Available

Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 15+ governing bodies and leading organizations around the world. No other data erasure software can boast this level of compliance with the rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

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Blancco Network Device Eraser Technical Specifications


  • Erases to NIST Clear and NIST Purge levels
    • NIST Clear leaves devices available for reuse
    • NIST Purge ensures complete data removal before destruction, recycling or operating system reinstall
  • Provides automated password bypass
  • Can erase multiple devices simultaneously
  • Supports hot plugging devices
  • Portable—no installation required
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) and command line versions available
  • Displays the status to all connected units during erasure to enhance process management

Cisco network devices with the following operating systems:

  • IOS devices (versions 12.2J, 12.4JAL, 15.4M)
  • NX-OS devices (versions 6.0, 9.2)

For information about support for other devices and platforms, please contact us.

  • Automatically generates a digitally signed erasure report after each erasure
  • Report details include router or switch serial numbers and other hardware specifics
  • Enables saving reports locally or sending them through the network to the Blancco Management Console (BMC)
  • Tamper-proof erasure reports ensure compliance with data privacy and protection standards and regulations
  • Reports available in CSV, PDF and XML formats
  • Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016
  • Blancco Management Console–Cloud account or local BMC installation
  • Licenses for BNDE and an active internet connection (for BMC–Cloud)
  • Produces a 100% certified and tamper-proof audit trail
  • Digitally signed, tamper-proof reports can be exported to external data bases or into centralized cloud storage (Blancco Management Console)
  • XML, CSV and PDF report formats available

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