Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser allows organizations to automatically destroy all data when virtual machines are no longer needed. With highly flexible deployment options, organizations can choose between erasing data from standalone and target-specific virtual machines with command lines on the hypervisor layer. Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser supports the greatest number of hypervisors across VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle Virtual Box and virtual hard disk formatted for VMDK, VHDX, VDI and OVF.

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Key Benefits of Blancco’s Virtual Machine Erasure Software:

  • Securely erases sensitive data stored on virtual machines
  • Erases all files associated with the targeted virtual machine
  • Conducts erasure in multiple ways – automatic, semi-automatic and manual process
  • Integrates easily with VMware
  • Produces a 100% certified and tamper-proof audit trail
  • Ensures compliance with industry standards and regulations, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, ISO 27001 and EU General Data Protection Regulation

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Implement Data Erasure Policies that Enforce Compliance

Guarantee your data has been securely erased from virtual machines to improve your data management policies and achieve regulatory compliance. By using Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser, your organization can ensure all sensitive data are securely erased across your virtual infrastructure quickly and simultaneously, with a 100% tamper-proof report for an audit trail.

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Erasing Data on Hypervisor Layers Within Virtual Machines – Without Disruption

Users of your virtual machines often delete the images. However, this does not erase the data. Be creating automated policies to securely erase all data associated with virtual machines, without distributing other virtual machines on the same hypervisor, your organization can ensure compliance without impacting your business.

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Key Features

Erase to 22 Different Standards

Fast and Secure Erasure

Flexible and User-Friendly Interface

Comprehensive Reporting

Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser Technical Specifications

  • Automatic
    • Option 1: Your own portal (management tool) calls secure erasure of all virtual machines into action through HTTP POST via a REST API on the ESXi host server level »» Install a VIB package on the ESXi host servers
    • Option 2: Full integration in VMware’s vCloud Director to replace the “Delete” command with Blancco’s secure erasure of all virtual machines on the ESXi host server level
  • Semi-Automatic
    • Integrate directly with the vCenter Server user interface so that users have the option to securely erase virtual machines with a simple right-click
  • Manual
    • Option 1: On-Demand erasure of selected virtual machines on ESXi host servers: Unpack a tar ball and issue erasure commands via an SSH tunnel
    • Option 2: Type 2 hypervisors installed on Windows operating systems receive a standard .exe installation package and erasure commands are issued via the Command Prompt
  • Erasure reports ensure compliance with standards and regulations like PCI DSS, ISO 27040 and ISO 27001, which require data sanitization
  • Centralized, digitally-signed and tamper-proof erasure report options
  • Detailed reports in PDF format for easy viewing and XML files for centralized reporting
  • Add custom fields in reports according to process requirements
  • Detailed reporting includes everything needed for compliance such as exact time, virtual machine name, datastore name, and the names and sizes of all of the erased files associated with the targeted virtual machine(s)
  • All files associated with the targeted virtual machine(s) are also erased (virtual machine hard disk files, configuration files, snapshots, etc.)
  • Virtual machines hosted on ESXi host servers are automatically powered off and removed from the inventory when the erasure command is given
  • Supports all global data erasure standards
  • VMware ESXi 4, 5 and 6
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Oracle Virtual Box
  • The following virtual hard disk formats are supported: VMDK, VHDX, VDI and OVF
  • Full integration with Blancco Management Console for detailed auditing and control to ensure full compliance

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