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Blancco Drive Eraser is the most comprehensive and secure drive erasure software on the market. This drive sanitization software offers the widest support for new security features and drive types and is backed by our dedicated, in-house research and development team. Find out what sets Blancco Drive Eraser apart from its competitors.
Katie Moss Jefcoat
Katie has launched and supported marketing campaigns for B2B technology companies since 2011. From 2016 to 2021, Katie served Blancco in the roles of content manager and senior product marketing manager, communicating the features and benefits of Blancco products, evaluating market and competitive trends, supporting sales enablement, and representing the voice of the customer.
Organizations of all sizes need to securely sanitize drives at end-of-life, from loose drives to drives in servers, laptops, desktops, printers, fax machines, medical equipment and more so equipment can be reused, resold or recycled securely. And while there are many drive erasure solutions on the market, Blancco has the longest history of offering this solution, the most dedicated R&D resources, the most support for the latest security features and drive types and a commitment to verification and certification with every erasure process. Blancco is dedicated to keeping ahead of industry trends and outpacing the competition with our Drive Eraser product, and we work with OEMs to offer support for the latest technologies.
Read on for more information on some of Drive Eraser’s standout features.
If your drive erasure software doesn’t have the capability to achieve NIST Purge erasure, you’re not meeting compliance with the most secure (and most popular) erasure standard on the market, NIST SP 800-88. NIST SP 800-88 is the most commonly cited publication for data erasure best practices.
Data erasure programs running on a Windows operating system are typically unable to achieve NIST Purge because they cannot remove freeze locks from the machine’s internal drives, whereas a Linux operating system can. That means competitor software running on Windows OS often defaults to NIST Clear, a method that may not achieve compliance if Purge-level erasure is required. Blancco achieves and exceeds compliance with NIST SP 800-88, with not only the widest support for Purge, but also faster, more optimized erasure because of our extensive use and support of various firmware commands.
In addition to achieving NIST Purge, Blancco Drive Eraser offers over twenty other erasure standards. There’s only one patented SSD erasure method in the market, and it’s owned by Blancco. While many competitors are using Secure Erase methods, which can be incomplete, or repetitious overwriting methods that can damage SSDs and leave data behind, Blancco’s patented SSD erasure uses the following operations:
In addition, Blancco’s SSD erasure method always exceeds NIST Clear standard and can also reach NIST Purge standard on most drives.
Erasing to particular standards means very little if common drive types cannot be securely erased with the software. Blancco offers the widest range of support for different drive types, including more complex drives such as NVMEs, self-encrypting drives, machines with Secure Boot enabled and devices with T2 security chips. While many of our competitors claim to erase all drive formats, the underlying erasure methods used do not completely sanitize data and/or follow up with verification to ensure the erasure was a success.
Another benefit of Drive Eraser is that it doesn’t have to be used as a standalone solution. It’s easy to integrate Blancco Drive Eraser (and other Blancco erasure products) into existing ticketing, support, IT asset management, WMS or ERP systems and other systems. Using our REST API, the solution can easily be plugged into existing decommissioning, reuse and redeployment processes. Remote, simultaneous erasure processes create scalable solutions for enterprises and ITADs of all sizes.
Blancco Drive Eraser is the most stable and reliable drive erasure product on the market. With the widest array of support for different drive types, a large and dedicated R&D team and all major global erasure standards supported, Drive Eraser is the most certified data erasure software available.
While competitors may take shortcuts in their offerings, Blancco securely erases, verifies and certifies each erasure process to the highest possible standard. Our verification process validates the erasure process after each step in the erasure standard used, whereas many competitors only verify the last step of the process.
Blancco Drive Eraser also easily integrates into existing systems for seamless, large-scale data erasure that can be controlled remotely from anywhere.
Learn why customers have trusted Blancco Drive Eraser for security, compliance and peace of mind for over 20 years, from the world’s largest ITADs to multinational global companies.
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