Enterprises around the world are struggling to find the best method for data sanitization across their full IT asset portfolios. Simply deleting or reformatting data leaves sensitive information behind, and most enterprises need an audit trail to prove compliance with data retention and sanitization regulations.

Software-based data erasure is a data sanitization method recommended by Gartner, NIST and ISO that allows for assets to be reused, resold or donated after the erasure process. Blancco data erasure solutions work across the entire data lifecycle to guarantee complete data sanitization and prove compliance.

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Blancco Data Erasure Solutions

Watch the video for a quick overview of Blancco’s data erasure solutions, including how they can help you meet compliance with global regulations and erase data across a variety of IT assets.
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As global government regulations continue to expand and evolve, reactive ways of managing compliance can be costly, complex and expose your organization to regulatory and reputational risk. With more devices accessing your network, and cyber attacks on the rise, using certified methods to sanitize your data as it moves beyond the physical level into logical and virtual environments is critical to reduce your attack surface area.

Blancco provides the only solution that can erase data in both active and inactive environments, and across a variety of IT assets, from mobile phones to large, virtualized data centers, and provide proof that it’s been done correctly. From our Management Console, you can easily manage users, launch simultaneous erasures, customize reports, automate workflows and easily integrate data erasure into your existing infrastructure.

As the most trusted data erasure provider for over 20 years, Blancco software supports the leading overwriting standards to meet your security requirements, includes a verification step to ensure the overwrite a success and written to all sectors of the device and produces a certified, tamper-proof report for easy auditing.

With Blancco, you get the most certified, approved and recommended data erasure software in the world, including our patented SSD erasure method. To explore how Blancco can help you navigate the complexity of compliance across your organization with certified data erasure, contact us today.

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Erase internal assets at End-of-Life (EOL) for reuse, resale, recycling or donation:

  • Deploy Blancco Drive Eraser using MSI preinstall to securely erase PCs/laptops
  • Permanently erase data on mobile devices through a USB self-boot or live boot option using Blancco Mobile Solutions
  • Securely erase Chromebooks or other machines that do not run on x86 using Blancco LUN Eraser on WinPE
  • Permanently sanitize data on SD cards, flash devices, USB sticks, etc. using Blancco Removable Media Eraser
Have assets that have reached end-of-life, or are you looking for someone to come out to erase your drives and take your equipment away? Blancco has an extensive list of IT asset recyclers, refurbishers and remarketers to help.

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Data Erasure Throughout the Data Lifecycle

 
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  • Erase ROT (Redundant, Obsolete or Trivial) data on laptops, PCs, LUNs or VMs
  • Erase temporary data – project files, sensitive client information, etc. in files, partitions or on-demand, or schedule file removal to run automatically through Group Policy / Task Scheduler
  • Erase data to meet retention policies- E.g. financial or other sensitive processing data (e.g. credit card information) that needs to be removed on a specific, ongoing basis from your systems; or remove data at the end of a specified time frame as required by legislation (e.g. HIPAA)

When is Data Erasure Absolutely Necessary?

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Equipment End-of-Life

Equipment End-of-Life
When a data storage device (server, PC, laptop, USB, mobile devices, virtual machine, LUN, etc.) is ready to be reused, resold or discarded, any data it contains must be erased to remove the risk of unwanted access.

Blancco Drive Eraser
Blancco Removable Media Eraser
Blancco Mobile Diagnostics & Erasure
Blancco File Eraser
Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
Data Migration

Data Migration
When data is moved from one location to another, from an old server to a new one, from one virtual machine to another – the original data location must be erased.

Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
Data End-of-Life

Data End-of-Life
When data is no longer needed for its intended purpose, on any storage device, you need to enforce policies for the erasure of virtual machines, files and folders with automated routines within your existing systems.

Blancco Drive Eraser
Blancco Removable Media Eraser
Blancco Mobile Diagnostics & Erasure
Blancco File Eraser
Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
Customer Demand

Customer Demand
GDPR and other global regulations allow citizens to request the removal of their data from your systems. A certified report to prove the data is erased is required to prove compliance.

Blancco Drive Eraser
Blancco Removable Media Eraser
Blancco File Eraser
Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
After Disaster Recovery

After Disaster Recovery
Following the successful restoration of production systems, any data left on recovery disks/drives should be erased to eliminate duplicate data and unnecessary risk.

Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
Blancco Drive Eraser
Employee Onboarding & Departures

Employee Onboarding & Departures
When an employee departs the organization, through resignation or termination, all storage mediums that contain organizational data needs to be securely erased.

Blancco Drive Eraser
Blancco Removable Media Eraser
Blancco Mobile Diagnostics & Erasure
Blancco File Eraser
Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
Cloud Exit

Cloud Exit
Upon selecting a cloud storage provider or managed service provider, all contracts should include a provision for your organization to have proof of the data being erased upon termination of the service.

Blancco Virtual Machine Eraser
Blancco LUN Eraser
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Management Console

Blancco Management Console available in On-Premise and Cloud variants

Manage, Enforce and Report with Ease

With Blancco Management Console, you have access to a centralized reporting solution where you can manage all data erasure licenses, create and modify users and have complete visibility of erasure activities. And, your organization will benefit from a centralized point of data management control with certified, tamper-proof audit reports.

Key Benefits:

  • Monitor and control ongoing data erasures
  • API Integration with existing systems
  • Perform flexible erasure deployments on-premise or via the cloud
  • Access to over 250 hardware details for customized reporting
  • Streamline data lifecycle management policies for all Blancco data erasure solutions within a single program
  • Achieve a certified data erasure and a tamper-proof audit trail
  • Stay compliant with industry standards and regulations, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, ISO 27001, ISO 27040 and more

Professional Services

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To maximize your value of from the Blancco solutions we recommend that you take us up on the offer to include our professional services when doing your deployment. Our experts will support you hands on and make sure you are able to implement Blancco best practices into your IT environment.

Just send an email to sales@blancco.com and articulate your needs, and we will put together a custom services solution for you.

Professional Services Provided by Blancco*:

  • Deployment, installation and upgrade services
    • Blancco product implementation planning and installation
    • Updating existing Blancco environment
  • Custom training
    • Customized product training
    • Blancco Certified Engineer training
  • Process optimization
    • Server/PC volume erasure production line optimization
    • Evaluation and deployment of remote erasure options and process
    • Data Center erasure process optimization for both loose drives, Servers and SANs, including solution configuration
    • Integration with third party systems

 
Contact us to see how we can help support you.

 
* Please note we may use Partners to perform Professional Services on our behalf.

Blancco Partners

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Have special industry requirements or lack the ability to scale erasure processes in-house? Do you need someone to manage the erasure process for you?

Blancco has an extensive international partner network, including software distributors and resellers that can cater to your industry requirements. For professional services, we partner with various managed service providers, that are certified to provide Erasure-as-a-Service (EaaS). EaaS partner certification includes a rigorous certification process that promotes knowledge around products, optimizations, erasure scenarios and audit trail accountability. This certification must be renewed every two years. As part of the certification, Blancco provides the partner with onsite support, as well as updated quarterly trainings on the latest feature and process releases. Working with a Blancco EaaS-certified partner provides you confidence that you’re following the latest in data erasure best practices and adding efficiencies across your enterprise.

 
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Have assets that have reached end-of-life? Blancco has an extensive list of IT asset recyclers, refurbishers and remarketers to help.

 
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