Blancco Data Erasure Software Receives Common Criteria Certification

LONDON - Certification verifies security performance of data destruction software for UK government entities and organizations with stringent data protection policies and compliance requirements

Blancco [ ], the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, today announced that its data erasure software has received Common Criteria certification Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+, augmented with ALC_FLR.3. This internationally recognized certification verifies that Blancco data erasure software has completed a rigorous independent testing process validating its ability to permanently erase data from hard drives and other storage devices. It also verifies that Blancco software conforms to standards sanctioned by the International Standards Organization (ISO-IEC 15408).

"Common Criteria is an especially critical certification in the government sector, as CESG certification continues to change in scope," said Dan Smith, Country Manager for Blancco UK. "With Common Criteria certification, Blancco addresses the problem of business expansion by providing a truly international erasure standard, allowing for a single unified process that can be applied globally. The new certification should also satisfy private companies with stringent data security policies, who must protect data while efficiently achieving compliance with a growing number of government and industry standards and regulations."

For many government departments and agencies in the United Kingdom, as well as contractors who support them, information security products must undergo a Common Criteria evaluation prior to acquisition. For private organizations, Common Criteria offers confidence that an IT security solution has been tested and approved by an independent party. With Common Criteria certification, Blancco solidifies its commitment to providing customer disk wiping software that meets and exceeds all major international standards for secure data erasure, including:

o HMG Infosec Standard 5, baseline and enhanced

o BSI/VSITR (German overwrite standard)

o US Department of Defense, DOD 5220.22-M & ECE

In addition to Common Criteria, Blancco has over ten national and international third party approvals, certifications and recommendations[ ] - the most in the industry. For more information about certified data erasure from Blancco, visit

About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As
the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most
certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a
wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The
company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.

Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at

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Blancco UK

Dan Smith, UK Country Manager

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Source: Blancco Oy Ltd.

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