LONDON, November 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- CESG Information Assurance and Certification Services Certifies Latest Version of Blancco

Blancco Ltd., the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, today announced that CESG (part of the UK Government Communications Headquarters) has approved the latest version of Blancco's data erasure software. Having met all of the criteria for secure erasure of magnetic media in accordance with CESG and HMG Infosec standards. Following independent testing carried out by QinetiQ, under contract to CESG. Blancco is therefore approved for government use to securely erase protectively marked data. Furthermore, Blancco 4.8 HMG client erasure software has been duly added to the CESG Directory of Infosec Assured Products.

According to Tony Collis, Managing Director of Blancco UK It is not without good reason that Blancco states we are the most certified data erasure software. Following our certification from CESG in 2003 and 2006, this latest approval in 2008 is part of our ongoing investment to offer our clients, in both the private and public sector, best in class secure erasure solutions.

Blancco continues to be verified and assessed by the highest authorities as the secure erasure product at the baseline and enhanced levels of overwriting. We are therefore proud of the contribution we can make to the security of our clients and their personnel, with a solution that also allows the safe redeployment or resale of valuable IT assets in terms of both cost reduction, additional revenue streams and the positive impacts on the environment when compared to poor alternatives such as physical destruction.

About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe and is the industry's most certified erasure software as used by leading corporations and banks, governments and defence forces, refurbishing and remarketing professionals. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at

About CESG.

CESG is the Information Assurance (IA) arm of GCHQ and are based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. CESG are the UK Government's National Technical Authority for IA, responsible for enabling secure and trusted knowledge sharing to help customers achieve their business aims. More information on the Web at

Media Contacts: Blancco Ltd. Rob Connell +358-207-433-878

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