JOENSUU, Finland, October 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, today announced support of solid state drive (SSD) erasure within its family of certified data erasure products. The newly released software positions Blancco to address current and future data security and disk wipe requirements for the increasingly popular hardware category.

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A rapidly growing netbook market has fueled increased use of the small, lightweight SSDs, and the trend is expected to continue. Gartner estimates that netbook sales will reach about 8 million in 2009, rising to 50 million by 2012. Because they consume half the power of high RPM hard disk drives (HDDs), SSDs are also a recognized alternative in certain data centre applications for cost control and environmental reasons. The research firm iSupply finds that SSDs could potentially replace 10% of data center HDDs within the next four years and up to 40% by 2012, resulting in massive power savings for these facilities.

With support of data erasure for SSDs, Blancco recognizes the long-term impact of SSD technology in companies that purchase netbooks for employee use and in mass storage environments like data centres, said Kim Vaisanen, CEO of Blancco. Our data erasure products will enable the safest reuse or disposal of SSDs by businesses, both in-house and with assistance from third-party information technology asset disposal (ITAD) providers who employ our disk overwriting software.

Blancco's SSD erasure feature incorporates the most recent standards for flash media issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). This includes: U.S. DOD Sanitizing (DOD 5220.22-M); Navy Staff Office Publication (NAVSO P-5239-26) - Top Secret; and Navy Staff Office Publication (NAVSO P-5239-26) - Secret or Confidential. Incorporation of these standards for SSDs once again solidifies Blancco's commitment to delivering the highest certified and most advanced data erasure for the widest range of hardware in the industry.

About Blancco

Blancco software is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe and is the industry's most certified erasure software. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defence, as well as IT Asset Disposal professionals. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia. More information is available at

Rob Connell, Blancco Oy Ltd, +358-207-433-878,

SOURCE: Blancco Ltd

CONTACT: Rob Connell, Blancco Oy Ltd, +358-207-433-878,