SOURCE: Blancco

March 03, 2008 07:55 ET

Blancco Upgrade Offers Enhanced Support for High-End Server Environments

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, today announced the availability of an upgrade to its popular data erasure products. The upgrade addresses the data destruction challenges posed by advances in high-end server applications and technology, extends the range of hardware devices supported, and provides users with advanced tools and increased flexibility for onsite erasure service solutions.

"The Blancco upgrade is a significant step forward in addressing the data erasure needs of clients in a high-end server environment," said Markku Willgren, North American vice president of business and sales development for Blancco. "For example, users now have the capability to concurrently wipe even full storage systems with large SCSI or Fiber Channel drives without any decrease in speed -- a huge advantage. Issues of speed, size and flexibility all translate to dollars. For all of our customers time is money and Blancco users are able to achieve more in less time and that spells better business."

To support large organizations with high-end server and SAN environments, Blancco software features multiple enhancements that expand the product's reach and flexibility. The new features offer wide hardware support for Serial ATA, SAS, SCSI and Fiber Channel disks and remapped sectors, eliminating the need for multiple erasure products often found in competing technologies. In addition, the upgraded software now operates directly with sector sizes such as 520, 524, and 528, removing the time-consuming step of reformatting first back to 512 sector size.

Blancco's upgrade also offers improved detection of multiprocessor environments and other complicated hardware scenarios, resulting in more precise reporting than competitive products. And, the improved user interface provides more timely and detailed reports of erasure status, including number of drives with erasure time, chassis type, and personalization options for client image configuration. Further, new licensing options give more flexibility for onsite data erasure service solutions.

About Blancco

Blancco is the global leader in professional data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government, and defense. Blancco' s data erasure products are available through the company's website and through resale partners, and are trusted by 41 recycling, refurbishing and remarketing centers across the U.S. More information is available at

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