10 April 2014

Kroll Ontrack and Blancco form strategic alliance to offer expanded data erasure solutions

Blancco’s market-leading data erasure software paired with Kroll Ontrack’s erasure services and data recovery expertise deliver a complete data erasure strategy

Epsom – 10th April, 2014Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and edisclosure products and services, and Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, today jointly announced a strategic partnership whereby Kroll Ontrack will be offering Blancco’s marketing leading suite of erasure software to corporations, refurbishing companies and government entities. Through this alliance, Blancco’s erasure software will be backed by Kroll Ontrack’s erasure and validation services as well as Ontrack® Eraser™ Degausser, providing Kroll Ontrack’s global customer base with a full end-to-end erasure strategy supported by a more expansive data erasure software suite in terms of supported media and platforms.

“Blancco is pleased to align with a technology leader like Kroll Ontrack, as we both recognise the importance of keeping pace with evolving technologies and forming business relationships with trusted partners,” said Kim Väisänen, managing director of Blancco. “Not only is this alliance mutually beneficial for our companies, but it benefits customers around the world who value data privacy and security. We are excited that Blancco’s wide-ranging data erasure solutions will be available as valued tools for Kroll Ontrack customers.”

Forming a unique end-to-end data erasure solution that combines market leading erasure software from Blancco with best-in-class degausser technology and erasure services from Kroll Ontrack enables customers to work with one point of contact for all their data erasure needs. Specifically, Blancco solutions now available through Kroll Ontrack include: Blancco 5 for servers, laptops and PCs; Blancco Mobile for smartphones and tablets; and Blancco File and LUN for selective data erasure. These and other Blancco solutions can be centrally managed through the Blancco Management Console, creating a complete, auditable data erasure management (DEM) process with consolidation of detailed erasure reports.

Also, Blancco erasure products are now supported by Kroll Ontrack services. These services include onsite or remote erasure, technical support from Kroll Ontrack engineers that are certified to support Blancco solutions, and Kroll Ontrack’s independent evaluation and analysis and that verifies no data can be recovered from the storage device ? even by experts.

“With 20 locations around the globe and services to support end-of-life data management, Kroll Ontrack is proud to serve as a premium reseller of Blancco solutions,” said Phil Bridge, managing director, Kroll Ontrack UK. “By pairing Blancco’s market-leading suite of erasure products and Kroll Ontrack’s Degausser hardware solution and deployment and validation services, no one is better equipped than the world leader in data recovery to provide a comprehensive strategy and solution for secure data management.”

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 defence. 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, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at http://www.blancco.com/uk/frontpage/.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyse and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack is an industry-leading provider of data recovery, secure data destruction, electronic discovery and document review services. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its data recovery services please visit: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-recovery or follow @KrollOntrackUK on Twitter.

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