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Blancco Examines Role of Data Erasure in Cloud Computing Security at Premier IT Gathering

At Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012, Blancco provides hands-on insight and white paper about certified data erasure for increasingly challenging, complex data center environments

ATLANTA, Georgia, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, is serving as a key sponsor at Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012, November 7-8, in Orlando, Florida. At Booth 1, Blancco will highlight the critical role data erasure plays in securing cloud data. Blancco will also offer conference attendees its recently updated white paper, "Data Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security." The paper discusses how certified, auditable and automated data erasure protects information on equipment slated for reuse or retirement, while also supporting erasure of virtual machines (VMs) and logical units in active environments.

"While much focus was previously placed on pulling data into the cloud, growing attention is now given to securing this data when it exits, as when a customer changes its service provider or a data center upgrades data-rich equipment," said Markku Willgren, president of US Operations, Blancco. "As we celebrate our 15th anniversary at this security-minded event, Blancco is proud to demonstrate how we're helping a diverse IT customer base address issues like Big Data and targeted removal of data on active systems, while streamlining implementation of erasure best practices."

Attendees of Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012 can join Blancco at Booth 1 to hear how its centralized, efficient data erasure tools automate data removal for a wide range of hardware and complex data center storage configurations. Not only do the tools protect information and investments in costly equipment that can be reused or resold, they provide a detailed erasure report, which is essential for working in regulated industries.

In addition, attendees can pick up a copy of the recently update white paper, "Data Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security." The paper details how Blancco tools automate erasure for various physical and logical scenarios in the cloud, such as increasingly popular VM environments. VMs present a challenge for data centers because erasure must be accomplished in an online environment without impacting other VMs on the same hardware - a task that Blancco supports.

To meet with a Blancco representative at Cloud Security Alliance, please visit us at booth #1. For a free download of the white paper, 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, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is available at

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