News | October 30, 2018

Blancco Technology Group Announces New Channel Partnerships For ‘Erasure As A Service' Offering

As laws regulating data privacy spread worldwide, Blancco focuses on expanding its growing global channel, signing new distribution agreements with Ingram Micro Canada, H3 Secure, Bayside Solutions and Softchoice

Blancco Technology Group, the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, announced it has signed new channel distribution agreements with Ingram Micro Canada, H3 Secure, Bayside Solutions and Softchoice.

The expansion of the Ingram Micro relationship to include Ingram Micro Canada follows a March announcement establishing Blancco’s initial partnership with the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor. An EMEA-wide distribution agreement with global technology provider Arrow Electronics was announced in June 2018. Blancco’s growing list of strategically aligned distribution partners allows the company to provide secure “Erasure as a Service” (EaaS) through qualified managed service providers, resellers, and VARs, expanding the reach of the Blancco’s certified data erasure offering to enterprises globally.

Blancco has employed a direct sales model since it was founded in 1997. The company introduced its channel program in 2015, which has grown 105 percent just in the past year. Blancco has secured deals with 14 global partners, including Fujitsu and Techchef, and has more than 100 active regional partners.

According to Alan Bentley, President of Global Sales at Blancco, one key reason the demand for certified data erasure is growing is because of the increasing demand to protect consumer data. One example is the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which is due to go into effect on January 1, 2020. One of the strictest laws on data privacy in the U.S. to date, it will regulate how large companies handle customer data and holds them accountable for the ways they manage, store and dispose of the sensitive data made available to them.

“As the calls for new regulations on consumer data privacy and data disposal continue to gain ground, we believe this will directly impact companies as they face challenges related to consumer data management or face stiff penalties for their failure to meet these new regulations,” said Bentley. “We also believe this will open up new market opportunities for our security VARs, MSP and MSSP partners as they seek to provide their customers with better data management and security offerings. We truly view all of our partners as an extension of our team and look forward to partnering with Ingram Micro Canada, H3 Secure, Bayside Solutions and Softchoice as they add ‘Erasure as a Service’ to round out their portfolios.”

Blancco’s Erasure as a Service offering enables distributors, VARs, MSPs and MSSPs to add secure, auditable data erasure to their product suites. In addition to bolstering data management offerings, Blancco’s channel partners are providing a valuable service to companies that must adhere to new laws and regulations protecting consumer data privacy.

With Blancco’s secure data erasure suite, channel customers can incorporate a value-add solution to their security portfolios that enhances end-of-life data management and provides a verifiable audit trail to comply with the growing number of data protection regulations and standards, including PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GBLA, EU GDPR, ISO 27001 and NIST 800-53.

To learn more about how you can integrate data erasure into your existing solution or service offering, visit Blancco’s Channel Program Page (https://www.blancco.com/partners/reseller-program/).

About Blancco Technology Group
Blancco is the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. Blancco data erasure solutions provide thousands of organizations with the tools they need to add an additional layer of security to their endpoint security policies through secure erasure of IT assets. All erasures are verified and certified through a tamper-proof audit trail.

Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies and leading organizations around the world. No other data erasure software can boast this level of compliance with the rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

Blancco Mobile Diagnostics solutions enable mobile network operators, retailers and call centers to easily, quickly and accurately identify and resolve performance issues on their customers’ mobile devices. As a result, mobile retailers can spend less time dealing with technical issues and, in turn, reduce the quantity of NTF returns, save on operational costs and increase customer satisfaction.

Additionally, Blancco Mobile Diagnostics solutions empower mobile processors, 3PLs, Recyclers and Repair & Refurbishment Operations to easily, quickly and accurately process used mobile devices to identify any issues and determine overall value. By incorporating Blancco Mobile Diagnostics, mobile processors automate processes, deliver intelligent routing based on device attributes and increase overall efficiency, while driving incremental revenue and profitability.

For more information, visit www.blancco.com.

SOURCE: Blancco Technology Group