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Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Blancco Tech Grp PLC

Filing of Two New Data Erasure Patents

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Blancco Technology Group PLC
10 January 2017

10 January 2017






Blancco Technology Group Plc (AIM: BLTG, "Blancco" or the "Group"), a leading global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions, today announces that it has filed two patent applications to strengthen its commitment to and investment in providing secure data erasure solutions to enterprise businesses.


The first patent is for Blancco's unique, secure and verifiable method of erasing data from mobile and other storage devices. The patent-pending Blancco 5 Mobile erasure method covers the permanent erasure of all data from smartphones and tablets running on iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry operating systems, by applying iterative erasure and verification processes to remove previously stored content and mitigate against poorly implemented factory reset methods.


Failing to fully erase accessible user data area on mobile devices could expose the previous device owner's data and ultimately lead to a data breach, fraud or identity theft. The patent-pending erasure process employed by the Blancco 5 Mobile solution is the most comprehensive and effective in permanently and verifiably erasing data from mobile devices.


In addition, the Group has filed a patent application in the UK for its newly developed data eraser agent. The patent-pending eraser agent remotely deploys Blancco's industry leading data erasure technology, thereby giving enterprise businesses the unique ability to remotely erase data from different media types in a consistent way across any geography at any time. Many organizations face the challenge of retaining staff with sufficient knowledge of the appropriate data removal methods for different media types. However, trained individuals can only be present at one specific site at any given time. The eraser agent allows enterprise businesses to reduce costs, drive operational efficiencies and improve their overall security posturing.


Patrick Clawson, Chief Executive Officer, Blancco Technology Group said:


"Blancco is committed to investing in our technology, protecting our intellectual property and securing appropriate patents. These filings follow the successful application and industry-first patents we have been granted for our solid state drive (SSD) data erasure process in Europe and the United States, allowing us to boost our competitive advantage and extend our market leadership.


Our mobile data erasure solution, Blancco 5 Mobile, enables enterprise businesses, mobile service providers and resellers to protect customer and corporate data, while the eraser agent provides our enterprise customers with the unique ability to remove data from different media types in a consistent way across any geography at any time. With both patent-pending erasure processes, enterprise businesses reap major benefits, including reduced costs, improved operational efficiencies and improved security posturing."



Notes to Editors

Key Patent Filing Highlights:

·     The mobile data erasure patent application has been filed in the United Kingdom (UK Patent Application 1616227.3) initially. The application will be filed internationally in due course.

·     The eraser agent patent application has been filed in the United Kingdom initially (UK Patent Application 1619580.2). The application will be filed internationally in due course.

·     Blancco 5 Mobile is capable of erasing up to 50 iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry mobile devices simultaneously and includes a detailed, digitally signed certificate for an audit trail and regulatory compliance.

·     To date, Blancco has been awarded three patents for its unique, secure and verifiable method of erasing data from SSDs in Finland, European Union and the United States.




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Pat Clawson, Chief Executive Officer

Keith Butcher, Chief Financial Officer


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Richard Kauffer

Euan Brown


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Dominic Morley, Corporate Finance

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