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Blancco Technology Group Taps Carahsoft as North American Distributor
for Data Erasure Software

Partnership Aims to Strengthen Data Management and Security Practices Among Government Agencies
to Prevent Loss/Theft of Highly Sensitive Information

ATLANTA, Ga. and RESTON, Va. -- March 28, 2017 – With 2016 being a record year for data breaches, the need for secure data management and sanitization practices has become a vital data security tool, especially for public sector organizations that store vast amounts of highly sensitive and classified information. This is the impetus behind the formation of a data erasure distribution partnership between CarahsoftTechnology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and BlanccoTechnology Group, the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics.

“We’re thrilled to form a distribution partnership with Carahsoft,” said Steve Holton, President and CRO, Blancco Technology Group. “Carahsoft and its partner ecosystem have established themselves as trusted solutions providers to government agencies in the US, thanks in large part to their deep understanding of data security risks and strong relationships in the region. This partnership will allow us to accelerate the growth and expand the reach of our business among public sector organizations, which often face a high level of responsibility and accountability for protecting sensitive information.”

The U.S. government operates some of the largest networks in the world, as measured by users and endpoints. In recent years, various government branches and agencies have been the subject of some of the most disastrous data breaches, including hacks of email servers at the White House and the improper handling/storage of drives at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

By using the Blancco Data Eraser solutions, Carahsoft’s public sector customers and resellers will be able to securely and verifiably erase data from IT assets/environments across every stage of the information lifeycycle – be it when IT equipment hits end-of-life or when data is in active use on desktop/laptop computers, drives, servers and cloud environments. As a result, they will be better equipped to prevent the loss/theft of highly sensitive, classified information, while also ensuring compliance with stringent data privacy regulations and industry guidelines, such as NIST, ISO and EU GDPR.

One of the key differentiators of the Blancco Data Eraser solutions is that they have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world. This reflects the value of their ability to erase data in compliance with U.S. Department of Defense (Standard 5220.22-M) and 21 other standards. Additionally, no other data erasure software provider is able to provide a tamper-proof, digitally signed certificate verifying that the data has been erased and cannot be recovered.

“Government agencies are struggling when it comes to finding the best method for erasing data across every IT asset,” said Michael Shrader, Vice President of Intelligent and Innovative Solutions at Carahsoft. “Through our partnership with Blancco Technology Group, we will now be able to provide our customers and reseller ecosystem with a comprehensive solution to achieve the highest level of data sanitization on every IT asset and environment across every stage of the information lifecycle.”

Blancco’s software, hardware and services are available immediately via Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, contact the Blancco team at Carahsoft at (866) 421-4683, email or view an overview of Blancco Data Eraser solutions.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry’s fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. Visit us at

About Blancco Technology Group

Blancco Technology Group (AIM: BLTG) is the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. The Blancco Data Eraser solutions provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail. Our data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world. No other security firm can boast this level of compliance with the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

The Blancco Mobile Diagnostics solutions enable mobile network operators, retailers and insurers to easily, quickly and accurately identify and resolve performance issues on their customers’ mobile devices. As a result, mobile service providers 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.

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