Blancco's Expansion Into Russia Coincides With European Growth
MOSCOW, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Blancco expands its operations into Russia following an almost 25% jump in 2011 global sales and increased concerns in Europe over data security
Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, this week extended its international reach into Russia with the opening of branch operations in Moscow. Blancco's expansion into Russia follows the opening of an office in the Benelux region last month after a nearly 40% jump in 2011 sales in the region.
Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco, believes the company is ready to quickly increase its market reach throughout Russia. "There is a growing demand amongst corporations and government bodies in Russia for tighter data security," he stated.
"A number of our larger international clients with operations in Russia expressed a desire for us to expand our presence in this region.
"Unfortunately, many corporations and government entities operating in Russia are leaving themselves open to costly data breaches because they do not yet have an official data erasure policy. With 15 international offices around the world, Blancco is committed to helping organizations secure their data and meet regulatory compliance."
Blancco's presence in Russia will offer increased support for a growing customer base in this region, while continuing to build awareness about regulatory requirements and the importance of secure data erasure as IT security best practice.
"Blancco's Russian operations will have the capability to conduct both onsite and offsite data erasure, minimizing the risk of data leakage.
"Having just received the internationally recognized Common Criteria certification Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+, Blancco realizes the importance of rigorous adherence to erasure standards."
Blancco is showcasing its wide range of secure erasure solutions at stand D1.3 at Infosecurity Russia in Moscow on 26th - 28th September 2012. The trade show takes place at Crocus Expo, Hall 8, Moscow, Russia.
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 http://www.blancco.com.
Mr. Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder, Blancco Oy Ltd
Kari Talvitie, Country Manager, ZAO Blancco
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