Related Documents: Approval Letter
Blancco HMG Software v4.10 sanitises all data from a hard disk up to RESTRICTED, CONFIDENTIAL SECRET and TOP SECRET levels for the media types stated below that may be storing data at Impact Levels IL0 to IL6 inclusive.
Blancco HMG Software v4.10 is specifically tailored for Desktops Laptops Server and Data Centre environments (which can be licensed up to 256 HDDs) with enhanced and significantly improved Network Card RAID and SAS support compared to previous versions. Independent testing has verified that Blancco HMG Software v4.10 will securely overwrite data from IDE SCSI and SAS drives.
Clearly testing of all drive types is not possible due to the extensive ranges available. However ATA USB SATA PATA Fibre Channel and FireWire disks can also be erased because the independent testing that was performed on the IDE SCSI and SAS drives provides a degree of assurance that the erasure functionality should operate similarly on the other media and platform types detailed above. In addition the software erases all hidden/locked areas on a hard disk such as DCO HPA and remapped sectors. Enhanced hard disk support guarantees high-speed simultaneous erasure of multiple HDDs.
Blancco HMG Software v4.10 can be delivered to the target computer via different media: network CD USB and preinstall. Data erased by Blancco HMG Software v4.10 cannot be recovered with any existing technology.
Improvements from Blancco v4.8 HMG include:
Enhanced RAID Support Enhanced Network Card Support SAS Support Multiple Drive delivery options and Enhanced HPA/DCO erasure processes.
Once the hard disk(s) are cleaned the software automatically generates a detailed erasure report with Hardware Asset Management information that meets and exceeds governmental regulatory requirements. Blancco HMG Software v4.10 is approved at both Lower and Higher Overwriting Standards (refer to HMG Information Assurance Standard No.5). Blancco HMG Software v4.10 is approved for UK Government use.