Effective today, the software division of Regenersis, a global provider of device diagnostics, repair and data erasure services, announces it has a new name – Blancco Technology Group (www.blanccotechnologygroup.com). This rebrand signals a deliberate move to recast the company into a new role – acting as a guardian of electronic assets and mobile functionality for enterprise businesses.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), 334.4 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. At the same time, shorter life expectancies and replacement cycles for phones are fueling a boom in second-hand smartphone sales worldwide. To be specific, Gartner estimates the worldwide market for refurbished phones sold to end-users will grow to 120 million units by 2017.
That’s where Blancco Technology Group fills a pressing and unmet need. Through its expanded data erasure and mobile diagnostics service offering, the unified company maximizes the functionality and resale value of devices, while preventing leaks of sensitive personal and corporate information before devices are traded in, sold, recycled, destroyed or reused.
As part of the rebrand, Pat Clawson has been named CEO of Blancco Technology Group. Most recently, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lumension Inc., where he successfully grew the business to strong revenue growth and profitability. With more than 20 years of software industry experience, Clawson has established himself as an IT security pundit among some of the world’s most influential brands, analysts and press.
“While our business has traditionally been rooted in Europe – both from a customer base and sales perspective – we’re now ready to address the needs of organizations globally,” said Blancco Technology Group CEO, Patrick Clawson. “When you look at the types of international regulations and the soon-to-be-launched EU General Data Protection Regulation, it’s quite clear that the U.S. trails far behind its European counterparts in data privacy protection and regulatory compliance.”
Unlike any other security organization, Blancco Technology Group holds certifications, approvals and recommendations from 19 national and international governing bodies, including the United States Department of Defense, NATO, Common Criteria and UK Ministry of Defense.
“Rather than expound on best practices from afar, we plan to actively assist government officials in drafting, enacting and monitoring security legislation, while improving the lines of communication and collaboration between the private and public sectors,” affirmed Clawson. More specifically, Clawson is resolved to change the security landscape, both in the U.S. and across the globe, by empowering businesses and consumers alike to protect their data with absolute certainty and a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.