An advanced cyber security programme has received the highest-level of Government endorsement to defend against attack and data leaks.

Global EMEA, based at Sci-Tech in Daresbury, has announced its WipeDrive8 product has achieved Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The NCSC, a branch of GCHQ, implements policies which help make the UK one of the world’s safest place to do business and protect the public online.

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 WipeDrive8 is a WhiteCanyon Software product which completely and permanently removes data, programs, viruses and malware from hard drives / SSDs and other storage media to the highest level.

According to its makers, even the most sophisticated recovery tools have failed to breach its protection.

Rod Huffman, Global EMEA’s managing director, said: “This news is timely coming in the wake of the recent massive cyber-attack that disrupted so many organisations here in the UK and across Europe.

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“Combating cyber-crime is one of the great challenges of the modern age and WipeDrive8 is one of the most powerful and effective tools ever developed and stands head and shoulders above competitor solutions.

“The certification confirms what we already know, but our customer base will find the NCSC endorsement gives them another level of reassurance.”

With diverse clients in defence, corporate organisations, public sector and banking, security is always a prime concern for Global EMEA.

 Huffman added: “When there is no room for compromise, advanced products like WipeDrive8 are vital."It’s not just ready for today’s risks, it’s also ready for the latest hardware technology and we proud to bring this to market.”

Global EMEA is based at the Daresbury Innovation Centre on the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus, near Warrington, UK and offers a lifecycle solution for asset management, managed IT services and IT project management to organisations throughout Europe and beyond.

Sci-Tech Daresbury is a world class location for high-tech business and leading edge science providing a unique environment for innovation and business growth.