Xerox’s AltaLink multifunction printers have become the first MFPs to be certified against the new Common Criteria Classification by the National Information Assurance Partnership.
The new protection profile for hardcopy devices is based on security requirements that have been specified by government agencies in both the United States and Japan. It is intended to protect information processed by MFPs from security threats, and includes stringent cryptography and authentication requirements.
Tracey Koziol, senior Vice President of Xerox’s Workpalce Solutions Business Group, said: “Detecting and preventing cyber threats is a 24/7, 365 days a year requirement for all enterprises and a fundamental focus for Xerox. NIAP and Common Criteria Certification gives our customers – particularly federal government agencies – assurance that our new AltaLink devices have world-class security protection built-in, and that their critical information is safe.”
Xerox security solutions takes a multi-layered approach to device security, covering four main areas – intrusion prevention, device detection, document and data detection, and external partnerships (such as that with McAfee and its whitelisting technology.)
The positive news for the OEM follows its recent naming as a leader in the IDC’s Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2017 Vendor Assessment report, and its award for Leadership in Document Imaging Security from BLI.