The Xerox AltaLink devices received NIAP certification against the latest Common Criteria security protection profile for hardcopy devices. This new protection profile is based on the security requirements specified by United States and Japanese government agencies. NIAP is the U.S. government organization that ensures compliance with the global Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.

The Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices v1.0 (HCD-PP v1.0) intends to protect the information processed by an MFP from security threats and includes stringent new requirements for cryptography, user authentication, and secure protocols. Testing is done in independent labs and and is said to result in the most up-to-date and stringent security endorsement for small- and medium-size businesseslarge enterprises and governments.

“Detecting and preventing cyber threats is a 24/7, 365 days a year requirement for all enterprises and a fundamental focus for Xerox,” said Tracey Koziol, senior vice president of Xerox Workplace Solutions Business Group. “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.”

AltaLink Series and Xerox’s Approach to Device Security

The Xerox ConnectKey  technology-enabled AltaLink series includes 10 MFPs designed for enterprises of all sizes with mid-size and large workgroups. Xerox says its ConnectKey technology transforms traditional printers into smart, connected workplace assistants that reflect the evolving needs of today’s businesses. They include simple and secure on-the-go capabilities, cloud connectivity, and access to productivity-boosting features and apps.

The firm says its security solutions span four key aspects in a multilayered approach: intrusion prevention, device detection, document and data detection, and external partnerships. An example of an external partnership is McAfee’s whitelisting technology, which constantly monitors and automatically protects against malware and comes embedded in all Xerox AltaLink products. When services and solutions are required to complement Xerox’s secure devices, managed print services offerings continue the security philosophy with an approach that’s said to prevent, detect, protect, and report attacks.

Additionally, the Xerox Global Security Services group was recently selected as a recipient of a CSO50 Award for its efforts to make information security an integral part of communicating with employees, partners, and stakeholders.

Xerox was also recently named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2017 Vendor Assessment report for its commitment to enterprise security and its portfolio of print and document-security solutions. The report notes that Xerox “has robust print and document security solutions in the form of tools, methodologies, and services configured to meet individual customer IT strategy needs, including data, documents, devices, rules, and regulations governing both business and individual use cases.”

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