Konica Minolta retains status as ‘a Leader’ in Quocirca Global Print Security Landscape 2023

| 9 May 2023

Konica Minolta is proud to announce that it has once again been recognised as 'a Leader’ in Print Security by Quocirca, with its robust hardware and software security, and a ‘broad approach’ that delivers a complete service across cybersecurity, cited as strengths in the research firm’s ‘The Print Security Landscape, 2023 - Securing the print infrastructure amidst a growing threat landscape’.


In positioning Konica Minolta as ‘a Leader’, Quocirca acknowledges the company as having a strong strategic vision and a comprehensive print security product and service offering. The select group of vendors given ‘a Leader’ status are recognised for making significant investments in their hardware, solutions and services portfolio and infrastructure.
 
Quocirca is a global market insight and research firm specialising in the convergence of print and digital technologies in the future workplace. In its latest report, the firm recognises the continued rise in cybersecurity incidents and a continued reliance on print, requiring effective print security (on average 27% of IT security incidents relate to paper documents). However, results of a study published by Quocirca in its report suggested that organisations are struggling to keep up with print security demands, resulting in 61% of organisations questioned, experiencing data losses as the result of unsecure printing practices in the past 12 months. The average cost of such data losses has also risen from £632k to £743k.
 
In Quocirca’s 2023 evaluation of the print security market, Konica Minolta’s security portfolio is recognised for spanning print and document security across its MFP portfolio, and IT security services, as well as video security, compliance and risk management. Konica Minolta’s managed print security services provide monitoring and management of print devices and systems, including device security profile management, vulnerability scanning and intrusion detection, and print policy enforcement. Furthermore, Quocirca states how, ‘Security is a core component of its Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio, which encompasses a range of solutions to address the digital transformation needs of businesses of all sizes.’
 
A key area highlighted by Quocirca is the challenge facing SMB organisations in 2023. Just 11% of organisations with between 250 and 499 employees and 27% with 500 to 999 employees responded that they do not have complete confidence in the security of their print infrastructure. Quocirca recognises Konica Minolta’s ability to serve this major market, stating in the report: ‘Beyond its traditional print security offerings, Konica Minolta’s deep expertise across IT services strongly sets it apart from some of its key competitors, particularly in the SMB market.’
 
Robust hardware and software security is also cited as a strength of Konica Minolta, as well as a ‘broad approach’ which delivers a complete service across cybersecurity, helping businesses to identify, contain and analyse network penetration, including attacks by malware, ransomware, or hackers.
 

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Security is at the forefront of every product, service, and solution that Konica Minolta develops and delivers to its customers. As the threat landscape evolves, so too must we innovate and adapt to provide every organisation with a secure print environment that they can trust, whilst enabling them to take advantage of the many opportunities the digital interconnected workplace presents.

Olaf Lorenz

Head of International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Quocirca Print Security Landscape 2023

Konica Minolta has once again been recognised as 'a Leader’ in Print Security by Quocirca, with its robust hardware and software security, and a ‘broad approach’ that delivers a complete service across cybersecurity, cited as strengths in the research firm’s ‘The Print Security Landscape, 2023 - Securing the print infrastructure amidst a growing threat landscape’.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.


For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.


Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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