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Nine Konica Minolta products, including the digital printing system AccurioPress C6100, have been certified as being compliant with the Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices, 1.0 (HCD-PP), evaluation criteria for international security standards, ISO/IEC 15408 for digital MFPs (multi-functional peripherals).
HCD-PP, or Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices, was developed as security requirements that must be met for the Japanese and U.S. governments when procuring MFPs. Especially, to be certified as HCD-PP compliant, manufacturers are required to meet extremely strict conditions when verifying the effectiveness of encryption of data storage and communication security.
HCD-PP-compliant products are the digital printing systems AccurioPress C6100, AccurioPress C6085, AccurioPress C2070, AccurioPress C2070P, AccurioPress C2060, AccurioPress 6136, AccurioPress 6136P and AccurioPress 6120 as well as the production printing system bizhub PRO 1100.
Thus, the HCD-PP certification granted to Konica Minolta proves that its products listed above incorporate high-level security measures that can protect users against the latest threats. Konica Minolta is confident that these products will reduce the risk of loss or leakage of information assets of customers.
Enhancement of Security Level of MFPs
Recently, an increasing number of IT and information system users are suffering losses and damage caused by problems such as unauthorized access, virus infection and information leakage, highlighting the importance of taking stronger security measures for MFPs.
Konica Minolta has constantly strengthened measures against security risks by incorporating the latest security functions into its MFPs so that customers can use its products without fear of security threats.
Konica Minolta has put priority on obtaining third-party certifications, and recognizes the effectiveness of using the latest evaluation criteria to enhance the security features of its products. Thus, Konica Minolta is determined to make more products compliant with HCD-PP.
HCD-PP was developed as security requirements that must be met for the Japanese and U.S. governments when procuring MFPs, under the leadership of the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA), a Japanese certification body, and the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), the U.S. government’s IT security certification body, in cooperation with MFP manufacturers and evaluation organizations. HCD-PP requires that the effectiveness of the encryption algorithm for data security and the ability of MFPs to prevent modification of firmware be verified using a real machine. By meeting these requirements, a manufacturer can objectively guarantee that its MFPs can successfully manage security risks, e.g., preventing document data stored in a leased MFP from being leaked after it is returned to the lessor or disposed of, and protecting against unauthorized modification of firmware.Since 2017, HCD-PP has been listed as a certified protection profile (security requirement specifications) on the official website of the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA), an international mutual recognition framework for ISO/IEC 15408. Accordingly, the abovementioned nine HCD-PP-compliant products are recognized as being capable of providing sufficient protection against security threats in 30 CCRA member countries, mainly the U.S. and European countries.
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 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as 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 is listed among “2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.
For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ 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 approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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