Xerox Strengthens Multifunction Systems to Support Department of Defense ID Initiative
Upgrades meet stringent guidelines for peripheral device security.
STAMFORD, Conn.- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is enhancing several of its multifunction systems with a new identification card system to help the Department of Defense better secure and manage the critical information being scanned, faxed and copied from the department.
Xerox is adding to the WorkCentre™ and WorkCentre Pro™ 200 Series a new card reader and software that supports the Department of Defense’s Common Access Card (CAC) user-authentication system.
The CAC system is part of a Department of Defense initiative to increase the security of its facilities and critical information through the use of smart identification cards. Eventually all department employees will use CAC cards to gain access to computers, networks, and buildings. In many cases the department is requesting that same level of authentication at the MFP level, as well. With the WorkCentre and WorkCentre Pro 200 Series upgrade, Department of Defense employees will need to use their CAC card to access the MFP to scan, fax or copy documents, providing greater security and management of the devices.
“Equipping the WorkCentre and WorkCentre Pro 200 Series with Common Access Card will provide the Department of Defense with even greater assurance that the critical information flowing in and out of these devices is safe,” said Rick Dastin, senior vice president, Xerox Office Group.
The WorkCentre and WorkCentre Pro 232/238 , 245/255 and 265/275 boast printing and copying speeds ranging from 32 pages to 75 pages per minute (ppm) and scanning speeds up to 75 ppm. The multifunction systems include features designed to increase information security, such as Hard Disk Encryption, Disk Image Overwrite and Network Data Encryption. In addition, the systems have received the National Information Assurance Partnership’s (NIAP) Common Criteria Certification, an internationally recognized standard for security evaluation.
NIAP is a U.S. government initiative created to meet the security testing needs of IT consumers and companies. To receive Common Criteria Certification, products submitted endure rigorous testing by NIAP-approved testing laboratories. Unlike competitors that limit their testing to single functions, Xerox has NIAP evaluate the entire multifunction system. To date, Xerox has achieved Common Criteria Certification for more than 30 systems.
The move to support the CAC system broadens Xerox’s security offerings for office environments. “Xerox has been a market leader in delivering multifunction system security, and support for Common Access Card is just another example of the company’s responsiveness,” said Greg Jones, senior vice president, Public Sector Operations at Xerox.
The WorkCentre and WorkCentre Pro 200 Series with CAC, as well as upgrade options for existing installations, will be available worldwide in October.
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