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Konica Minolta products are HCD-PP compliant

February 6, 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. says it is pleased to announce that nine 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).

HCD-PP is the evaluation criteria for international security standards, ISO/IEC 15408 for digital MFPs (multi-functional peripherals).

Konica Minolta’s HCD-PP-compliant products are as follows:

AccurioPress C6100, AccurioPress C6085, AccurioPress C2070, AccurioPress C2070P, AccurioPress C2060, AccurioPress 6136, AccurioPress 6136P, AccurioPress 6120 and production printing system bizhub PRO 1100.

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.

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, says the OEM. Konica Minolta adds that the company is confident that these products will reduce the risk of loss or leakage of information assets of customers.

Recently, an increasing number of IT and information system users are suffering losses and damage caused by problems such as unauthorised access, virus infection and information leakage, highlighting the importance of taking stronger security measures for MFPs.

Konica Minolta states it 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. To be specific, all Konica Minolta MFPs offer the following capabilities: restricting the use of network protocols; preventing unauthorised access via networks through IP filtering; managing the use of MFPs through user authentication; and encrypting communication data and HDs.

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 unauthorised modification of firmware.

Konica Minolta says it has put priority on obtaining third-party certifications, and recognises the effectiveness of using the latest evaluation criteria to enhance the security features of its products. Thus, Konica Minolta concludes, the company is determined to make more products compliant with HCD-PP.

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