July 28, 2022
The Kyocera Evolution Series has been verified as providing maximum data protection for its MFPs.
Kyocera’s Evolution Series, which encompasses ten A3 MFP devices such as the TASKalfa 3554ci, has passed the Penetration Testing level of Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI Security Validation test programme.
Kyocera was awarded the Keypoint Intelligence Security Validation Testing seal and certificate during its REIMAGINE Dealer Conference, which took place between 1-3 June 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.
In presenting the recognition crystal, Anthony Sci, President and CEO of Keypoint Intelligence, explained the two-pronged process whereby Keypoint Intelligence and its testing partner Accenture Security test devices: through automated cyberattacks and hands-on white hat hacking.
On the value of the assessment, Sci said: “[Keypoint’s assessment process] is really a good way to verify the equipment you sell is safe to sell to your clients.” He revealed how, after testing the TASKalfa 3554ci, “Kyocera passed with flying colours.” There were no noteworthy security weaknesses detected.
Speaking to a large audience of Dealers, Sci explained the relevance of this recognition: “I think it’s important for our Dealer community to have a competitive advantage over the competition and this is one of the arenas that you can really do that. Salespeople can put this certificate in their bag and show it to their clientele.”
One such competitive advantage is that the Evolution Series firmware comes with the ability to enable advanced level of security installed as part of the initial configuration to reduce human error or any security threat. With quick security set up, this range of devices provides outstanding data protection from the get-go.
With the crystal in hand, Óscar Sánchez, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. said: “This recognition means a lot to us, and we are very proud. A big thanks must go to our team in Japan for developing and designing such a great product.”
Having had time to reflect on Kyocera’s latest recognition, Sánchez was keen to reiterate just how important security is for Kyocera: “Cybersecurity is now top of mind for everyone. Our customers trust us with their information, and we have a duty to ensure it remains safe.”
Reflecting on the validation testing itself, Kyocera’s President is clearly very proud. “To be recognised by an organisation as reputable and respected in our industry as Keypoint Intelligence is hugely gratifying, and it tells us we are doing a lot of things very well with our TASKalfa devices. Having said that, we will continue to raise the bar because we know that security threats today do not stand still.”
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