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Xerox beefs up AltaLink MFP security

April 23, 2019

Xerox has announced security enhancements to its line of Xerox AltaLink Multifunction Printers (MFPs).

These enhancements will provide IT managers, network administrators and chief information security officers with an extra layer of protection and a more proactive approach to network threats.

“While other networked print devices use a fractured, manual approach to cybersecurity, Xerox employs an automated response that neutralises threats at their source,” said Dr. Alissa J. Abdullah, Chief Information Security Officer, Xerox. “Instantaneous responses are critical when seconds could mean the difference between effective threat response and a catastrophic breach.”

By augmenting Xerox’s embedded security technologies with McAfee Data Exchange Layer (DXL) and Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) platforms, cybercriminals are stopped from gaining a foothold into networks and compromising sensitive data.

When a threat is detected, McAfee Embedded Control whitelisting technology halts the attack. The MFP sends an alert to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, which communicates the event to Cisco Identity Services Engine over the DXL/pxGrid framework.  Cisco Authentication Service takes the affected device off the network until the extent of the attack can be completely evaluated.

With this level of integration, says Xerox, customers can centrally manage and enforce security policies, break up silos and eliminate blind spots.

For more information, go to www.xerox.com.

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