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Xerox enhances AltaLink Workplace Assistants

January 9, 2019

New software enhancements to these Workplace Assistants, enabled with ConnectKey technology, will allow companies to monitor critical security settings and automatically reset unauthorised changes, helping stem security breaches.

Plus, explains Xerox, a new intuitive user experience gives mid-to-large workgroups more ways to customise everyday tasks – maximising time and improving productivity.

With AltaLink’s new Configuration Watchdog, IT administrators can ensure devices stay within their defined security policies to safeguard critical business data and infrastructure, without external monitoring.

Here’s how it works: administrators can monitor compliance requirements of up to eight security settings. When unauthorised changes are detected, Configuration Watchdog will remediate them to their compliance state; unapproved changes are notified and logged for further response.  

The latest AltaLink enhancements enable companies to meet NIST 800-171 standards, which govern the security of data in non-federal information systems and organisations.

“Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated and so is Xerox’s response,” said Dr. Alissa J. Abdullah, Chief Information Security Officer, Xerox.  “We take a proactive approach to device, data and document security that puts organisations on the offensive when it comes to threat detection and response.”

For additional protection, the AltaLink MFPs include support for ThinPrint print management software, featuring end-to-end encryption, as well as efficient compression and streaming of print data, delivering faster output speeds.

With a tablet-like user experience, AltaLink makes completing daily tasks faster and easier with new features such as:

  • Customisable home screen: enables touchscreen re-ordering of frequently used apps and features to place most popular ones at the top for easy access.
  • 1-Touch App:simplifies complicated and lengthy workflows by creating shortcuts, such as scanning to email without typing an email address or creating booklets with a single touch; these 1-Touch Apps can be cloned and shared among multiple devices.
  • Fleet Orchestrator:automatically deploys software upgrades and tedious configuration changes across multiple devices. A single device, designated as the host, securely shares updates with the remaining fleet, reducing device downtime and manual IT intervention.   

“These updates articulate and demonstrate Xerox’s commitment to securing information and simplifying business processes for our customers,” said Tracey Koziol, Senior Vice President, Global Offerings, Xerox. “Our Workplace Assistants boost IT management efficiency and employee productivity.”

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