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Kyocera Mita America's Data Security Kit Offers Critical Data Protection of Stored Data on Color Multifunctional Products

20 Nov, 2007

Kyocera Mita America's Data Security Kit Offers Critical Data Protection of Stored Data on Color Multifunctional Products

Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today that the Data Security Kit software for its KM-C4035E, KM-C3232E, KM-C3225E and KM-C2525E color multifunctional products (MFPs) has received Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL3) security certification. This is critical in enabling enhanced protection of end-users’ sensitive documents against accidental interception or intentional theft.

Kyocera’s Data Security Kit is an optional security solution designed to help companies protect the privacy of information across select Kyocera MFPs. In compliance with the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO 15408), an international standard for information security products, Kyocera’s Data Security Kit is standardized to prevent unauthorized access to confidential data written to a device’s hard disk drive (HDD).

The Data Security Kit offers both automatic and manual data HDD overwrite capabilities after each copy, print and scan job is completed. This process to overwrite confidential information retained within the MFP helps ensure data integrity, which is vital to many business sectors, including: local, state and federal government agencies, financial, legal, insurance and healthcare markets.

Kyocera offers a comprehensive security strategy, comprised of a two-tiered security approach, based on the following categories:
* Physical Security: Security against loss, including privacy, manipulation or unauthorized distribution of electronic data at the device level. Kyocera’s EAL3 Data Security Kit certification applies to this suite of security solutions. Other offerings within this category include: e-MPS secure print, the KX Driver Security Watermark, and PDF encryption, among others.

* Network Security: Security against risk of hacking, or virus attacks through unauthorized access to the network. Security offerings from this category, include: KYOcapture network authentication, LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and network interface cards which offer advanced security features such as IP filtering and password protection.

"In today's business environment, many companies share a centralized workgroup device for their printing, copying and scanning functions – and this opens the door to increased physical security breaches; jeopardizing data reliability and productivity," said William Cassidy, associate director, product and solutions marketing at Kyocera Mita America. "Through Kyocera’s multi-tiered security solutions approach, and the new Common Criteria certification, Kyocera is determined to minimize network vulnerabilities and deliver a platform that combines hardware, software and the necessary tools to safeguard documents, data and network assets across business markets."

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. - www.kyoceramita.com/us

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