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Six Xerox Systems and Copiers Earn Internationally Recognized Standard for Security

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--March 7, 2005-- Six of Xerox Corporation's high-speed digital copiers and advanced multifunction systems have become the fastest office systems in the industry to earn the international standard in information security. The systems join a list of six Xerox mid-speed office products to make it even easier for customers to meet both their document production needs and the strict security requirements in the government, military, healthcare, legal and financial sectors. The Xerox CopyCentre(TM) C65, C75 and C90 digital copiers and WorkCentre Pro 65, 75 and 90 advanced multifunction systems - operating at speeds of 65, 75 and 90 pages per minute - received the National Information Assurance Partnership's Common Criteria Certification following comprehensive evaluations and testing. NIAP is a U.S. government initiative created to meet the security testing needs of IT consumers and companies. Most IT products used within the U.S. Department of Defense, any military branch, or buildings such as air bases or the Pentagon must carry Common Criteria Certification. This mandate ensures IT systems maintain a proper level of confidentiality, integrity and authentication. Commercial customers and other federal agencies are also looking to NIAP for third-party verification that office equipment is secure. "Document security is critical for both the public and private sector," said Tim Williams, president, Xerox Office Group. "This certification demonstrates that customers can trust Xerox with their most sensitive documents and intellectual property." Specifically, NIAP certified two major components of the systems: The Image Overwrite Security Option electronically "shreds" data stored on the machine's hard disk during routine job processing. Electronic removal of data can be performed automatically after every job or when a person specifically requests it. The Removable Disk Drive Accessory allows administrators to physically remove hard drives from the systems so they can be locked away for safekeeping, virtually eliminating the risk of unauthorized access to classified data. Xerox is the only vendor to have achieved Common Criteria Certification for a removable disk drive accessory. Xerox offers a variety of other security options that allow customers to restrict access, track usage and protect confidential information that flows through various Xerox CopyCentre digital copiers, WorkCentre multifunction devices and WorkCentre Pro advanced multifunction systems. Those solutions include: An Internal Auditron feature can be activated to require people to enter an authorization code for walk-up copying. This enables administrators to track usage at an account or department level. Network Authentication can restrict workers' access to scan, e-mail and fax features by validating user names and passwords prior to use. Xerox Secure Print holds confidential jobs at the device until the owner enters a personal number to release them. The Xerox CopyCentre C65, C75 and C90 are digital office copiers designed for workgroups that require professionally finished output quickly and reliably. The systems feature automated technology that optimizes image quality. The Xerox WorkCentre Pro 65, 75 and 90 are Xerox's fastest high-performance network multifunction systems for the office. These systems are designed to perform multiple tasks - print, copy, fax, scan, and e-mail - simultaneously and are ideal for bringing efficiency to paper-intensive environments. In 2004, NIAP certified the 35 ppm to 55 ppm Xerox WorkCentre M35, M45 and M55 copier-printers and the WorkCentre Pro 35, 45 and 55 advanced multifunction systems.




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