• Sharp becomes first manufacturer to achieve new international security standard

        • Sharp Electronics Europe is announcing that as of today (14th November 2017), Sharp’s digital colour multifunction printers (MFPs), with an embedded data security option, are the first to have been certified for Common Criteria, conforming to the Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices v1.0 (HCD-PP v1.0). This represents the latest security standards of government and military offices.

          The Common Criteria is a set of guidelines used to evaluate information technology equipment. The specifications are set and tested by independent laboratories. Sharp is certified by Japan’s IT security evaluation and certification system (JISEC).

          Peter Plested, Director, Information Systems, Sharp Europe said, “this is an important step change in our security portfolio and means that we can support customers handling the most sensitive data in the world. Initially requested by Japan and the US, Europe is expected to require this higher standard soon. With the new General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May, data security has never been higher on the agenda for European organisations. 

          “We take our commitment to our customers’ IT security very seriously; we were the first MFP manufacturer to receive Common Criteria certification in 2001, and we believe we are again the first to meet this new higher standard.” 

          The Hardcopy Device Protection Profile v1.0 (HCD-PP) is a new requirement for digital MFPs based on the security requirements specified by the US and Japanese governments. It was developed through the industry collaboration with National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and International-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA).  It aims to protect the information processed by an MFP from security threats and includes specifications for encryption and firewalls.

          The following Sharp devices have received the certification: MX-2630N, MX-3050N, MX-3550N, MX-4050N, MX-5050N, MX-6050N, MX-3060N, MX-3560, MX-4060N, MX-3070N, MX-3570N, MX-4070N, MX-5070N, MX-6070N. Existing and new customers can add this option via a firmware update.

          For products certified by JISEC, please visit the information processing promotion organisation (IPA) website.

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE OEN online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the OEN app

        • Related Articles

        • Brother UK launches new business scanners

          Brother UK launches new business scanners

          Friday 14th Dec 2018 by clareb
          Brother UK is launching two new and improved compact document scanners to capitalise on the continued growth of its scan category and to open up more opportunities for partners. The ADS models are designed to help SOHO and business users work more p...Read More...
          HSM backs perforating as way towards sustainability

          HSM backs perforating as way towards sustainability

          Thursday 13th Dec 2018 by clareb
          As we continue our move away from plastic packaging the UK, HSM UK looks into how perforating machines will help to keep recycling in-house, providing insight into UK sustainability. According to a 2017 study, the UK has increased recycling eff...Read More...
          Epson reports three years growth in Pro AV market

          Epson reports three years growth in Pro AV market

          Tuesday 4th Dec 2018 by clareb
          Epson has extended its position as a leading projector manufacturer in the Pro AV and installation market above 6,000 lumens across EMEAR & CIS, according to latest market share data from Futuresource. Epson now commands 34 per cent of the Pro AV...Read More...
                • About Us

                  OEN is the leading source of business news and information for buyers of office equipment, supplies and services within mid tier and up sized organisations. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, bespoke guides and supplements, website, digital editions, apps, and newsletters with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the print version of OEN last year celebrated its Diamond anniversary.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue