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    Keypoint Intelligence security validation testing confirms Kyocera’s signature feature of security strength

    The TASKalfa 3554ci Series has K-Level security that exceeds industry standards.
    19/09/22

    Ten A3 MFP Kyocera devices in the TASKalfa 3554ci series have passed Keypoint Intelligence’s rigorous BLI Security Validation Test program.

    The volume and complexity of security threats facing today’s organizations is increasing daily. The need for robust data protection has never been greater – and once again, Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc. has risen to the challenge.

    Kyocera was awarded the prestigious Keypoint Intelligence Security Validation Testing seal and certificate during the REIMAGINE dealer conference, which took place between June 1-3, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. 

    In presenting the award, Anthony Sci, President and CEO of Keypoint Intelligence, explained the two-pronged process whereby Keypoint Intelligence and its testing partner Accenture Security test devices: through automated cyberattacks and hands-on white hat hacking. 

    On the value of the assessment, Sci said, “[Keypoint’s assessment process] is really a good way to verify the equipment you sell is safe to sell to your clients.” He revealed
    how, after testing the TASKalfa 3554ci, “Kyocera passed with flying colors.” There were no security weaknesses detected.

    Security signature

    The validation extends to the ten TASKalfa 3554ci series devices.

    Speaking to a large audience of Dealers, Sci explained the relevance of this recognition: “I think it’s important for our Dealer community to have a competitive advantage over the competition, and this is one of the arenas that you can really do that, as salespeople can put this certificate in their bag and show it to their clientele.”

    One such competitive advantage is that the TASKalfa 3554ci series firmware comes with the ability to enable an advanced level of security installed as part of the initial configuration to reduce human error or any security threat*. With quick security set up, this range of devices provides outstanding data protection from the get-go. 

    "We’re very proud of this award.”

    After witnessing Oscar Sanchez, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc, receiving the award, Hironori Ando, President, Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc. said, “We’re very proud of this award. A huge amount of hard work has gone into ensuring that our products are consistently of the highest standard both in terms of quality and data security.”

    He was keen to reiterate the importance of security in today’s business world: “Organizations are facing a new wave of cybersecurity threats and there is no room for complacency. Kyocera will continue to innovate in order to give our customers’ data the best possible protection.”

    Reflecting on the award itself, Kyocera’s President is clearly very proud. “Receiving such recognition from Keypoint Intelligence is extremely pleasing, and it tells us we are doing a lot of things very well with our TASKalfa devices. Now, we are ready to aim even higher.”

    * To learn more about Kyocera’s K-Level of security, please visit the security page on our website.

    You can discover more about the Kyocera TASKalfa 3554ci series here.

    About Keypoint Intelligence

    For 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.

    About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe

    Kyocera Document Solutions Europe is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.

    Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2022, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.8 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #665 on Forbes magazine’s 2022 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

     

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