• 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.

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