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Xerox, McAfee, Cisco team up on security

Xerox, McAfee and Cisco have teamed up on security for faster threat detection and response.

Printer security has come a long way in the last several years. The advancements in network printers and multi-function printers make them a potential security risk from cyber threats that target printers specifically. Build a secure printer and a hacker will make it their mission to penetrate the security. That is where teaming up helps to stay ahead of the hackers.

The team was created through partnership with McAfee, the global cybersecurity company, and Cisco, the networking and security firm, and Xerox. Utilising McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE) allows centralised printer management of printer security policies. These new security capabilities are available for the Xerox ConnectKey i-SeriesWorkCentre EC7836/7856 and AltaLink multi-function printers.

Let’s look at how this partnership works in a real-world cyber threat. If a threat is detected on your Xerox multi-function printer, McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator will inform Cisco’s Identity Services Engine about the threat. In response to potential misuse, threat or attack, ePO and ISE apply the appropriate security policies to neutralise the threat to your printer(s) and other devices on the network. Crisis averted, security maintained.

The result of this team approach is new to threat response. It is the first of its kind by being both automatic and instantaneous, leaving the hackers and threats outside and keeping your data and network secure. You can find more information on the website about the partnership in security and get full details from the technical brief.

About Bytes Document Solutions
Altron Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) is Africa’s leading document management technology and services company and the largest Xerox distributor in the world. It is the authorised Xerox distributor in 26 sub-Saharan countries offering the complete range of Xerox document equipment, software solutions and services. BDS forms part of JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron).

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