Konica Minolta MFPs Safeguards Data Against Hackers

Ramsey, NJ, Oct. 10, 2018 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced results from an extensive security test of Konica Minolta’s bizhub line of multifunction printers (MFPs) against hacking attempts. The tests, conducted by NTT Data, an internationally respected IT services provider, concluded that the printers were not vulnerable to major security breaches.

The hacking of vital, confidential information is a risk businesses face daily on a global level. To address this concern, Konica Minolta engaged NTT Data, and their NTT Security division experts, to conduct multiple hacking attempts to ensure customers that the company’s popular bizhub line of MFPs were safeguarded against hacking intrusions.

Over the course of about 80 hours, multiple efforts were made to access the operating system of the MFPs by trained experts. This included attempts to access data stored on the hard drive, infiltration of the network via the MFPs, as well as the fax port and USB drive. All attempts to extract any data failed, ensuring the privacy of the stored information remained intact.

“The validation of our MFPs by a respected global security expert confirms the MFPs are well-fortified against hacking attacks, including brute-force tactics,” noted Dino Pagliarello, vice president, product management & planning at Konica Minolta. “The number of questions received from our partners and customers regarding the security of our MFPs have since dropped from a few times per week to zero since NTT Data and NTT Security performed these tests,” Pagliarello added.

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The case study on Konica Minolta’s MFP security test was subsequently published on the NTT Data U.S. website and can be accessed here.

About NTT Data

NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing.

About NTT Security

NTT Security is the specialized security company and the center of excellence in security for NTT Group.  With embedded security we enable NTT Group companies to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs.  NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com) with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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Stacey Sujeebun  Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  201-236-4272  [email protected]  

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