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Lexmark mitigates security risks with new solution

Lexmark Secure Content Monitor identifies and tracks potential breaches and leaks of sensitive information.

Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services.

Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services.

Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) today announced the new Lexmark Secure Content Monitor, a security solution that mitigates risk and protects companies and agencies from potential threats to confidential information, profits and productivity by enabling businesses to automatically track and audit sensitive information.

Lexmark Secure Content Monitor can also save organisations significant costs in the areas of compliance with government and industry standards. In fact, a 2012 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance survey reports that automating key controls and taking a proactive stance is one of the few opportunities for businesses to achieve long-term cost savings with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance [1].

While many organisations today protect classified and confidential information transported through e-mail, they are still exposed to security breaches with the potential unauthorised release of paper and digital documents.

Unauthorised release of such restricted information can significantly impact an organisation across a myriad of fronts, ranging from reputation and trustworthiness to significant dollar costs. A recent study put the price tag on similar incidents at upwards of $8 million per breach [2].

Lexmark Secure Content Monitor can better protect organisations by:

* Automatically capturing and collecting information extracted from documents through an enterprise content management (ECM) system
* Providing access to electronic versions of documents exactly as they were copied, scanned, e-mailed or faxed
* Establishing proactive alerts that continuously search and identify content passing through the ECM system, identifying threats before costly damage occurs
* Helping businesses comply with government regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Data Protection Act, with features such as identifying unauthorised users of key documents or information

“Lexmark has deep industry expertise in markets such as healthcare, government, manufacturing and finance, where the management of sensitive and confidential information is critical to success in both day-to-day operations and interactions between these organisations and their customers, clients and users,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice-president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “Lexmark Secure Content Monitor enables organisations to mitigate and manage the risks associated with access to sensitive information, while concurrently enhancing compliance with government rules and regulations.”

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Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services that help customers to print less and save more. Perceptive Software, a Lexmark company, is a leading provider of process and content management software that helps organisations fuel greater operational efficiency. In 2011, Lexmark sold products in more than 170 countries and reported more than $4 billion in revenue.

To learn more about Lexmark, please visit www.lexmark.com. For more information on Perceptive Software, please visit www.perceptivesoftware.com.

For more information on Lexmark, see the Lexmark Facebook page and follow Lexmark on Twitter.

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1. According to 2012 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.
2. According to June 2012 report Information Security & Data Breach Report. Dollar value specific to numbers reported in Q1 of 2012.


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