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New security innovations from Xerox help businesses address network threats in real-time

Xerox AltaLink Multifunction Printers offer first line of defence when seconds count.


Norwalk, Conn., 29 Apr 2019
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Xerox announced today security enhancements to its line of Xerox AltaLink Multifunction Printers (MFPs), providing IT managers, network administrators and chief information security officers with an extra layer of protection and a more proactive approach to network threats.

"While other networked print devices use a fractured, manual approach to cyber security, Xerox employs an automated response that neutralises threats at their source," said Dr Alissa J Abdullah, chief information security officer, Xerox. "Instantaneous responses are critical when seconds could mean the difference between effective threat response and a catastrophic breach."

How it works

By augmenting Xerox's embedded security technologies with McAfee Data Exchange Layer (DXL) and Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) platforms, cyber criminals are stopped from gaining a foothold into networks and compromising sensitive data.

When a threat is detected, McAfee Embedded Control white listing technology halts the attack. The MFP sends an alert to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, which communicates the event to Cisco Identity Services Engine over the DXL/pxGrid framework. Cisco Authentication Service takes the affected device off the network until the extent of the attack can be completely evaluated.

With this level of integration, customers can centrally manage and enforce security policies, break up silos and eliminate blind spots.

A free download of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator extension, available for the AltaLink MFPs, i-Series MFPs and EC7836/7856 MFPs, can be found at Xerox AltaLink.

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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Xerox Corporation

Xerox Corporation is a technology leader that innovates the way the world communicates, connects and works. Xerox understands what's at the heart of sharing information, and all of the forms it can take. Xerox embraces the integration of paper and digital, the increasing requirement for mobility, and the need for seamless integration between work and personal worlds. Every day, Xerox's innovative print technologies and intelligent work solutions help people communicate and work better. Discover more at www.xerox.com and follow Xerox on Twitter at @Xerox.

Editorial contacts
Altron Bytes Document Solutions Tanya Moodley (011) 928 9111 Tanya.moodley@bdsol.co.za
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