Xerox, McAfee, Cisco teaming up on security

By Cheryl Otstott, Social Media Project Manager, Forums and At Your Service Blog.

Johannesburg, 30 May 2019
Read time 1min 30sec

Xerox, McAfee and Cisco have teamed up on security for faster threat detection and response. Printer security has come a long way in the past several years. The advancements in network printers and multifunction printers make them a potential security risk from cyber threats that target printers specifically. Build a secure printer and a hacker will make it his mission to penetrate the security. That is where teaming up helps to stay ahead of the hackers.

The team was created through a partnership with McAfee, the global cyber security company and Cisco, the networking and security firm, and Xerox Corporation.

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-Series, WorkCentre EC7836/7856 and AltaLink Multifunction Printers.

Let's look at how this partnership works in a real-world cyber threat. If a threat is detected on your Xerox multifunction 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 Web site about the partnership in security and get full details from the technical brief.

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).

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, the company's innovative print technologies and intelligent work solutions help people communicate and work better. Discover more at and follow the company on Twitter at @Xerox.

Editorial contacts
Altron Bytes Document Solutions Tanya Moodley (011) 928 9111
Login with