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
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“While other networked print devices use a fractured, manual approach to
cybersecurity, Xerox employs an automated response that neutralizes
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, cybercriminals are stopped
from gaining a foothold into networks and compromising sensitive data.
When a threat is detected, McAfee Embedded Control whitelisting
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
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