Fuji Xerox Becomes Japan’s First to Earn the Highest Rating for Compliance with U.S. Security Standards NIST SP800-171
Recognised for advanced security measures applied to ApeosPort series digital colour multifunction devices/printers
TOKYO, 14 October, 2020 – Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. became the first in Japan to win the highest information security rating AAAisNote 1 for the level of compliance with the U.S. security standards NIST SP800-171 applied to its ApeosPort seriesNote 2 of digital colour multifunction devices/printers. NIST SP800-171 is a guideline of security standards stipulated by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The rating was conducted by I. S. Rating Co., Ltd. and is effective for the ApeosPort series sold in Japan.
Complying with NIST SP800-171 requires satisfying 110 high-level security requirements. Fuji Xerox analysed those requirements and began applying the standards to products released in November 2019 and thereafterNote 3, but further stringent security measures are incorporated into the new ApeosPort series launched in August 2020. This unyielding compliance against security led to Fuji Xerox becoming Japan’s first company to win the AAAis rating from I. S. Rating in recognition of its group of products having “extremely high level of compliance” with the NIST SP800-171.
The U.S. Department of Defense mandates compliance with the NIST SP800-171 on its suppliers. The level of security requirements is also rising in Japan in procurement standards for the defense industry. In the future, the requirement to comply with the NIST SP800-171 is expected to spread further not only in the defense industry but also among private enterprises deploying their businesses globally.
Fuji Xerox will continue to contribute to customers’ security assurance by applying cutting-edge information technology to its products and services, offering advanced information security services and ensuring an appropriate level of quality control.
- Note 1:“is” stands for Information Security
- Note 2:ApeosPort C2570/C3070/C3570/C4570/C5570/C6570/C7070, ApeosPort 3570/4570
ApeosPort C2060/C2360, ApeosPort 1860/2560/3060, ApeosPort Print C4570/C5570
- Note 3:ApeosPort-VII C7788/C6688/C5588, DocuCentre-VII C7788/C6688/C5588
Press release by I. S. Rating Co., Ltd. can be found here (in Japanese only).
About I. S. Rating Co., Ltd.
I.S. Rating is the world’s first third-party evaluation organisation that gives ratings on information security. The company is working on the development of a social system that verifies the level of information management measures with the “rating” approach.
Note Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. will be changing its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. as of April 1, 2021.
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