Fuji Xerox Earn The Highest Rating For Compliance
Fuji Xerox Becomes Japan’s First to Earn the Highest Rating for Compliance with U.S. Security Standards NIST SP 800-171
Recognized for advanced security measures applied to ApeosPort series digital color multifunction devices/printers
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. became the first in Japan to win the highest information security rating AAAis*1 for the level of compliance with the U.S. security standards NIST SP 800-171 applied to its ApeosPort series*2 of digital color multifunction devices/printers. NIST SP 800-171 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 SP 800-171 requires satisfying 110 high-level security requirements. Fuji Xerox analyzed those requirements and began applying the standards to products released in November 2019 and thereafter*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 SP 800-171.
The U.S. Department of Defense mandates compliance with the NIST SP 800-171 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 SP 800-171 is expected to spread further not only in the defense industry but also among private enterprises deploying their businesses globally.
The AAA information security rating given by I. S. Rating Co., Ltd. for the level of compliance with NIST SP800-171 is only effective for the ApeosPort series*2 marketed in Japan; however, the same product models are marketed across the Asia-Pacific region.
Press release by I. S. Rating Co., Ltd. can be found here (in Japanese only).
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
About I. S. Rating Co., Ltd.
I.S. Rating is the world’s first third-party evaluation organization 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.
About Fuji Xerox
Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a leading company in offering smarter ways to work with its document-related solutions and services, as well as with the world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution.
Fuji Xerox is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation with direct sales force covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. As a U.S. 10 billion dollar enterprise, we employ approximately 40,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. On April 1, 2021, Fuji Xerox will change its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is the subsidiary of Fuji Xerox overseeing sales operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
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