Sharp Assures Full Compliance with IEEE-2600-2008 MFP Security Standard

Capture1Executive Summary
This white paper describes how Sharp MFPs (1) comply, meet and exceed the IEEE-2600-2008 Security Standard' Requirements

The Industry Leader in MFP Security
As the office equipment industry transitioned from analog to digital imaging, Sharp recognized the urgent need to address vulnerabilities inherent in network-connected multifunctional devices (MFPs). In doing so, Sharp led the industry with the first Common Criteria-validated security solution, and to this day remains the only manufacturer with an encryption and data overwrite product validated at the highest commercial level.

The Sharp Approach
Sharp takes a comprehensive approach to security by protecting every step in the document lifecycle, from the initial scan or print to final output and distribution. Fully scalable, Sharp’s Security Suite enables Information Technology (IT) personnel to confidently safeguard their infrastructure and MFP installed base, without affecting network traffic or workgroup productivity. Specifically, Sharp MFPs (Segment 2 and up, including color) can be customized to meet unique requirements, help optimizing data confidentiality and integrity. For example, Sharp MFPs support:

  • User and device authentication
  • Data encryption
  • Memory clearing and sanitization
  • Access control, user authorization and restrictions
  • Architecture that virtually eliminates virus vulnerabilities and provides resistance to denial of
    service (DoS) attacks
  • Activity monitoring (compliance auditing)
  • Port management and filtering

IEEE-2600-2008 Background
The IEEE-2600-2800 defines security requirements (all aspects of security including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, privacy, integrity, device management, physical security, and information security) for manufacturers, users, and others on the selection, installation, configuration, and usage of hardcopy devices (HCDs) and systems, including printers, copiers, and multifunction devices (MFDs), and the computer systems that support these devices.