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Konica Minolta MFPs Safeguards Data Against Hackers

Repeated Tests by NTT DATA Services Failed to Breach Security

Ramsey, NJ – October 17, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced results from an extensive security test of Konica Minolta’s bizhub line of multifunction printers (MFPs) against hacking attempts. The tests, conducted by NTT DATA Services, an internationally respected IT services provider, concluded that the printers are well-fortified against security breaches.

The hacking of vital, confidential information is a risk businesses face daily on a global level. To address this concern, Konica Minolta engaged NTT DATA Services and NTT Security to conduct multiple hacking attempts on the company’s popular bizhub line of MFPs to allay customers’ fears against hacking intrusions.
As part of the security test, multiple efforts were made to access the operating system of the MFPs by trained experts. This included attempts to access data stored on the hard drive, infiltration of the network via the MFPs, as well as the fax port and USB drive. All attempts to extract any data failed and the privacy of the stored information remained intact.

“The validation of our MFPs by a respected global security expert confirms the MFPs are well-fortified against hacking attacks, including brute-force tactics,” noted Dino Pagliarello, vice president, product management & planning at Konica Minolta. “The number of questions received from our partners and customers regarding the security of our MFPs has since dropped from a few times per week to zero since NTT DATA Services and NTT Security performed these tests,” Pagliarello added.

About NTT DATA Services
NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services. 

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit nttdataservices.com to learn more.
About NTT Security

NTT Security is the specialized security company and the center of excellence in security for NTT Group.  With embedded security we enable NTT Group companies to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs.  NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.

About Konica Minolta 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com) with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contacts
Stacey Sujeebun
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-236-4272
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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Workplace of the Future is a trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. 
Ramsey, NJ – October 17, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced results from an extensive security test of Konica Minolta’s bizhub line of multifunction printers (MFPs) against hacking attempts. The tests, conducted by NTT DATA Services, an internationally respected IT services provider, concluded that the printers are well-fortified against security breaches.
The hacking of vital, confidential information is a risk businesses face daily on a global level. To address this concern, Konica Minolta engaged NTT DATA Services and NTT Security to conduct multiple hacking attempts on the company’s popular bizhub line of MFPs to allay customers’ fears against hacking intrusions.
As part of the security test, multiple efforts were made to access the operating system of the MFPs by trained experts. This included attempts to access data stored on the hard drive, infiltration of the network via the MFPs, as well as the fax port and USB drive. All attempts to extract any data failed and the privacy of the stored information remained intact.
“The validation of our MFPs by a respected global security expert confirms the MFPs are well-fortified against hacking attacks, including brute-force tactics,” noted Dino Pagliarello, vice president, product management & planning at Konica Minolta. “The number of questions received from our partners and customers regarding the security of our MFPs has since dropped from a few times per week to zero since NTT DATA Services and NTT Security performed these tests,” Pagliarello added.
The case study on Konica Minolta’s MFP security test was subsequently published on the NTT DATA Services website and can be accessed here.
About NTT DATA Services
NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions           and[1]outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services. 

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit nttdataservices.com to learn more.
About NTT Security
NTT Security is the specialized security company and the center of excellence in security for NTT Group.  With embedded security we enable NTT Group companies to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs.  NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.

About Konica Minolta 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com) with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contacts
Stacey Sujeebun
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-236-4272
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us



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Workplace of the Future is a trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc.