To secure your network
Communication and connectivity are indispensable in modern corporate environments and in today’s business world. Konica Minolta office systems are designed for network integration. As an example, network printers and multifunctional devices (MFPs) have been designed and refined to take a pivotal role as sophisticated central document management hubs within the network, via which documents and data can be printed, copied and scanned to diverse network destinations, same as e-mails transmitted to any internal or external destination. This scenario however also implies that such office printers and multifunctionals are subject to the same security risks and have to comply with the same safety regulations as any other network device. Unless these principles are adhered to, these devices pose important security risks. To avoid any vulnerability from internal and external security breaches via the network, Konica Minolta ensures the compliance of all bizhub devices to the strictest safety standards with a range of security measures:
- Blocking of IP addresses
An internal basic firewall provides IP address filtering as well as control of protocol and port access.
- Deactivating ports
In the administrator mode, ports and protocols can be opened and closed, activated and deactivated directly at the system or via remote access.
Most of Konica Minolta’s MFPs support S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) for secure e-mail communication from the MFP to the specified recipients. S/MIME makes e-mail communication secure by encrypting the e-mail message and content with a security certificate.
- SSL/TLS encryption
This protocol protects the communication to and from the MFP and covers for example transmissions based on the Windows Active Directory.
- IPsec support
Most bizhub devices also support IPsec ensuring the complete encryption of any network data transmitted to and from the MFP. The IP security protocol encrypts the whole network communication between the local Intranet Server (client PC) and the device itself.
- IEEE 802.1x support
The norms defined in the IEEE 802.1x family represent the approved (port-related) authentication standard for control of network access to WLANs and LANs. These standards guarantee network security by shutting down any network communications (e.g. DHCP or HTTP) to unauthorised devices (except authentication requests).