SOURCE: eCopy, Inc.

February 16, 2009 08:30 ET

New White Paper on Securing MFPs and Copiers in Common Access Card Environments

Paper Examines CAC Requirements, Security and Platform Issues for U.S. Department of Defense in Addressing Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - February 16, 2009) - A new white paper from eCopy, Inc. examines the critical considerations for the U.S. Department of Defense in ensuring the multifunction peripherals (MFPs) and copiers it deploys comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

The white paper provides a checklist of security level and platform questions to use when assessing Common Access Card (CAC) products. In reviewing security considerations, the paper addresses questions related to managing device, file, network and user security. To access the white paper, please click here.

The white paper also looks at how to gauge platform flexibility to maintain and adapt to changing security and compliance requirements. Among the issues examined are does the CAC implementation utilize non-proprietary technologies that satisfy Defense Department requirements and can it facilitate other compliance mandates, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.

HSPD-12 specifies all U.S. government employees must use a common identification standard to access physical facilities and information on classified and unclassified networks, as well as network peripherals such as MFPs. That standard is the CAC used within a public key infrastructure, a system originally developed for the Defense Department.

Based on HSPD-12, office equipment manufacturers and software developers have created MFP CAC authentication products. The white paper can help government employees to understand all elements of the specification so CAC products deployed meet the level of security that is intended in HSPD-12.

eCopy provides a CAC-enabled eCopy ScanStation™, which includes eCopy ShareScan® document imaging software running as a Windows application on the Microsoft operating system that adheres to the strictest CAC security requirements. eCopy's CAC implementation is platform-independent so users can be authenticated at any compatible MFP equipped with eCopy's CAC-enabled eCopy ScanStation.

About eCopy, Inc.

eCopy™, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that transform paperwork into paper that works. With more than 100,000 units of eCopy ShareScan sold, eCopy is the market leader in MFP document imaging software. eCopy customers include GE, Time Warner Inc., Yahoo!, Nissan, Verizon Wireless, BP, Sprint, General Motors, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with subsidiaries in Japan and the UK, offices in Germany, France, Scandinavia, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.ecopy.com or join the conversation at eCopy's Document Imaging Blog at http://documentimaging.typepad.com/.

eCopy and eCopy ScanStation are trademarks and ShareScan is a registered trademark of eCopy, Inc. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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