SOURCE: Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

May 23, 2006 12:03 ET

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Earns Common Criteria Certification for 12 E-Studio Multifunction Products

Toshiba's Imaging Systems Recognized for Conforming to Internationally Recognized High Standards for IT Security

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Strengthening its position as one of the office equipment industry's leaders in providing the most advanced range of security offerings, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is proud to announce that it has achieved Common Criteria Certification for 12 of its e-STUDIO™ multifunction products (MFPs). As the gold standard for IT security, this certification identifies TABS' document imaging products as meeting the demands of the most security conscience consumer, corporation or government agency.

"Toshiba recognizes that security is one of the most important considerations for customers when purchasing document production equipment, especially in light of recent government mandates," said Kay Fernandez, director of Product and Solutions Marketing for TABS. "Achieving Common Criteria Certification is a valuable signal to our customers that they are making a sound purchasing decision when they choose a Toshiba product. For companies in industries such as healthcare, legal, education and finance, it is essential that they select a product, such as a Toshiba e-STUDIO MFP, that enables them to adequately protect the integrity of confidential company and customer information."

The Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) was established by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and evaluates information technology products for conformance to certain security standards as based upon an internationally accepted methodology. After undergoing comprehensive testing, TABS received Evaluation Assurance Level Three (EAL3) certification for each of the following MFP series:

--  The e-STUDIO520/600/720/850, offering an extensive range of security
    features and output speeds of 52, 60, 72 and 85 pages per minute (PPM)
--  The e-STUDIO281c/351c/451c, featuring color, affordability and output
    speeds of 28, 35 and 45 PPM respectively;
--  The e-STUDIO352/452, designed with an easy-to-use tilting touch panel
    and output speeds of 35 and 45 PPM respectively; and
--  The e-STUDIO202L/232/282, touting a build-to-order design and speeds
    of 20, 23 and 28 PPM respectively.
Designed with the utmost security in mind, all 12 of TABS' certified products feature an available Data Overwrite Kit to completely overwrite and erase all copy, print, scan and fax data that is temporarily written to the hard disk during job processing. The kit works by deleting all latent data on the hard disk drive, in addition to overwriting the actual data after completion of every job. The result is that, in the event of theft of the hard drive or unauthorized access to the device, potentially exposed data no longer exists.

Toshiba's e-STUDIO MFPs are available through TABS' nationwide network of dealers.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer seven times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2005) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2004 was approximately $55 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1-800-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at

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