Lexmark Devices Achieve Latest Common Criteria Certification

Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced it has achieved certification against the latest Common Criteria Security Protection Profile, Hardcopy Devices v1.0 (HCD-PP v1.0). The Protection Profile for HCD-PPv1.0 is based on security requirements specified by the U.S. and Japanese governments for printers, designed to assure device, document and network security.

Common Criteria provides a framework to validate the security functionality of a system by performing a set of rigorous and repeatable tests. This framework provides participating countries assurance that tested products meet internationally accepted security functional criteria. The compliance of Lexmark devices with the standards is validated by an internationally approved independent laboratory using the latest policy guidance.

An evaluation that finds a product in compliance with the Common Criteria requirements is accepted as valid by all bodies that have signed the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA). Signatories include the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). Membership in the CCRA can, in practice, result in common procurement requirements among participating governments.

“Building a secure bridge between digital and hardcopy information is at the core of what we do at Lexmark,” said Allen Waugerman, senior vice president and chief technology officer. “This latest Common Criteria certification further recognizes the effectiveness of Lexmark’s full-spectrum security approach, validating that our customers across the globe can rely on Lexmark to meet the world’s most stringent security standards.”

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