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KYOCERA Submits Digital Multifunctional Product Data Security Kit for ISO 15408 Certification

Data Security Kit provides end-users with a powerful memory scrubber to remove the latent image on your device’s hard drive

Fairfield, New Jersey – June 29, 2005 -- Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced that Kyocera Mita Corporation has submitted its Data Security Kit (B) to an independent testing facility in Japan and expects to meet Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL3) security standards and therefore be in compliance with the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO 15408) or “Common Criteria” in August 2005. The first products to offer this ISO 15408 certified Data Security Kit will be the recently announced KM-6030 and KM-8030 monochrome multifunctional products.

Kyocera’s Data Security Kit (B) is an advanced security solution designed to help companies protect the privacy of information across select Kyocera multifunctional products. Kyocera’s Data Security Kit acts as a powerful “memory scrubber” that automatically overwrites information remaining on an MFP’s hard drive after each copy, print and scan job is completed. This works to prevent unauthorized user access to confidential information retained in the MFP’s hard disk drive, thus reducing the threat of a security breach at the device.

"ISO 15408 Certification is the widely-acknowledged standard for device security in the industry and around the world," said Michael Pietrunti, senior vice president of marketing and technical services for Kyocera Mita America. "We are pleased that our Data Security Kit will soon earn this security certification, which will provide assurance that Kyocera products meet the security requirements of both government and corporate customers."

Kyocera’s copier/printer/MFP products also include KYOsecure, a full-suite of Kyocera-developed and industry business solutions that comprise eMPS secure print, KYOcapture secure document workflow, and the IB21E, secure network interface card which includes advanced security features such as IP filtering and password protection. These security solutions offer protection for sensitive or corruptible documents against accidental interception or intentional theft. In addition, Kyocera’s Data Security Kit (A) applies the same overwrite methods and is available on the KM-3035, KM-4035 and KM-5035.

About ISO 15408 Certification
ISO 15408 Certification, also known as Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluations, was developed by the national security organizations of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and The Netherlands. It provides a broad range of evaluation criteria for many types of commercial and nationally sensitive government-use IT security products. ISO 15408 evaluations involve formal rigorous analysis and testing to examine security aspects of a product or system. Extensive testing activities involve a comprehensive and formally repeatable process, confirming that the security product functions as claimed by the manufacturer. Security weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities are specifically examined during an evaluation. The U.S., Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and nearly a dozen other nations recognize the standards as a methodology to evaluate and validate security solutions.

About Kyocera Mita America Inc.
Kyocera Mita America Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide-format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corp., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corp.’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.