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KYOCERA Mita America Earns EAL3 Common Criteria Certification

KYOCERA's Data Security Kit (B) Protects End Users from Unauthorized Theft of Data Stored on Office Multifunctional Products (MFPs)

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — December 14, 2005 — Kyocera Mita America, one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, announced today that its Data Security Kit (B) Software V1.10E has received validation for Evaluation Assurance Level 3 (EAL3) security standards from an independent testing facility in Japan. Data Security Kit (B) is in compliance with the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO 15408), an international standard for information security products. Kyocera products compatible with the Data Security Kit (B) currently include the award winning KM-6030 and KM-8030 monochrome multifunctional products (MFPs).

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.

“In today’s environment, information security is absolutely vital,” says Akisa Matsuda, product manager, software applications, at Kyocera Mita America. “Kyocera is committed to designing and implementing data and network security solutions that give our users the ability to manage their workflow in a safe, secure and productive manner. This Common Criteria certification validates our ongoing efforts to make data security a reality for customers in any business or government environment.”

Kyocera’s Data Security Kit (B) is part of KYOsecure, a full-suite of security offerings that includes Kyocera-developed and industry business solutions such as eMPS secure print, KYOcapture network authentication, and the IB-21E secure network interface card which offers 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.

What is the Common Criteria?
The Common Criteria work is an international initiative by the following organizations: CSE (Canada), SCSSI (France), BSI (Germany), NLNCSA (Netherlands), CESG (UK), NIST (USA) and NSA (USA).

The Common Criteria represents the outcome of efforts to develop criteria for evaluation of IT security that are widely useful within the international community. It is an alignment and development of a number of source criteria: the existing European, US and Canadian criteria (ITSEC, TCSEC and CTCPEC respectively). The Common Criteria resolves the conceptual and technical differences between the source criteria. It is a contribution to the development of an international standard, and opens the way to worldwide mutual recognition of evaluation results.

Awards and Recognition
Kyocera has earned numerous honors and distinctions for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency along with superior customer service. Kyocera was named #1 Copier/Multifunctional Product in Overall Customer Satisfaction Among Business Users by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2005 Copier Customer Satisfaction Study.SM KYOcapture received a BERTL’s Best Award in the category of Best Workflow Management Application. In addition, Buyers Laboratory Inc. awarded both a Fall “Pick of the Year” Award and “Highly Recommended” distinction to the KM-1820, KM-6030, and KM-8030. Kyocera printers and copiers/multifunctional products (MFPs) have also recognized by Industry Analysts for outstanding reliability. Kyocera has also been honored with a BERTL’s Best Award for the most cost-efficient digital imaging product line as well as a 4-star “Highly Recommended” Award for the KM-8030.

About Kyocera Mita America, Inc.
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), 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 is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the only document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated net revenues totaled $11 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2005.


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