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KYOCERA Mita America Launches Enhanced Security Solutions To Combat Illegal Distribution of Documents and Unauthorized Network Access

KYOCERA Security Offerings Protect Documents, Data and Network Assets

Fairfield, New Jersey - October 25, 2006 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading digital document imaging companies, today announced the availability of two new security solutions; the IB-23 Secure Network Interface Card (NIC) and the KX Driver Security Watermark Plug-in, which is an application that expands the functionality of the Print Driver.

Kyocera's latest security solutions offer flexibility for the end user and can be implemented whenever document security is required. The IB-23 is an internal network interface card that enables Kyocera printers and multifunctional products (MFPs) to communicate over an Ethernet network with a variety of operating systems, enabling Windows, NetWare, Mac and UNIX. The IB-23 provides features such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL) support, which creates an additional level of network security. This cryptographic protocol provides secure communications on the Internet for such things as e-mail and other data transfers. In addition, this further protects against the risk of unauthorized network access by securing Kyocera printers and MFPs in accordance with corporate guidelines.

Kyocera's KX Driver Security Watermark, designed for Windows printing environments using PCL XL and 600 dpi resolution, offers the ability to affix a custom security watermark to any document when printing. This watermark provides a tint block that is embedded on the original print and barely visible. However, when the document is copied, the tint block is enhanced, revealing the Security Watermark and easily distinguishing the copy from the original. This process helps companies combat illegal distribution of hardcopy materials.

The Security Watermark is currently available on-line at in the Driver Download pages for applicable products. The IB-23 Secure NIC is available through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers. To find the nearest dealer, visit Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator at

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 MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/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 first 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 $10 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2006.