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KYOCERA MITA America and API Cryptek Launch MFP Authentication and Security Solution for US Government Agencies

API Cryptek’s Netgard Appliance Helps to Secure Kyocera MFPs by Providing Access Security Through Fully Integrated CAC/PIV Authentication

FAIRFIELD, N.J. and STERLING, Va. – November 10, 2009 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, and API Cryptek, a leading provider of secure networking products and solutions, today announced that select Kyocera multifunctional products (MFPs) provide complete device locking security capabilities through API Cryptek’s Netgard™ MFD card reader appliance.

With the implementation of this new solution, end users who wish to access standard full functions of a Kyocera MFP, including copy, scan, e-mail and fax, will be required to authenticate with their U.S. Department of Defense-issued CAC/PIV Card (Common Access Card/Personal Identity Verification) and their personal identification number (PIN) via API Cryptek’s Netgard MFD. With this advanced security in place, Kyocera MFPs are securely locked from performing tasks until the user has been successfully identified. Utilizing the Netgard MFD with Kyocera’s MFPs effectively secures the device and prevents unauthorized users from accessing privileged materials or tampering with network resources.

“Kyocera has long been at the forefront of document security, and with our strategic alliance with API Cryptek’s securing technology, Kyocera will continue to offer advanced security options for today’s government agencies,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “As more organizations seek to further strengthen the security protection of their peripheral network access points, our technological partnership with API Cryptek will allow Kyocera to provide the most sophisticated security features to address the increasingly sophisticated nature of data security.”

Stephen B. Pudles, Chief Executive Officer of API Cryptek's parent company API Nanotronics Inc., said, "We are very pleased to be offering security products for MFP's from Kyocera. Providing identity authentication to industry leaders like Kyocera is further evidence of API Cryptek's market leading technology."

API Cryptek’s Netgard™ MFD card reader appliance supports Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). HSPD-12 is a government-wide mandate for Federal agencies to implement enhanced security measures to protect network enabled devices from a variety of threats. To support the needs outlined in HSPD-12, API Cryptek has enhanced their Netgard MFD application with additional security features available on select networked Kyocera MFPs for Government agencies operating in the United States and around the world.

In addition to dedication to providing leading security to protect Federal data, Kyocera was recently award an Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWAC) in the category of Technologies and Electronics. The annual award recognizes the leading GSA vendor for their commitment to providing office technology solutions that recognize the importance of recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction, and who set an example for other business partners. Kyocera was also recently recognized with an Excellence in Partnership (EIP) award for Industry Green Contractor from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) and the Coalition for Government Procurement. This award is presented to the vendor who has made the strongest commitment to the environment by offering environmentally-friendly products and adhering to environmentally-sound manufacturing and operating procedures.

To learn more about Kyocera’s MFP offerings with API Cryptek’s Netgard™ MFD card reader, please visit 

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, 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 Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the 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 exceeded $11 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2009.

About API Nanotronics Corp. (OTC.BB:APIA - News)
API is a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems, systems and component level products. API is also engaged as a prime system contractor in TEMPEST, ruggedization, network security, communications, and other government services. The Company's customers include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of State (DoS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), allied foreign governments, domestic and international commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies. The Company is engaged in providing innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions to customers. API is also a manufacturer of electronic components and systems for the defense, aerospace and communications industries, with a developed expertise in the R&D and manufacture of nanotechnology and MEMS products. API Nanotronics trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol APIA. For further information, please visit the company website at and

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