Recently many customers have a strong concern about the information security when they use copier/MFD in a office. So the Japanese manufacturers are eager to get assurance qualification of IT security evaluation and certification scheme to reassure their customers.
In this presentation, at first, the general overview introduction of the current market size is given. Then the positioning of 15408 certified copier/MFD products in CC scheme, and some of the typical security functions of copier/MFD are briefly introduced.
Secondly by referring Konicaminolta copier/MFD products, some examples are shown about (1)how our products with security assurance qualification are specifically appealed to the customers by using CC marks, and (2)how "assurance continuation" rules in Japan is used to cope with the continuous version-up software problem that inevitably accompany with these products.
Finally some technological prospects of future security functions for copier/MFD, and some suggestions to get more convenient and useful 15408 certification scheme in order to satisfy customers demand are explained.