Fuji Xerox Becomes Japan’s First to Earn the Highest Rating for Compliance with U.S. Security Standards NIST SP800-171

Recognized for advanced security measures applied to ApeosPort series digital color multifunction devices/printers

September 24, 2020

TOKYO, September 24, 2020 – Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. became the first in Japan to win the highest information security rating AAAisNote 1 for the level of compliance with the U.S. security standards NIST SP800-171 applied to its ApeosPort seriesNote 2 of digital color multifunction devices/printers. NIST SP800-171 is a guideline of security standards stipulated by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The rating was conducted by I. S. Rating Co., Ltd. and is effective for the ApeosPort series sold in Japan.

Complying with NIST SP800-171 requires satisfying 110 high-level security requirements. Fuji Xerox analyzed those requirements and began applying the standards to products released in November 2019 and thereafterNote 3, but further stringent security measures are incorporated into the new ApeosPort series launched in August 2020. This unyielding compliance against security led to Fuji Xerox becoming Japan’s first company to win the AAAis rating from I. S. Rating in recognition of its group of products having “extremely high level of compliance” with the NIST SP800-171.

The U.S. Department of Defense mandates compliance with the NIST SP800-171 on its suppliers. The level of security requirements is also rising in Japan in procurement standards for the defense industry. In the future, the requirement to comply with the NIST SP800-171 is expected to spread further not only in the defense industry but also among private enterprises deploying their businesses globally.

Fuji Xerox will continue to contribute to customers’ security assurance by applying cutting-edge information technology to its products and services, offering advanced information security services and ensuring an appropriate level of quality control.

  • Note 1 “is” stands for Information Security
  • Note 2 ApeosPort C2570/C3070/C3570/C4570/C5570/C6570/C7070, ApeosPort 3570/4570
    ApeosPort C2060/C2360, ApeosPort 1860/2560/3060, ApeosPort Print C4570/C5570
    ApeosPort-VII C4422/C3322/5022/CP4422/CP3322/P4022
  • Note 3 ApeosPort-VII C7788/C6688/C5588, DocuCentre-VII C7788/C6688/C5588
    ApeosPort-VII C7773/C6673/C5573/C4473/C33723/C3372/C2273
    DocuCentre-VII C7773/C6673/C5573/C4473/C3373/C3372/C2273

Press release by I. S. Rating Co., Ltd. can be found here (in Japanese only).

About I. S. Rating Co., Ltd.

I.S. Rating is the world’s first third-party evaluation organization that gives ratings on information security. The company is working on the development of a social system that verifies the level of information management measures with the “rating” approach.

I. S. Rating Co., Ltd.

  • Note Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. will be changing its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. as of April 1, 2021.

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