Lexmark announced today it has been recognised as a Global Print Security Leader by Quocirca, the global print and market insight research firm.
The report, titled The Print Security Landscape 2020, states that securing print infrastructure across the office and home environments “must be a strategic priority,” and describes Lexmark as a leader “with a comprehensive print security product and service offering.”
Lexmark’s Secure by Design approach and commitment to a Secure Software Development Lifecycle are cited as enabling a “transparent and comprehensive development process” that is designed to address all aspects of security, from planning through design and implementation, including quality assurance, release and maintenance.
The report also notes Lexmark is the first printer manufacturer to achieve the ISO 24243 certification on an entire printing device. The recognition certified Lexmark’s supply chain security, from product development to manufacturing and distribution.
“With IT security expected to remain the top investment priority over the next 12 months, continued reliance on print creates the need for effective security,” said Louella Fernandes, Director at Quocirca. “Lexmark’s enhanced managed security services will strengthen its current MPS offerings, simplifying maintenance of firmware levels, network settings and access controls across a fleet.”
The report from Quocirca follows the release of Lexmark’s Markvision Enterprise 4.0 Printer Fleet Management Solution, a security software solution designed to simplify fleet management and security policy updates across multiple devices, available at no cost to Lexmark customers.
“This recognition from Quocirca validates Lexmark’s deep commitment to ensuring our products and solutions are secure by design,” said Brock Saladin, Lexmark senior vice president and chief commercial officer. “Our customers rely on us to provide a secure print infrastructure and we are proud to once again be named a print security leader.”