By Vivian Yeo
September 09, 2009
New security guidelines that govern the features and use of devices such
as printers, copiers and multifunction systems are available, but
details about hardware compliant to these standards are scant.
The IEEE 2600, said to be the first set of standards for "secure
installation, configuration, or usage" of hardcopy devices, are targeted
at both manufacturers and users of the systems. The standards require
for instance, features such as access control and audit record to be
present in the devices.
The IEEE 2600 main standards were approved in 2008, but additional
standards for four associated security profiles are only starting to be
released (see insert).
Hardcopy device makers ZDNet Asia contacted were unable to indicate
whether their current products meet the IEEE 2600 standard, or when
products compliant with the new standard will be available.
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