New integration allows SMBs to print WatchGuard UTM security reports directly from KYOCERA MFPs; streamlines management for companies with limited IT Staff
SEATTLE – February 12, 2014 — WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, today announced that its unified threat management (UTM) platform will be integrated by KYOCERA Document Solutions Japan to deliver a new Security Management Service. The new service will allow small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to print a variety of security visibility reports directly from WatchGuard's security solutions through KYOCERA's multifunction printers (MFP) and copiers. This will allows SMB customers with little or no dedicated IT staff to streamline security management and reporting.
"Many SMB customers do not have the resources for a dedicated IT or security professional, yet they still want to ensure their network is secure," said Scott Robertson, vice president in Asia Pacific and Japan at WatchGuard Technologies. "This partnership takes the best-in-class reporting capabilities of our UTM platform and allows KYOCERA MFP customers to directly print standard visibility reports through the digital operations panel of a MFP, which is an industry first."
This new integration will offer SMB customers a simple alternative to more traditional security operation and management, and includes five standard reports: Rejected Packet List, Virus Detection, Content Filtering Block, Web Access List for Each Client, and RED Block.
"WatchGuard's UTM platform offers SMB customers a very powerful network security solution. Integrating its technology and reporting capabilities with our MFPs will allow us to help customers increase their network visibility, without the need for additional resources. This is just the first step in our relationship as we strategically address security in all of our networked devices," said Makoto Koga, president of KYOCERA Document Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.
About KYOCERA Document Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Japan is a domestic sales subsidiary of KYOCERA Document Solutions, a manufacturer of multi-function printers. In the environment which business is extremely changing, such as population of mobile information devices and cloud computing, as well as diversification, sophistication, and globalization, KYOCERA Document Solutions Japan not only sells MFPs and provides maintenance services, but faces directly to the customers and contributes to society by providing total document solution that lead to business challenge resolution and corporate value enhancement.
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart unified threat management performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.
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