Keypoint Intelligence recognizes HP and Xerox with BLI PaceSetter Awards as leaders in document imaging security for the office


FAIRFIELD, NJ, Sep. 15, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent provider of test services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced the winners of the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter. Known Awards in Document Imaging Security for the Office. Based on research in the North American market and in all regions that these companies serve worldwide, this award recognizes the document imaging OEMs that offer the strongest ecosystem of security products and services to business customers.

The winners of the BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Awards in Document Imaging Security for the Office are:

HP Inc.
BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Document Imaging Security: Office

Xerox Corporation
BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Document Imaging Security: Office

“There is no doubt that cybersecurity is an important issue for companies of all types and sizes. In fact, Keypoint Intelligence studies have consistently shown that information and data security is a top priority for the IT managers and decision makers surveyed, ”said Jamie Bsales, Director of Smart Workplace & Security Analysis at Keypoint Intelligence. “With products at the interface between the internal network and the public Internet, document imaging providers are in a unique position to help customers protect not only their document streams but the larger networks as well. “

For this study, Keypoint Intelligence invited all of the leading Document Imaging OEMs to fill out an in-depth questionnaire expressing their overall vision regarding the security of their customers’ data and infrastructure, as well as the steps they have taken to communicate with reseller partners and customers about security , specific MFP. clear up, fill in / printer hardware and firmware security functions to protect their products and security-oriented software products that the company offers. The participating OEMs were also asked to provide key personnel for in-depth interviews with Keypoint Intelligence analysts in order to gain a more complete picture of their strategies and offerings. After collecting this data, analysts used a proprietary rating scale to determine the BLI PaceSetter Award winners.

“Each participating OEM had a compelling story to tell, with strengths in different areas,” remarked Bsales. “Most importantly, our study showed that all participating OEMs did an excellent job protecting their business-class output devices against potential threats.”

In certain areas of the study, HP was at the forefront of vision, MFP / printer hardware security, MFP / printer firmware security, and fleet management functions. The company’s Wolf Security initiatives aim to enhance layered security measures and enable seamless integration with each customer’s broader security stack, while at the same time combining hardware-based software and security features with endpoint security services. Also part of the Wolf Security ecosystem are self-healing firmware and in-memory injury detection for HP MFPs and business-class printers. In addition, HP leads the industry when it comes to retail and customer awareness campaigns and unique programs like HP’s Bug Bounty Program, which rewards ethical hackers for uncovering and reporting potential security issues.

XEROX takes a holistic approach
Xerox also received top marks in the key areas of vision, MFP / printer hardware security, MFP / printer firmware security and fleet management functions. The company continues to focus on security through a zero-trust architecture that encompasses hardware, software, processes and content, as well as cloud-native solutions and services. Xerox MFPs provide key security integrity features, including advanced boot protection and McAfee whitelisting technology to help prevent unauthorized code from running. Outside the box, the company offers extensive information and training for partners, including a dedicated partner portal with the latest training tools and sales materials that inform stakeholders about the latest security trends in the key industries that Xerox is prioritizing (healthcare, government, education), financial services, law and Retail trade).

For 60 years, customers in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, laboratory data, and extensive market research to increase their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis and awards based on decades of analyst experience. Customers have used this business-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales support, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase profits. With a central focus on customers, Keypoint Intelligence evolves as the industry changes, expanding offerings and updating methodologies, while fully understanding and supporting the transformation of manufacturers, channels and their customers in the digital printing and imaging sector.

Based on extensive questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and a proprietary rating scale, the Buyers Lab PaceSetter Awards recognize document imaging OEMs who lead the market in a variety of categories including technologies, services, and key vertical markets.

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