The platform is among the first remote monitoring solutions worldwide to pass the neutral third-party security testing benchmark program that standardizes the requirements for output device and office IoT (Internet of Things) security.
Milan, 29 September 2020 – MPS Monitor®, a worldwide leader in Remote Monitoring and Management of printers and multifunction devices, is proud to announce that its MPS Monitor 2.0 platform is among the first to pass the Key point Intelligence-Buyers Lab (BLI) Printer & MFP Security Validation Testing for Policy Compliance, earning the BLI Policy Compliance seal. This acknowledgment applies to the tested software solution for the period commencing July 31, 2020 and ending August 1, 2022.
The BLI Security Validation Testing – Policy Compliance protocol includes a combination of hands-on testing by Key point Intelligence software technicians and real-time observation of demonstrated functionality by those technicians in conjunction with MPS Monitor personnel. As part of the testing protocol, Key point Intelligence technicians employ the OEMs’ management tools to specify desired security settings and save those settings as a “policy” template, apply the policy across a fleet to ensure that devices are in compliance, monitor those settings on an ongoing basis, automatically remediate devices that fall out of compliance, and more.
Key point Intelligence analysts confirmed the claimed features and effectiveness of the MPS Monitor 2.0 platform in satisfying the test methodology criteria, when used to manage HP Inc. printers and MFPs fully supported by the HP SDS platform:
- Discover and highlight at-risk firmware (that is, out-of-date firmware with known and/or likely vulnerabilities) that are still in use on devices.
- Provide fleet-scalable, secure firmware update capability.
- Ensure a customer’s devices are secured to a vendor’s and/or customer’s recommended settings (via templates, policies, or similar mechanism)
- Provide a method to discover out-of-compliance devices
- Generate a report (or dashboard view) showing at-risk devices
- Provide a way to automatically apply the desired settings to bring devices back into compliance
- Provide on-going checks to ensure the devices are still in compliance with the recommended settings
- Automatically detect newly connected but un-configured device(s) attached to the network and automatically apply the policy designated by the administrator for new devices.
The BLI Security Validation Testing program establishes industry-standard benchmarks in the areas of Device Penetration, Policy Compliance, and Firmware Resilience. Administered by Key point Intelligence-Buyers Lab, long recognized as the independent source for test data for the office equipment industry, the cornerstone of the program is hands-on testing conducted by Key point Intelligence in concert with accredited security testing firms.
The full BLI Security Validation Testing Report for MPS Monitor 2.0 can be downloaded at this link.
“For the last decade, MPS Monitor has been providing top-quality fleet monitoring, meters management and consumable logistics on a cloud-based platform to worldwide dealers”, says Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor Srl. “We’ve been working seamlessly to guarantee our solution to be at the forefront of security and privacy issues: earning the BLI Printer & MFP Security Validation Testing seal for Policy Compliance is now a further proof of the high standard we deliver to the whole printing industry. This is especially important in this critical moment, when cybercrime is taking advantage of the current situation of uncertainty, while most businesses are in need to increase the their security defences, both inside the company and in Work From Home environments”, closes De Blasi.
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MPS Monitor is one of the major IoT software solutions at a global level for monitoring printing devices and the provision of Managed Print Services. MPS Monitor provides an extremely complete SaaS platform for monitoring and managing printers, available on Cloud, and equipped with a full set of APIs for integrating external software solutions. Its highly scalable and high-performing data collection technology allows Dealers/VARs, large end users, manufacturers and retailers of printer consumables to satisfy any need associated with the management of printing devices, recording of page volumes and supply of toner in an automatic and controlled way. The MPS Monitor Cloud service is managed within an ISO/IEC 27001:2014 certified Information Security Management System and guarantees full compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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