WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, has 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 allow 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,” says 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,” he adds.
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,” says Makoto Koga, President, KYOCERA Document Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.