Data centre security: the characteristics of a secure data centre
Konica Minolta’s data centre in Germany is certified in line with ISO 27001** and DIN EN 50600, meaning it meets the highest security standards and ensures compliance with GDPR guidelines: for example giving you end-to-end encryption for your data – both when the data is in storage and when it is being transferred.
The data centre in Sweden is currently being expanded. After the work has been completed, it will also meet the highest standards of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and be awarded the highest safety class (3).
Each client is guaranteed complete network isolation on the platform, including their own network segment, routers and firewalls. Optional micro-segmentation is possible for even greater security. This means that instead of there being a single central firewall, the firewall is divided (micro-segmented). In this case, in the event of a security vulnerability there is no risk of the entire system failing.
Green power: thinking about tomorrow amid climate change
In order for data centres to continue to function safely and securely in the future, it is essential that they are built sustainably and in an energy-optimised way. Our data centres in Germany and Sweden work with 100% renewable energy.
The Konica Minolta data centre in Hanover, for example, does not need any extra cooling or air conditioning up to an outside temperature of 27° C, and is instead cooled solely by the ambient air.
Cloud printing security: certified security on various levels
Physical security concepts protect our data centres against fire, power failures and break-ins. But when it comes to the secure protection of all data, including in terms of printing from the cloud, IT security strategies also play an important role.
In Europe, almost half of all companies already use cloud solutions. According to surveys*, however, about three quarters of all companies are concerned about security breaches during printing. But with a certified cloud solutions provider, printing from the cloud couldn’t be more secure.
Nowadays, it is not only large organisations, but also many small and medium-sized ones who are working in a flexible and mobile way. This means more and more intelligently networked workplaces are being created in a wide variety of different locations.
In this context, a secure connection between the printing infrastructure and the cloud is a core foundation of ensuring that all these networked workplaces are securely set up.
Cloud printing: access control with secure authentication
The Konica Minolta cloud printing solution SAFEQ Cloud ensures security on various levels: including encryption of data at rest, and hashing of users’ passwords in line with industry best practices. When users choose scan-to-email, an additional level of at-rest and in-transit encryption is provided.
The Zero Trust principle ensures secure authentication before printing. Essentially, it means that no one inside or outside a network is trusted. Instead, at all stages of the printing process, the mantra is: don’t trust anyone without secure authentication.
In addition, the multi-tenant offering from SAFEQ Cloud ensures real separation of the data: the tenants are separated in the database via containers or have physical database separation. This means there are no interfaces with other clients and your data can not be viewed by others.
In the unlikely event that a security key is broken, only that container/tenant can be accessed, not any other tenants.