Cisco announces new partnership with Ricoh to boost boost digital workplaces

May 14, 2019
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This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Cisco Systems have announced the signing of a global strategic alliance aimed at providing solutions in the cloud to enhance digital workplaces and thus offer greater productivity in an even more secure environment.

Both companies will jointly develop solutions for simpler and safer environments in three layers (cloud, network and device) to promote digital transformation and improve productivity.

Currently, companies face the important challenge of improving productivity through the use of the latest digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). While multiple organizations are already promoting new ways of working, they must also address increasingly diverse work styles that are not restricted by place or time while using the cloud and mobile devices.

At the same time, security threats such as unauthorized access and information leakage are becoming increasingly sophisticated. A study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that the overall average cost of breaches in corporate security was $ 3.86 million in 2018, an increase of 6.4% over 2017. Undoubtedly, addressing the evolution of cyber attacks It is a priority, but it also involves experience and huge costs for companies. Small and medium businesses that can not afford to have IT administrators in their workforce.

On the other hand, large companies that have multiple locations need a solution to maintain and manage a secure environment at a low cost.

At the beginning of 2019, Ricoh launched the latest generation of smart multifunction printers along with the Smart Integration Cloud platform.

By connecting multifunction printers and other office devices with the latest services in the cloud, it unites collaborators and helps develop a digital workplace that supports intellectual productivity and enables smarter ways of working for clients.

To enable the safe use of the cloud, more than 250 professionals from the Cisco security research team collect information about threats and improve security products. It also offers Meraki for simple network management based on the cloud, which supports the digital transformation of customers.

Smart Integration and the cloud security solutions of the networking company will be connected using Meraki, the next generation IM multifunction smart printer series and other office devices will seamlessly and securely link with multiple cloud services. This solution will reduce the time required for implementation, operation and administration. In addition, by combining Smart Integration Cloud with Cisco information leakage prevention / detection and other advanced authentication features, the solution will support processes that require higher levels of security.

The two companies will work to provide secure and autonomous network connections for multifunction printers and other IoT devices. This will offer more secure connectivity for a diverse set of devices. The integration of Ricoh and Cisco technologies will allow the automated operation and management of connected devices and the appropriate security configurations, which are increasingly demanded by companies, and at the same time allow them to make proposals that support the Network Defined by Software (SDN, in its acronym in English) and IoT.

Both companies will work together to contribute to the creation of digital workplaces, which are safer and allow greater productivity, thus supporting the growth of their customers.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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