Xerox, McAfee and Cisco: The Cybersecurity Collaborative Effect

Time is everything in cybersecurity. The best responses neutralize threats at their source the moment they occur. By augmenting our security technologies with the market-leading McAfee® DXL and Cisco® pxGrid platforms, Xerox® multifunction printers (MFPs)* help you do just that.

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Scenario 1: No Threats Detected


  1. McAfee® Embedded Control protects Xerox MFPs* with whitelisting technology.
  2. Authorized users can use Xerox® MFPs* to work on approved tasks.
  3. Files and software comply with security policies.

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Scenario 2: An Automated Response to Threats

Reallocate security resources where they’re needed most.

  • McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and Cisco® Identity Services Engine (ISE) maintain continuous contact over the McAfee® DXL/Cisco® pxGrid framework.
  • As a result, the Cisco® Policy Database recognizes Xerox® printers are protected by McAfee and designates them as trusted endpoints.
  • This allows security professionals to focus their resources on less secure endpoints.

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Required Setup

The following enablers are required for an automated response to cyberthreats:

  • Xerox® MFP* that has McAfee® Agent & Embedded Control
  • McAfee® DXL Brokers configured to bridge to Cisco® pxGrid
  • Bidirectional communication between fabrics
    • Session notifications and ISE-related services
    • Adaptive Network Control (ANC) messages and related notifications
    • New Automatic Response within ePO that invokes ANC/EPS services (quarantine, etc.)
  • pxGrid messages and services available to OpenDXL clients
  • OpenDXL Cisco® pxGrid Python Client


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*Xerox® ConnectKey® i-Series Multifunction Printers, Xerox® WorkCentre® EC7836/7856 Color Multifunction Printers and Xerox® AltaLink® Multifunction Printers