Skip to main contentClick to view our Accessibility Statement or contact us with accessibility-related questions.
Lightboard showing a row of padlocks. The middle lock is closed, the rest are open.

Xerox joins Trellix and Cisco® for faster threat detection and response

Hackers are more sophisticated. The security on your printer should be too.

Not that long ago, printer security wasn’t much more sophisticated than a lock on an office door. Today, our networked printers and multifunction devices are much more sophisticated – as are the cyberthreats that target them.

That’s why Xerox has maintained a years-long partnership with global cybersecurity firm Trellix, as well as the networking and security giant Cisco, in order to keep our printers secure. This collaboration allows centralized printer management of printer security policies through Trellix’s ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE).

Upping the security ante

Real-world cybersecurity threats evolve daily, as has the industry response. In October 2017, Trellix and Cisco announced the integration of Trellix Data Exchange Layer (DXL) and Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid). This collaboration marked the interoperability of two open frameworks, which are now the industry’s largest infrastructure for threat incidence sharing and real-time security response.

Now Xerox has bridged its printers with Cisco’s pxGrid and Trellix’s DXL platforms. For the first time, ePO and ISE will inform each other about any detected threat to a Xerox printer. The result is comprehensive visibility to security threats, and real-time orchestration that supports your security policies. This is big news for customers, because no other printer manufacturer takes advantage of this remarkable cooperation between industry leaders. Your security organization now has fewer gaps, delays and friction that hinder effective operations.

How Xerox, Trellix and Cisco work together

Xerox multifunction printers1 use built-in Embedded Control whitelisting technology and communicate with ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) from Trellix. Our devices share threat events with ePO which uses the Data Exchange Layer (DXL) to pass the information to Cisco’s Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid).  In response to potential misuse or attack, ePO and ISE apply the appropriate security policies to neutralize the threat. Your printers are protected, and so are the other devices on your network.

Our print devices are already profiled in Cisco ISE, and many of them have an additional layer of protection with Trellix Embedded Control. This allows security professionals to designate our printers as trusted devices, which means your people can concentrate their limited resources on less secure endpoints.

Comprehensive network visibility of endpoints and threat response

Printer Icon Blue

Multifunction Printer1 with Trellix Embedded Control

Trellix ePO - DXL
Cisco pxGrid ISE

Benefits:

  • Gain comprehensive visibility into network connected printer endpoints.

  • Centrally manage and enforce security policies.

  • Simplify, coordinate and automate threat detection and response.

  • Close blind spots, break silos, and eliminate layering of technologies that don’t communicate with each other.

  • Streamline resources for effective threat management and security operation.

Printer security may never be as easy as it was years ago, but Xerox, Trellix and Cisco are working to close that gap.

For full details see the Technical Brief.

1. Xerox AltaLink MFPs, i-Series MFPs, and EC7836/7856 MFPs


* Trellix was formerly known as McAfee

 The word "security" with a padlock icon

State-of-the-Art Printer and Data Security

Trust ConnectKey comprehensive security to protect your confidential data and documents. 

Related Articles

  • Woman changing Xerox printer toner

    How to Check Your Printer Toner Level – 5 Easy Ways

    Running out of toner slows down productivity for the whole office. Here are 5 simple methods to check the toner level on your Xerox printer.

  • Teacher sitting at a desk with a laptop

    Modernizing School Communication Case Study

    See how a school district in California modernized communication for schools, staff, students and parents with Xerox Workflow Central and a library of cloud-based, single and multi-step workflows to translate, convert to audio, redact, summarize, and more.

  • Xerox Workflow Central Platform on a tablet screen

    Five signs that it’s time to replace your printer

    When do you need a new printer? Here are five signs that it’s time to replace your printer.

  • Two women operating a printer

    Troubleshooting Printer Problems

    Get the most out of your Xerox printer or multifunction printer (MFP) with these simple solutions to common printer problems. Find tutorials and DIY fixes to improve print quality and more.

  • Woman holding blue toner cartridge

    The risks with bargain-brand toner

    Have you considered the risks of buying toner from a non-branded supplier?

  • Two men looking at a computer screen

    Three tips to make printing more secure

    Keep data confidential when printing, scanning and sharing. Here are 3 tips for secure printing on your Xerox printer.

Share