Kyocera Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment
OSAKA, JAPAN – January 20, 2020 - Kyocera’s group company, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President: Norihiko Ina) (hereafter “Kyocera”), one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced that it has been recognized as a "Major Player" in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment *.
* IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment (December 2019, IDC #US44811119)
This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of hardcopy vendors and is based on a comprehensive framework to evaluate security delivered as standalone features and solutions, within the context of a managed print and document services (MPDS) engagement, and as non-MPDS professional and managed services.
Kyocera offers a layered approach to print security focused on four key areas: device-level protection, authentication, software/SaaS, and consulting services. Kyocera provides a broad range of security capabilities including data encryption, device and print management, and malware protection.
According to the IDC MarketScape report, “In recent years, Kyocera has strengthened its ECM*1/BPO*2 and content services-related solutions, positioning itself to help customers digitize paper-based processes and automate workflows." The report also notes, "Kyocera's expertise in document workflow combined with the company's broad security solutions portfolio provides a strong foundation for addressing specific security threats, especially within the SMB sector." Robert Palmer, Research Vice President, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions for IDC adds: “With Kyocera’s comprehensive approach to print and document security, Kyocera has positioned itself as a trusted security advisor.”
"As technology becomes more complex, so do the problems businesses face. Kyocera is developing answers to the challenges of the future.” said Keisuke Koyama, General Manager of Marketing Division. “By evolving our devices and solutions with industry leading security features, along with the strengthening of our security services capability thru partnership and acquisition, Kyocera aims to provide our customers with a security risk free office environment.” added Keisuke Koyama.
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＊１ ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is a set of defined processes, strategies and tools that allow a business to effectively obtain, organize, store and deliver critical information to its employees, business stakeholders and customers.
*２ BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) is the contracting of a specific business task to a third-party service provider.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
About KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company's portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. US$14.6 billion). Kyocera appears on the "Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19" list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine's 2019 "Global 2000" list of the world's largest publicly traded companies.