Today I want to talk about the Common Criteria standard and why it's important for your security.
While companies from most manufacturers offer at least some level of security, manufacturers that have invested in testing their products against Common Criteria security standards (like Sharp) have validated their security approach via independent testing.
Before going farther, the equipment we carry from Kyocera, OKI, and Lexmark is also secure (don't think otherwise!).
“Common Criteria (CC) is an international set of guidelines and specifications developed for evaluating information security products, specifically to ensure they meet an agreed-upon security standard for government deployments. Common Criteria is more formally called "Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation."
The list of Sharp MFPs (multi-function printers, we just call them copiers) is a long one. They were certified by an independent laboratory to be compliant with Protection Profile for Hardcopy Devices 1.0.