bizhub SIPRNet Solution in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a Record-Breaking Five-Time Winner of the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce that the bizhub SIPRNet Solution, has been nominated to compete in multiple categories across the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

In this evolving global climate, government organizations face many significant challenges.

The ability to streamline business processes while doing more with less compounds the fact that you’re constantly expected to provide exceptional public services while reducing costs.

Konica Minolta is expanding the company’s ability to support the U.S. Government – especially the Department of Defense requirements to satisfy Strong Authentication to all employees and contractors, by introducing Konica Minolta’s SIPRNet Token Solution for smartcard authentication.

Many federal employees require access to the “Classified” Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet).

The Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) is a system of interconnected computer networks used by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State to transmit classified information (up to and including information classified SECRET) by packet switching over the ‘completely secure’ environment.”

It also provides services such as hypertext document access and electronic mail.

Essentially, SIPRNet is the DoD’s classified version of the civilian Internet.

Konica Minolta’s SIPRNet solution provides authorized personnel access to the “Secret” network while protecting against unauthorized access, meeting all National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and government standards.



The United States Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. Federal Government Agencies as well as, certain contractors have access to SIPRNet, the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network.

A specific SIPRNet card is provided to personnel who are permitted to control access to computers, networks and facilities.

Using the AU-211P card reader along with the SIPRNet Solution, Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs can be an integral part of this secure digital ID solution.

The AU-211P is compatible with SIPRNet cards in circulation today, can be quickly installed and easily upgraded to accommodate next generation card types currently in development.


90Meter, Inc. has developed powerful software to realize the full benefit of SIPRNet card security.

The sophisticated 90Meter software is used to provide document encryption, cryptographic signatures for e-mail, and authoritative use of identity credentials.

The Konica Minolta bizhub SIPRNet Solution embeds the 90Meter middleware directly into the MFP to provide the same level of security as a user sitting at their workstation.

It meets the federal government’s requirement for “two factor” authentication and facilitates the use of public key infrastructure (PKI) authentication tools.


This 90Meter and Konica Minolta partnership ensures compatibility with SIPRNet cards used and fulfills the critical security requirements of the government — and ensures compliance with the latest security standards and mandates, including FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 201.



For individuals using bizhub MFPs to scan and distribute documents, the Konica Minolta and 90Meter solution provides a quick and sure method for authorizing access to each networked MFP — and also controlling distribution.

The Konica Minolta Scan-to-Me, Scan-to-Home setting can be used to establish a document distribution method that can be easily tracked and monitored.

In a Windows Active Directory environment, documents scanned at compatible bizhub MFPs are sent to a user’s authorized e-mail address (Scan-to-Me) or to an authorized network share folder as defined in Active Directory (Scan-to-Home).

The system can create digitally signed and certified e-mail directly at each bizhub MFP — no need to use PCs to add digital signatures.

Documents can be quickly and easily shared at the same time that access is controlled.

Network administrators can set restrictions so that documents are scanned only to addressees authorized in the Active Directory.

Once documents are scanned to authorized addresses, they can be tracked more easily — and unauthorized forwarding can be discovered and prevented.

The public key infrastructure (PKI) print feature allows users to securely send print jobs from their PC directly to the Konica Minolta MFP including their PKI credentials.

The print job will remain on the MFP HDD until the specified user is directly at the MFP to retrieve their document.

Once authenticated using their SIPRNet card, their print job will be output.

No more worrying about secure documents sitting on the MFP output tray for anyone to see or fall into the wrong hands.

The bizhub SIPRNet Solution is smart, simple and a powerful security tool for today and the foreseeable future.

The Konica Minolta bizhub SIPRNet Solution combines many powerful security features in a simple MFP-based system.

It requires no complex installation, no external middleware and no complex configuration tasks.


  • Meets major standards, including ISO 7816, EMVCo Terminal 1, Microsoft WHQL, USB CCID, PC / SC and HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface)
  • All major operating systems supported
  • Meets GSA FIPS 201 requirements
  • Supports high-speed data transmission
  • Active Directory Support: user authentication is via the Windows Active Directory system, widely used in government and corporate applications
  • E-mail Certification: the system can create digitally signed and certified e-mail directly at each bizhub MFP — no need to use PCs to add digital signatures
  • E-mail Encryption: using MFP Scan-to e-mail distribution, documents are protected with AES 256-bit encryption
  • Network and Local Access: the system also supports access to network and local SMB (shared) folders with complete end-user rights
  • PKI Encrypted Printing: each compatible bizhub MFP can be set to produce secure, encrypted printing using SIPRNet encryption methods
  • Log-in Verification: documents can be saved on bizhub MFPs until a user logs in with a SIPRNet card to retrieve them
  • Scan-to-Me, Scan-to-Home: document distribution can be restricted to logged-in users’ e-mail addresses (Scan-to-Me) or users’ shared folder as defined in Active Directory (Scan-to-Home)
  • SIPRNet Card Support: with 90Meter software embedded in the Konica Minolta bizhub MFP solution, which supports historical versions of SIPRNet smart cards — including future profiles under development

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Konica Minolta in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the bizhub SIPRNet Solution will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Access Control & Authentication and Identification Management Solutions.

To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:

  • 2018 ASTORSThe Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 in New York City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Good luck to Konica Minolta on becoming a Winner of the 2018 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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