Konica Minolta Brings Enhanced Security and Improved Ease of Use to the Modern Workplace

11 Jul 2024

11 July 2024: Next Generation of bizhub i-Series  A4 Devices Features Additional Paper Capacity

Konica Minolta Australia have launched the successors of its award-winning bizhub i-Series A4 multifunctional printers (MFP) and single function printers (SFP). This next generation of devices features functionality that places ease of use in the modern workplace at the forefront, and directly tackles concerns around security in the workplace with its advanced firmware upgrade that delivers even greater protection against malicious activity.


Enhanced security

Notably, just eleven percent of organisations with between 250 and 499 employees and 27 percent with 500 to 999 employees have complete confidence in the security of their print infrastructure, according to the latest Quocirca ‘The Print Security Landscape, 2023’ report. Konica Minolta’s new bizhub i-Series provides increased visibility and information of security related topics throughout the organisation, enabling users to be more alert and responsive.

The new “Authentication Attack Detection” function offers the ability to block unauthorised attempts deriving from brute force attacks, to crack passwords and other access data and infiltrate devices from outside. Brute force attacks are a preferred vector by cyber criminals, and are reported to be growing by 160% annually. If an attempt is made with this new functionality in place, the IT administrator is informed and can take appropriate action. 

If organisations select Bitdefender protection, additional layers of security are added for different target groups. Bitdefender prevents the spread of malware to other networked devices and ensures the MFP does not become a springboard for the loss of corporate information. In case of a threat detection, the anti-virus solution immediately notifies the IT administrator, providing enriched information about the type and origin of the threat, while end users can see the current state via the home screen.

 

Improved ease of use

Every new bizhub i-Series model has an improved and more intuitive user interface. Applications can now be grouped into folders by theme or by frequency of use, similar to smartphones, for quick access. For increased user convenience, regularly used functions which previously needed to be installed via the Konica Minolta MarketPlace are now preinstalled as standard.

The new models also simplify the login process for customers using Microsoft Azure (Microsoft Entra ID) or Google Workspace, and offer the ability to connect to their files or folders with the use of single sign-on (SSO). The option to add one additional paper tray – expanding the A4 online paper sources to up to four – increases paper capacity, ensuring different media can be processed in one print job and reducing the frequency with which media needs to be replenished.

“As the workplace continually evolves, our bizhub  line-up keeps pace to ensure user productivity and data protection,” said Paul Colarelli, Product Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta Australia. “Based on the success of our previous generation and award-winning design for ease of use, we are excited about this refresh of our A4  portfolio, developed with our users’ needs and pain points in mind.”

Konica Minolta’s new A4 bizhub i-Series includes eight devices: two colour MFPs, two monochrome MFPs, one colour all-in-one (AIO), two colour SFPs and one monochrome SFP. More specifically:

 

A4 colour: bizhub C3301i, bizhub C3321i, bizhub C3351i, bizhub C4001i, bizhub C4051i

A4 monochrome: bizhub 4051i, bizhub 4701i, bizhub 4751i

Visit Konica Minolta online to learn more about its office product portfolio.




About Konica Minolta Australia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions and managed services to help Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the future workplace through innovation and services that leverage the technology of tomorrow, today.

Konica Minolta Australia has extended its offering to encompass organisations across enterprise, government, small business, education, and manufacturing. Although it is still committed to helping its production print (PP) and industrial print (IP) customers grow their businesses through new opportunities, Konica Minolta Australia is transforming to provide a holistic range of IT services to Australian business. It endeavours to be a trusted technology adviser, providing future technology and new IT innovations for customers on their digital journeys. 

Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates through diversity and inclusion, ethical supply chain, and climate change action strategies, and is proud to support the commitment to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other people in the community to help improve life outcomes and opportunities and to create a better future for society at large. As part of this, Konica Minolta Australia developed its Reconciliation Action Plan to publicly commit to reconciliation initiatives, and is a member of Supply Nation, the Australian leader in supplier diversity, to support First Nations businesses.  

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

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