Ricoh Showcases Rights-Managed Document Scanning Solution with Adobe at RSA Conference 2007


SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 /- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment announced today that it will showcase an integrated, secure document scanning solution at the RSA® Conference 2007 (Booth #1037) with Adobe Systems Incorporated in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. Thwarting unauthorized access to confidential documents processed through Ricoh Aficio® multifunction products (MFPs), the solution combines Ricoh ScanRouter(TM) EX Professional software with Adobe® LiveCycle® Policy Server software to deliver a secured paper-to-digital document solution.

"Adobe and Ricoh are able to provide a comprehensive, secure document routing system that puts the authorized user in control," said Jeff Whatcott, vice president of product marketing, Enterprise and Developer Business Unit at Adobe. "Security has consistently been highlighted as one of Information Technology's most important priorities. Businesses can now put their minds at ease when confidential documents are shared across the enterprise, as well as with external third parties."

Building upon its global alliance announced in May 2006, Ricoh and Adobe are offering users the ability to manage risk at the point-of-capture. Paper documents are scanned at the Ricoh MFP where the security policy is applied. To ensure the information remains safe, the security policy remains with the document through its lifetime, whether it is transferred inside or outside the corporate firewall. These secure documents are then delivered to internal user and third-party email inboxes, folders or FTP locations via Ricoh's ScanRouter EX Professional.

Further benefits of the Ricoh-Adobe integrated solution are gained from the availability of the Adobe PDF Scan Library, which operates in conjunction with the LiveCycle Policy Server. Paired with Ricoh's ScanRouter EX Professional solution, the Adobe PDF Scan Library enables Ricoh's ScanRouter to generate searchable, more secure and compact PDF files from scanned paper documents. In essence, this integration of Adobe technologies with Ricoh solutions will allow users to create and manage intelligent documents with enterprise applications and various business processes.

"Today's Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are tasked with protecting data and ensuring enterprise rights management (ERM) best practices," said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solutions & Services Division (DSS), Ricoh Corporation. "Together, Ricoh and Adobe are helping CIOs better protect information and support the compliance of regulated content."

For more information on these document management solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/ and http://www.adobe.com/security.

About DSS

The Document Solutions & Services Division (DSS) of Ricoh Corporation is leading the industry with a portfolio of solutions that transform paper documents into information that easily integrates into existing business workflows to measurably improve document workflow efficiencies. DSS is committed to creating new "document-centric" customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information.

DSS offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to our all our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands.

Ricoh Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, a global leader in digital office solutions, with fiscal year 2005 sales of $16.4 billion.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh's document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com/.

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Corporation
(973) 882-2075
russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com

Jennifer Kuhl
Peppercom
(212) 931-6111
jkuhl@peppercom.com

Source: Ricoh Corporation

Web site: www.ricoh-usa.com/

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