In today’s digital world, risks to networks and devices come in more forms and from more directions than ever before. From identity theft and intellectual property loss to infection by viruses and Trojan horses, IT administrators today find themselves playing an additional role of security officer to adequately protect information and assets from threats from the outside as well as within.
Nearly every day destructive threats emerge and undiscovered vulnerabilities are exposed, proving that you can never be too secure. IT administrators need a holistic security strategy that can be applied at every level of the organization — from servers, desktops and devices such as MFPs, to the networks that connect them all.
As if the risks to computers, networks and devices weren’t difficult enough to address, increased governmental regulations add an additional layer of strict compliance standards that must be met. Legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 all require that IT administrators ensure the security, privacy, accuracy and reliability of information receives the utmost attention.
Imaging & Printing Security Overview
Today’s multifunction devices share many similarities with general purpose PCs. They contain many of the same components like CPUs, memory and hard disks; and some even use mainstream operating systems like Windows or Linux. Like any other device on the network, sensitive information may be passed through these units and stored in the device’s hard disk and memory. Yet at many companies multifunction devices are not given the same attention concerning information security.
The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Security White Paper has been designed to provide detailed information on how imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems can address a wide variety of security concerns. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems offer many standard security capabilities, as well as a number of advanced security options that may be added for a higher level of confidentiality, integrity and availability of your mission critical information.
Key Security Concentration Areas
Canon recognizes the vital need to help prevent data loss, protect against unwanted device use, and mitigate the risk of information being compromised. As a result, all imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems include many standard security features to help safeguard information. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE security capabilities fall into five key areas:
· Device Security
· Information Security
· Network Security
· Security Monitoring / Management Tools
· Logging & Auditing
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