Canon White Paper: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Security

Section 1 — Introduction

“If you look at these machines as just copiers or printers, you first wonder if you really need security. Then you realize conventional office equipment now incorporates significant technology advances and capabilities that make all documents an integrated part of a corporate network that also involves the Intranet and Internet. Government agencies, corporations and non-profits are increasingly transitioning from traditional stand-alone machines to devices that integrate these functions and link them to corporate networks, raising a whole new era of information management and security issues. 

Our development of features within Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems are designed to help prevent data loss, help protect against unwanted device infiltration and help keep information from being compromised.”

—Dennis Amorosano, Sr. Director
Solutions Marketing & Business Support, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

As the marketplace has evolved, the technology associated with office equipment continues to develop at an ever-increasing pace. Over the last several years alone, traditional office equipment has leapfrogged in technology, expanding its functional capabilities, while at the same time becoming an integral part of the corporate network and the Internet. As a result, a new level of security awareness has become imperative. 

Canon’s attention to emerging market trends and details surrounding customer security requirements has driven the development of features within imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, which has been designed to help thwart data loss and the potential threats posed by hackers. 

Section 1 — Introduction 

1.1 — Security Market Overview
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.

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