MFPs and printers are integral parts of an organization’s document workflows and business processes. It is important to remember that print devices are exposed to many types of threats.
Unprotected devices lead to unauthorized access and printing. Confidential information can be accidentally or even purposely copied from stored documents, taken from the output tray or scanned without authorization.
Unauthorized users can obtain confidential information, unleash a Denial of Service (DOS) attack, or even launch malware on the device via a network connection. Through a corporate LAN, communications could be intercepted or transmitted without permission. Even MFP data stored on the local drive or in memory could be compromised or stolen if not protected.
Securely managing business and user data is critical for corporations to be successful. Sharp addresses these concerns by providing a suite of integrated security features designed to help protect your information and document assets.
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Copiers need strong protection from cybercriminals that have learned how to compromise unsecured devices to gain access to the network. Bitdefender antimalware technology provides an additional layer of protection against all known and unknown malware threats including viruses, trojans, worms, ransomware, spyware, and more. Available on most Sharp copiers.
Threat actors are constantly changing their tactics, making businesses susceptible to malware incidents and data breaches. Cybercriminals know MFPs and printers are often overlooked, and just like a PC, they can serve as an onramp to your network. Print Security Service exclusively for Sharp devices provides 24/7 monitoring of potential threats by our team of cyber and print security experts.
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Sharp helps IT administrators and organizations achieve optimal document security through the Sharp Security Suite. The Sharp Security Suite is effective at helping prevent unauthorized access to your network and your most confidential information. Sharp MFPs utilize a multi-layered approach for protection—providing exceptional and extensive control over the users, devices, ports, protocols and applications that access Sharp MFPs on your network.
The Sharp Security Suite includes:
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Sharp multifunction document systems can help protect your confidential data and personal information with leading-edge security. Our multi-layered approach provides an extensive set of standard and optional features that help protect access to your Sharp device and your network. All Sharp devices support 256-bit AES data encryption for data-at-rest in the machine and TLS 1.3 (Transport Layer Security) for data-in-transit. Integrated antivirus by Bitdefender is also available.
For highly secure environments, such as government agencies and financial organizations, Sharp offers an optional Data Security Kit (DSK) that provides additional protection and is Common Criteria validated based on the Hard Copy Device Protection Profile (HCD PP) v1.0 standard.
Threats to data and information can result from unauthorized access to the MFP or printer, or by various forms of malicious network intrusion attempts and hacks.
Sharp MFPs’ intelligent network interface provides an extensive set of access and network control security features designed to prevent these threats as well as document improper device access.
Sharp MFPs provide significant and robust control over information access, transmission and tracking to facilitate compliance with stringent mandates. Sharp can help your organization meet the information security requirements found in the Private Sector and Corporate Organizations as well as Public Sector and Government Organizations.
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