As MFPs and printers become parts of organizations’ integrated document workflows and business processes, security becomes a serious concern. 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.
Physical Security Threats
Typically, MFPs are located in areas accessible by multiple people. Unauthorized personnel can potentially access corporate networks when devices are not fully protected. In addition, any information stored on a local desktop computer or a server can be printed without authorization. Meanwhile, at the device, confidential information can be accidentally or even purposely copied from stored documents, taken from the output tray or faxed without authorization.
Network Security Threats
Unsecured access to a company’s stored data makes it vulnerable to being stolen or altered. In the worst case, a user from the outside can obtain confidential information, unleash a Denial of Service (DOS) attack, or even place a virus on the device via a network or a phone line. Through a fax line, or corporate LAN, communications could be intercepted or sent without permission anywhere in the world. Even MFP data stored on a hard disk drive or in memory could be compromised or stolen if not protected.
Sharp Security Suite
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.
Features of the Sharp Security Suite:
Sharp MFP standard security features
Sharp’s Data Security Kit (Commercial and Common Criteria Certified versions)
Print driver security features
Sharp OSA technology-enabled security applications
Sharp remains the highest rated company in validated MFP products and is regarded as one of the industry’s greatest security innovators. Businesses and government agencies worldwide have come to depend on this level of assurance, which Sharp pioneered and for which it continues to set the benchmark.