Security for Multi Function Printers

Printing’s an essential part of everyday business operations, and it's vital that the security of your company's documents is never compromised.
With the increasing threat of cyber-attacks, the importance of securing your office equipment, including your printers, has never been more critical. 

Proven protection for confidential data, device access and network safeguards

Sharp's new CR5 series multifunctional printers are an excellent example of a printing solution that takes security seriously, providing the highest levels of security when compared to their competition. Designed with the highest levels of security in mind, and features such as a secure boot process, encrypted communications, secure user authentication, hard disk drive encryption, and intrusion detection and prevention, our printers provide unmatched security for your company's documents.

Choosing a printer with robust security features like the CR5 multifunctional printers is a wise investment in protecting your company's sensitive information and maintaining your clients' trust.

*Requires optional accessory BP-VD10)

Multifunction printer protection against known and unknown malware.

With Bitdefender advanced antimalware technology, scanning all data and files processed on the Sharp A3 MFPs, organisations can detect malicious activity and threats at an early stage before the business is impacted.

Integrated into the new Sharp Future Workplace A3 line of MFPs, the Bitdefender antimalware engine performs real-time scanning of all input and output data from the devices, alerting users, IT or security teams when threats are detected.  

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Security Concerns?

Get in touch with our team if you want to discuss your security concerns, and talk about how Sharp can help protect your business today.

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Physical Security Threats

Typically, office printers are located in areas accessible by multiple people. Unauthorised personnel can potentially access your corporate networks when these devices are not fully protected. Additionally, any information stored on a local desktop computer or server can be printed without authorisation. Meanwhile, at the printer, confidential information can be accidentally or even purposely copied from stored documents, taken from the output tray or faxed without permission.   

Network security threats

Unsecured access to a company's stored data makes it vulnerable to being stolen or altered. In a worst case scenario, an external user 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 printer data stored on a hard disk drive or in its memory could be compromised or stolen if not protected  

24/7 monitoring by ConnectWise SIEM, Security Operations Centre.

Through the strategic collaboration with Sharp and ConnectWise, the new Print Security Service for Sharp MFPs and printers (coming to New Zealand soon) will elevate print security event management to be a full partner in the IT stack, as it captures and analyses a comprehensive range of event logs, and alerts customers to potential threats using ConnectWise SIEM, which will be monitored 24/7 by ConnectWise's Security Operations Centre.

This information will then be collected and analysed against an entire ecosystem of threat intelligence feeds, providing clear and concise security risk feedback and event notification to Sharp customers. Sharp customers will then be provided with timely notification and mitigation of potential security risks that are specifically designed for multifunction devices. 

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