Standard Device Security: All imageRUNNER products ship with many standard security features. When shipped
as standalone digital copying devices, the imageRUNNER product line offers the
Copy Control Access: This standard feature permits device administrators
to register up to 300 (depending on model) department and user IDs, thereby requiring
end-users to enter a password prior to accessing device copying capabilities.
Restricting Device Setup Screens: imageRUNNER device setup screens can
be password-protected to ensure that administrative device settings are not changed
without appropriate authority.
Mailbox Password Protection: All imageRUNNER devices ship with up to 100
User Mailboxes, which can be used for storage of scanned and printed data, integrating
scanned and printed data, or long-term document storage. Mailbox security is provided
through the ability to lock down access to the Mailbox system via system administrative
passwords, and the ability to designate unique passwords for access of individual
Network and Print Security: When implemented in networked configurations, imageRUNNER products offer unique
benefits as communication hubs for corporate information. Network connectivity
also brings heightened requirements for security. As a standard offering, imageRUNNER
products deliver the following network and print security capabilities.
Enabling/Disabling Protocols: Network administrators are provided with
the ability to enable or disable specific device protocols and print applications
through Canon's system setup and installation utilities. As a result, unwanted
device communication can be disabled, as can access to the system via specific
Print Job Accounting: A standard feature in Canon's printer drivers, Print
Job Accounting requires users to enter an administrator-defined password prior
to printing, thereby restricting device access to those authorized to print.
Secured Print: A standard capability on the imageRUNNER 2200/2800/3300/3300i/5000/6000/7200/85/8500/105
models, the Secured Print function within Canon's printer drivers requires an
end-user to enter a password prior to job release. Upon receipt of the print job
at the device, the user must enter the job password in order to print. Using this
feature, users can ensure that they are at the device when their job is delivered.
Mailbox Printing: Another secure document delivery feature, Mailbox Printing
allows users to send a job to their individual Mailbox. Once stored in the Mailbox
(if it is password-protected), a user must enter his or her password to retrieve
jobs previously stored.
Data Overwrite Protection: Many of the functional capabilities and unique features of Canon imageRUNNER technology
are delivered through the use of an internal Image Server. The Image Server used
within Canon imageRUNNER products is comprised of hard disk storage and RAM, and
varies in size from device to device. Although storage and RAM size vary, the
internal Image Server delivers consistent functional capabilities from one imageRUNNER
system to the next, and is largely responsible for data handling across all device
Because of its architecture, the vast majority of jobs processed by imageRUNNER
systems result in images being written to the Image Server hard disk drive and
RAM. Following the completion of jobs, latent image data remains on the Image
Server Hard Disk. To address this condition, Canon has developed an optional imageRUNNER
Security Kit, which allows security conscious customers to configure their imageRUNNER
systems with the internal software necessary to randomly overwrite internal Image
Server disks, erasing previous data stored as part of routine job-processing tasks.