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Canon U.S.A. Wins BLI PaceSetter Awards in Document Imaging Security and Mobile Print Categories

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 27, 2017 – As an innovator in print-related solutions and mobile print applications with an array of security features, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recently received two prestigious BLI PaceSetter Awards in the Document Imaging Security and Mobile Print categories. Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI) analysts recognized Canon in both categories upon conducting an in-depth evaluation through extensive questionnaires and testing of the security and mobile print ecosystems of 13 document imaging providers.

“Canon prides itself on its security initiatives and continued attention to top privacy concerns related to document imaging,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our latest generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP systems includes many advanced security features as standard, and our strong uniFLOW platform gives our customers the ability to control and monitor access to sensitive information. In addition to security being top of mind, our wide-reaching mobile print solutions offer customers the flexibility demanded in today’s work environment.”

In its recent findings, Keypoint Intelligence identified the tested Canon devices and solutions as some of the strongest MFPs and solutions in document imaging security, citing the standard user authentication schemas in the latest imageRUNNER ADVANCED MFPs, the uniFLOW platform with its enhanced authentication and user tracking features, as well as the optional imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express module that can record all device activity and trigger email alerts when specific keywords are printed, scanned, faxed, copied, or sent to help protect an organization’s intellectual property.

With this award, the data firm also recognizes Canon as one of the strongest vendors in mobile print. This is due to the company’s wide-reaching product portfolio, as well as the company’s strong support for connectivity industry standards. Additionally, BLI cites Canon’s attention to mobile print security features.

“While most enterprises understand the importance of data security, the weak link in a company’s security chain is often the MFP devices,” says Jamie Bsales, director, solutions analysis at Keypoint Intelligence. “Canon defies the odds and stands out from the industry with its device certifications and device fleet management security solutions, especially with its uniFLOW solution and imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, which feature one of the most comprehensive authentication schemas of any MFP manufacturer that we have seen in our findings.”

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About Buyers Lab PaceSetter Awards

Based on exhaustive questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and a proprietary rating scale, Buyers Lab PaceSetter awards recognize those document imaging OEMs that have shown market leadership in a variety of categories, including vertical markets.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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