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Canon Helps Businesses Stomp Out Security Threats with Latest Enterprise Solutions

New Edition of Award-Winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform Focuses on Security Features and Workflow Efficiency


MELVILLE, NY, February 4, 2019 – With organizations honing in on information security and their compliance efforts with data privacy regulations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts its third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition platform. Building upon the success and reliability of its predecessors, the new lineup features Security Information Event Management (SIEM)1 integration and other cybersecurity feature enhancements that allow for efficient activity monitoring and threat detection2 that extend beyond traditional MFP security features designed to help prevent unauthorized access to organizational assets. The solutions expand Canon’s existing focus on reliability and workflow efficiency.

“Enterprises are in a transformative time, and the harsh reality is that with such disruptive innovation can come hacks, data attacks, and other security vulnerabilities that pose risk to an organization’s confidential information,” says Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We integrated new security features at the design level of the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE models to help equip our customers with a comprehensive enterprise solution that can help improve business efficiency.”

This is the first line of MFPs from Canon to incorporate SIEM integration. SIEM solutions collect and analyze machine data from across an organization’s IT environment to provide organizations with real-time indicators of potential security violations.

Many organizations currently relying on SIEM systems are either manually importing data from their printers into SIEM, or not including their printers in SIEM monitoring at all. The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction print solutions make it possible to easily include printers in a company’s existing comprehensive security monitoring.

Additional security features include Verify System at Startup, a process of utilizing a Root of Trust (RoT) to help protect the device boot code, firmware, and applications from unauthorized modification, and automatic security certificate updates to help reduce the burden on IT teams.

In the coming months, Canon plans to offer further development in the information security market landscape by continuing to enhance its product integration in areas such as runtime detection to help further protect against intrusion.

With business strategies favoring higher levels of productivity, Canon builds on its workflow efficiency with this launch. The new lineup includes improved OCR accuracy for better data records, and a seamless and intuitive user experience. The new home screen can help employees stay organized and the timeline feature can easily recall previous jobs by user.

Canon is also introducing enhancements to cloud-based solutions to help enable flexibility and workflow efficiency. To help users easily access scan profiles, print from available cloud destinations at their imageRUNNER ADVANCE device, and easily track usage by specific departments, updates to the optional uniFLOW Online solution include Print from Cloud3, Scan Template Library, and Central Department Management and Reporting, respectively.

“It is our intention that continuous development of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio through ongoing product updates, new features through our Unified Firmware Platform and tight collaboration with solutions like uniFLOW Online can help secure and improve customer document workflows now, and into the Office of the Future,” concludes Yoshida.

For additional information regarding the new third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE third edition solutions, visit usa.canon.com/thirdedition.

The following third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition models are scheduled to be available in the coming months: imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 III Series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6500 III Series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 III Series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C356iF III Series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 III Series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 III Series, and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7500 III Series.

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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2019. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based 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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1 Separate purchase of Security Information Event Management (SIEM) required, Canon cannot ensure computability with all SIEM systems. Neither Canon Inc. nor Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrant any third-party product or feature referenced hereunder.

2 Canon products offer certain security features, yet many variables can impact the security of your devices and data.  Canon does not warrant that use of its features will prevent security issues. Some security features may impact functionality/performance; you may want to test these settings in your environment.

Nothing herein should be construed as legal or regulatory advice concerning applicable laws; customers must have their own qualified counsel determine the feasibility of a solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance.

3 Compatibility with Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online

Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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