Section 1 - Introduction

As the marketplace has evolved, the technology associated with office equipment continues to develop at an ever increasing pace. Over the last several years alone, traditional office equipment has leapfrogged in technology, expanding its functional capabilities, while at the same time becoming an integral part of the corporate network and the Internet. As a result, a new level of security awareness has become imperative.
Canon’s attention to emerging market trends and details surrounding customer security requirements has driven the development of features within the imageRUNNER/imagePRESS product portfolio designed to thwart data loss and the potential threats posed by hackers.
1.1 — Security Market Overview

In today’s digital world, risks to networks and devices come in more forms and from more directions than ever before. From identity theft and intellectual property loss to infection by viruses and trojan horses, IT administrators today find themselves playing an additional role of security officer to adequately protect information and assets from threats from the outside as well as within.
Nearly every day destructive threats emerge and undiscovered vulnerabilities are exposed, proving that you can never be too secure. IT administrators need a holistic security strategy that can be applied at every level of the organization — from servers, desktops and devices such as MFPs, to the networks that connect them all.
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