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Canon, McAfee Partner to Help Enterprises Thwart Threats

Canon and McAfee have joined forces to provide enhanced embedded protection against malware execution and tampering of firmware and applications for multifunction printers (MFPs).

Through the partnership, Canon customers will now receive McAfee Embedded Control as an additional standard security feature on third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition MFPs once enabled.

Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president, and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We felt it imperative to align with a company with a proven track record in the information security industry to provide our customers with additional security features that can help alleviate some concern and open up more room for what should be top of mind in an office – productivity.”

McAfee Embedded Control, which already protects millions of devices worldwide like ATMs and retail point-of-sale systems, helps defend against zero-day and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks by blocking the execution of unauthorized applications through intelligent whitelisting. This helps reduce the risk posed by sophisticated malware, such as worms, viruses, and Trojans.

“As the number of connected devices in an organization grows, so do the risks from malware and attacks,” said Brent Smith, director of OEM Sales, McAfee. “In today’s modern-day threat landscape, we consider this alignment with Canon to be a win, and one that can help provide companies with the necessary assurance that their confidential business data will remain protected, even as office document workflows evolve.”

This new functionality adds to the extensive set of security features incorporated into imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. These features help secure the device and related communications and provide the capability to efficiently manage security policies and monitor activity.

McAfee Embedded Control is available now as a standard feature on all third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition MFPs. These models already in customer environments can be upgraded to include this feature via a Unified Firmware Platform update.

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