Dubai, United Arabic Emirates - Monday, November 24th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
A recent printer usage survey conducted by Canon Middle East among 1000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the GCC have shed light on the fact that individuals are prone to confidential data being leaked at the printer tray.
The findings showed that 65% of respondents revealed they have misplaced both confidential personal and corporate documents at the printer tray as they are not aware of secure print features. This clearly highlights most SMEs are in danger of losing critical information that could hamper business growth and the need for users to utilise features that enable them to print documents securely.
In light of this, Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging and business solutions has embarked on a user awareness campaign to enable organisations to educate and equip individuals to securely print documents. Canon’s Universal Login Manager (ULM) and uniFLOW solution is designed to address this requirement in the MENA region
“Paper records are the most significant source of a data breach, second only to losing a laptop or other data device. Canon has addressed this issue with its unique Universal Login Manager (ULM) solution. ULM delivers convenient user authentication through proximity cards or picture logins. With ULM, confidential jobs can be held centrally on a print server and are only released when the user authenticates at the device. The user can go to any device in any location with the knowledge that their job will be printed securely,” said Hendrik Verbrugghe, Marketing Director, Canon Middle East.
uniFLOW - Secure Printing
For larger organisations, taking security to the next level is possible with the uniFLOW Secure Printing solution. Through this users can send their sensitive documents to network printers and have the job printed only when they are physically standing in front of the printer. This could be a printer on a different floor, building, city or even in a different country.
This is particularly beneficial in regular office scenarios where users send the same document to print many times after making corrections, users send print jobs to the wrong printer, if a printer is unavailable, they need to walk back to their PC and re-send their document to another printer and at the end sometimes printed documents are left unattended at printer and picked up by the wrong person
Swipe and Avatar Login
With this feature, users need to swipe their ID, click on their avatar, or enter their user name and password to login. For additional security, a second level of authentication can be implemented by requiring pin code entry after swiping the ID or selecting an avatar.
Control Access Management
Organisations can secure their printer from unauthorised usage and control usage rights based on user roles. For example, for employees who print a lot of unnecessary colour documents, restrict printing to black and white duplex. Employees who handle sensitive documentation can have scanning rights removed to increase security of these documents.
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About Canon Middle East
Canon Middle East, a subsidiary of Canon Europe, is the operational headquarters for Canon in the Middle East and North Africa and is based in Dubai, UAE.
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realize their own passion for image.
Further information about Canon Middle East is available at: www.canon-me.com
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