For its efforts in offering cloud print and scan solutions with built-in security features that can help users modernize some of their scanning and printing processes – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, earned a pair of 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Gold awards from American Security Today.
Garnering a Gold Award in the Best Access Control and Authentication Solution category, uniFLOW Online helped Canon win an ‘ASTORS’ award for the sixth consecutive year overall, extending a streak that began in 2017.
The uniFLOW Online solution was recognized for its usability, flexible and straightforward design, advanced scanning, robust security features and enhanced cloud functionality.
(Did you know that using cloud-based servers for your document workflows saves you money? uniFLOW Online gives you this and much more such as providing a user-friendly interface allowing you to manage and track your organization’s print activity. Courtesy of Canon Europe and YouTube.)
Additionally, the Canon Office Cloud service won a Gold award for Canon U.S.A. in the Best Device Visibility and Control category.
The Canon Office Cloud service has achieved a moderate-level FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO), being a United States federal government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and contentious monitoring for cloud products and services.
The ‘ASTORS’ Award winners were selected by an expert panel of American Security Today judges, and award categories were presented at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels.
“Winning multiple prestigious ‘ASTORS’ awards from American Security Today is a great honor and a testament to the variety of benefits offered by solutions Canon offers in the areas of access control and device visibility,” said Katsuhiro “Jerry” Matsufuji, Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
“It is rewarding to see uniFLOW Online recognized by AST for its variety of benefits, including robust security features and its ability to help track and measure print costs.”
Through the uniFLOW Online solution, businesses can utilize an extensive collection of output management features while benefitting from the ability to employ the Secure Printing feature and device authentication.
The solution helps make it easy for users to be productive at home and in the office when printing and scanning, providing a consistent user interface across its print environment, and Canon continues to update and enhance uniFLOW Online to evolve along with changing needs of work environments.
The Secure Print functionality of the uniFLOW Online solution allows users to send documents to supported imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX Series printers from both desktops and compatible mobile devices.
(Increased robustness of secure printing across locations: uniFLOW Online’s latest release improves its secure printing capabilities for users working in various locations. To make the right devices available to the user, uniFLOW Online could already automatically detect from which location a user was printing. This release provides additional fail-over mechanisms to determine the correct place, improving the system’s robustness. On top, the accounting capabilities of uniFLOW Online have been extended with an automatic export of accounting data to various cloud storage systems. Courtesy of uniFLOW Online and YouTube.)
Canon Office Cloud is a cloud-based platform with Managed Print Services (MPS) capabilities designed to help Canon customers, as well as users of many third-party printers, manage their compatible print device fleet and output. Powered by uniFLOW Online and Netaphor SiteAudit solutions, these MPS solutions can help users efficiently manage compatible print infrastructures and gain print activity insights.
“ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” AST’s editorial director Tammy Waitt said.
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Canon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and Latin America, and the Caribbean markets.
With approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., has ranked in the top-five overall in U.S. patents granted for 36 consecutive years and was one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022.
(Learn More about Canon U.S.A. As a leader in advanced digital imaging, Canon offers a comprehensive line-up of award-winning office imaging solutions and services. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube.)
Canon U.S.A. was featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work.
Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
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Canon U.S.A. Recognized for Sixth Year in Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Canon U.S.A. (First of Two)
Best IT Access Control & Authentication Solution
The solution is recognized for its usability, flexible and straightforward design, advanced scanning, robust security features, and enhanced cloud functionality.
uniFLOW Online helps customers control access to their systems and critical information.
Combining multifunctional devices with a print management solution prevents unauthorized use and keeps valuable and confidential information safe.
With uniFLOW Online, administrators can ensure users have identified themselves at the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX device and leverage the secure Scan-to-Email print functionality.
Documents are only printed when a user is physically standing at a device and authenticates, regardless of whether they submitted the print job from their desktop PC or mobile device.
(Did you know that using cloud-based servers for your document workflows saves you money? uniFLOW Online gives you this and much more such as providing a user-friendly interface allowing you to manage and track your organization’s print activity. Courtesy of uniFLOW Online and YouTube.)
Canon U.S.A. (Second of Two)
Best Device Visibility and Control Solution
Aligning with its commitment to being a strong technology partner for helping users in modernizing core IT systems, Canon Office Cloud service has achieved a moderate-level FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO).
Efficiently manage print infrastructure, gain print activity insights, use security features while printing and scanning, and help reduce associated IT costs.
Canon Office Cloud is a cloud-based platform with Managed Print Services (MPS) capabilities designed to help Canon customers, as well as users of many third-party printer, manage their compatible print device fleet and output.
Powered by uniFLOW Online and Netaphor SiteAudit solutions, these cost-efficient MPS solutions can help users efficiently manage print infrastructures, gain print activity insights, use security features2 while printing and scanning, and reduce associated IT costs.
Additionally, uniFLOW Online’s ability to securely hold print jobs can help reduce the risk of both information disclosures of unattended prints, and the touching of another user’s printed documents.
*Canon U.S.A. has now been recognized as a Multiple ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champion for their Sixth Consecutive Year in the Annual Homeland Security Awards Program.
Additionally, Axis Communications, a Canon Company, has also been recognized in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs, respectively.
Homeland Security remains at the forefront of our national conversation as we experience an immigration crisis along our southern border and crime rates that are dramatically higher than before the Pandemic across the United States.
These challenges have become a national priority with an influx of investments in innovative new technologies and systems.
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The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony Luncheon Banquet, an exclusive, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City.
This year’s exclusive sold-out ‘ASTORS’ luncheon featured representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders who came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines, and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force, to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program emphasized the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders.
The keynote address was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, who described the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our borders and Homeland.
The resounding theme of the DEAC’s remarks was her pride in the women and men of the CBP and their families who support them.
AST was also joined by Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton, who spoke, as always, about his love for the City of New York, the Profession of law enforcement to which he has dedicated his life, and for which he continues to drive thought leadership and innovation.
New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, came out to address Luncheon attendees and shared some of his experiences and the changes in policing he’s witnessed over his more than three decades of service.
FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with a special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
Chief Jardin spoke about the continuing health battle of many following 9/11 with cancer and respiratory disease, yet now knowing the full consequences, would not have made a different decision to respond.
As Chief Jardin noted, mission-driven service is in the lifeblood of every firefighter, volunteer and sworn and has been so throughout the history of the Fire Service.
Former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, Katherine Schweit joined AST to sign complimentary copies of her book, ‘STOP THE KILLING: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis,’ thanks to the generosity of our 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by NEC National Security Systems (NSS), ATI Systems, Automatic Systems of America, guardDog AI, Fortior Solutions, IPVideo Corporation, Rajant Corporation, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
We were pleased to welcome the esteemed New York City Fire Department (FDNY); the New York City Police Department (NYPD); and the NYC Hospital Police, as well as Executive Management from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and many other DHS agencies, Federal law enforcement agencies, and private/public partnerships such as the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), the 30×30 Initiative, a coalition of professionals advancing the representation of women in policing; and Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) (rail safety advocates).
The prestigious Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
In 2022 over 240 distinguished guests representing Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields.
Each year, to keep our communities safe and secure, security dealers, installers, integrators, and consultants, along with corporate, government, and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, convene in New York City to network, learn and evaluate the latest technologies and solutions from premier exhibiting brands at ISC East, the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM EXPO), and the ASIS NYC Expo.
ISC East is the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, hosted in collaboration with sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC.
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their Legacy of Wins, include:
Advanced Detection Technologies, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Cellbusters, CornellCookson, CyberArk Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, High Rise Escape Systems, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Select Engineering Services LLC, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and West Virginia American Access Control Systems, just to name a few!
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Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
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To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Be On the LookOut for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2022 ‘A Year in Review’.
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It will serve as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2022 Products and Services’ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware, and Networking Security – to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It will also include featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
A complete list of 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners will be announced shortly.
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