Canon U.S.A. Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce that its uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, and imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express solutions are competing in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform, a line of multifunction print devices, offers a range of security capabilities and options that can help facilitate the confidentiality, accessibility, and availability of information.

Its Universal Login Manager application helps users retrieve sensitive prints once he/she authenticates, including sensitive information.

To help limit unauthorized distribution of sensitive information, various device functions can be disabled for individual users.

Visual and audible original reminder notifications can also alert employees when sensitive documents are left at a device.

Canon U.S.A. imageRUNNER ADVANCE series

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE series includes copier and printer devices designed to help facilitate the confidentiality, accessibility, and availability of an organization’s intellectual property.

It features a security authentication schema.

(The imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform offers many enhancements that support device customization, reliable performance, and the features designed to meet the needs of diverse environments, as well as the workflow requirements of individual users. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube)

Additional multilayered security solutions incorporated into the  imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform include:

  • HDD Data Encryption can help protect information sent to the device
  • HDD Erase can remove latent images after each task
  • HDD Format can remove and overwrite data on the hard drive when the device is retired from use
  • IPsec to help provide security features for data as it navigates the network
  • 0 to provide communication route encryption and enable files to be transmitted to SMB3.0 servers with security features, as well as
  • A Trusted Platform Module, which is a security chip with tamper-resistant hardware to help limit access to passwords and encryption keys

Canon U.S.A. uniFLOW Solution

The uniFLOW solution can help save organization’s time and money by providing controls over its compatible printer and multifunction printer and scanner fleet.

Its Secure Print functionalities and user tracking features help organizations of all sizes limit access to their confidential documents.

(Learn About uniFLOW Online – Secure cloud printing for business. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube)

The uniFLOW platform is an end-to-end printing, scanning, and device management solution that can help improve the control and efficiency of imageRUNNER ADVANCE and other compatible multifunctional printer devices, in addition to providing security features.

The platform provides business employees the ability to control and monitor access to sensitive information with its enhanced authentication and user tracking features.

To help limit unauthorized use of devices, uniFLOW requires users to identify themselves at a device.

imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series User Interface
imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series User Interface

Its Secure Print functionality allows users to send sensitive documents to network printers from desktops and compatible mobile devices.

When using this function, regardless of how users submit a print job, documents only print when the user is physically standing at the device and authenticates.

Canon U.S.A. imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express

The imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express module is a network device security solution that delivers detailed oversight of an organization’s document-related activities on compatible devices.

The imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express module is available as an optional component within uniFLOW.

It is the first Canon solution to capture, archive, and audit the activities and images that occur on Canon solutions, including compatible imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices.

It records device activity and can trigger email alerts when specific keywords identified by the administrator are printed, scanned, faxed, copies, or sent to help protect an organization’s intellectual property.

By monitoring device-related activities, it may help deter workers from leaking important and valuable information.

And if a keyword identified by the administrator is used, the system automatically logs and distributes actionable intelligence to the appropriate parties chosen by the administrator.

Canon U.S.A. at a Glance

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.

Toyotsugu Kuwamura, Executive VP & GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.
Toyotsugu Kuwamura, Executive VP & GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.

As an innovator in print-related solutions and mobile print applications with a wide array of security features, Canon U.S.A. recently received two prestigious BLI PaceSetter Awards in the Document Imaging Security and Mobile Print categories, from Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI).

“Canon prides itself on its security initiatives and continued attention to top privacy concerns related to document imaging,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.

“Our latest generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP systems includes many advanced security features as standard, and our strong uniFLOW platform gives our customers the ability to control and monitor access to sensitive information.”

“In addition to security being top of mind, our wide-reaching mobile print solutions offer customers the flexibility demanded in today’s work environment.”

(Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube)

Canon USA uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, and imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express Solutions competing in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech), as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Canon’s uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, and imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express solutions will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Access Control & Authentication Solutions.


Good luck to Canon U.S.A. in the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more about uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, and imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express, visit the company’s website at