Stomp Out Security Threats with Canon’s Latest Enterprise Solutions

Canon's New Edition of Award-Winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform Focuses on Security Features and Workflow Efficiency
Canon's New Edition of Award-Winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform Focuses on Security Features and Workflow Efficiency

With organizations honing in on IT security and compliance efforts with data privacy regulations, Canon U.S.A., a Double Award Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for two consecutive years, has debuted its third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition platform.

Building upon the success and reliability of its predecessors, the new lineup features Security Information Event Management (SIEM) integration and other cybersecurity feature enhancements that allow for efficient activity monitoring and threat detection that extend beyond traditional MFP security features designed to help prevent unauthorized access to organizational assets.

The solutions expand Canon’s existing focus on reliability and workflow efficiency.

(The imageRUNNER ADVANCE Control security video highlights how the new third edition models provide users and administrators with high levels of control over their MFPs, their network communications, and their documents. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube. Posted on Feb 4, 2019.)

“Enterprises are in a transformative time, and the harsh reality is that with such disruptive innovation can come hacks, data attacks, and other security vulnerabilities that pose risk to an organization’s confidential information,” explained Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

“We integrated new security features at the design level of the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE models to help equip our customers with a comprehensive enterprise solution that can help improve business efficiency.”

This is the first line of MFPs from Canon to incorporate SIEM integration which collect and analyze machine data from across an organization’s IT environment to provide organizations with real-time indicators of potential security violations.

Many organizations currently relying on SIEM systems are either manually importing data from their printers into SIEM, or not including their printers in SIEM monitoring at all.

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction print solutions make it possible to easily include printers in a company’s existing comprehensive security monitoring.

Additional security features include Verify System at Startup, a process of utilizing a Root of Trust (RoT) to help protect the device boot code, firmware, and applications from unauthorized modification, and automatic security certificate updates to help reduce the burden on IT teams.

(See a brief user support video highlighting the how to set up Verify System at Startup on Canon’s Third Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Edition models. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube. Posted on Feb 4, 2019.)

In the coming months, Canon plans to offer further development in the information security market landscape by continuing to enhance its product integration in areas such as runtime detection to help further protect against intrusion.

With business strategies favoring higher levels of productivity, Canon builds on its workflow efficiency with this launch.

The new lineup includes improved OCR accuracy for better data records, and a seamless and intuitive user experience.

(See the scanning with OCR feature of Canon’s Third Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Edition models. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube. Posted on Feb 4, 2019.)

The new home screen can help employees stay organized and the timeline feature can easily recall previous jobs by user.

Additionally, Canon is introducing enhancements to cloud-based solutions to help enable flexibility and workflow efficiency.

To help users easily access scan profiles, print from available cloud destinations at their imageRUNNER ADVANCE device, and easily track usage by specific departments, updates to the optional uniFLOW Online solution include Print from Cloud, Scan Template Library, and Central Department Management and Reporting, respectively.

Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.

“It is our intention that continuous development of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE portfolio through ongoing product updates, new features through our Unified Firmware Platform and tight collaboration with solutions like uniFLOW Online can help secure and improve customer document workflows now, and into the Office of the Future,” added Yoshida.

For additional information regarding the new third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE third edition solutions, visit

The following third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition models are scheduled to be available in the coming months:

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4500 III Series

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6500 III Series

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 III Series

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE C356iF III Series

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 III Series

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 III Series, and

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7500 III Series

(Learn More. Introducing Canon’s Third Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Third Edition models. Courtesy of Canon U.S.A. and YouTube. Posted on Feb 4, 2019.)

Canon U.S.A. Takes Home the Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Canon U.S.A.

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Data Storage Security Solution

  • Therefore Information Mgmt, Workflow & Business Analytics


2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Access Control & Authentication System

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE + uniFLOW + imageWARE Secure Audit Manager

  • *Canon U.S.A. is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner

(Therefore™’s powerful information management solutions safeguard your business information and give you greater productivity, reactivity, flexibility, and visibility into your processes, leading to streamlined business operations, more engaged employees, and better customer service. Courtesy of Canon Solutions America and YouTube.)

Axis Communications

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Thermal, Infrared Camera System

  • AXIS Q87 Bispectral PTZ Network Camera Series

  • Additionally, Axis Communications is a Canon Company, who has been recognized with multiple wins in each of the 2017 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program respectively

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

Kristen Goldberg, Director, Marketing and Product Planning at Canon USA, accepting a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award at ISC East
Kristen Goldberg, Director, Marketing and Product Planning at Canon USA, accepting a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award at ISC East.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, 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 which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting 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.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.