Protect Your Data from Vulnerability with Sharp Copier Security

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Leading Security Features of Sharp BP Copiers

Threat protection for confidential data, device access and network safeguards

MFPs and printers are integral parts of an organization’s document workflows and business processes. It is important to remember that print devices are exposed to many types of threats.

Physical Security Threats

Unprotected devices lead to unauthorized access and printing. Confidential information can be accidentally or even purposely copied from stored documents, taken from the output tray or scanned without authorization.

Network Security Threats

Unauthorized users can obtain confidential information, unleash a Denial of Service (DOS) attack, or even launch malware on the device via a network connection. Through a corporate LAN, communications could be intercepted or transmitted without permission. Even MFP data stored on the local drive or in memory could be compromised or stolen if not protected.

Securely managing business and user data is critical for corporations to be successful. Sharp addresses these concerns by providing a suite of integrated security features designed to help protect your information and document assets.

Bitdefender Antimalware Threat Protection

Copiers need strong protection from cybercriminals that have learned how to compromise unsecured devices to gain access to the network. Bitdefender antimalware technology provides an additional layer of protection against all known and unknown malware threats including viruses, trojans, worms, ransomware, spyware, and more. Available on most Sharp copiers.


Sharp Printer Security Suite

Sharp helps IT administrators and organizations achieve optimal document security through the Sharp Security Suite. The Sharp Security Suite is effective at helping prevent unauthorized access to your network and your most confidential information. Sharp MFPs utilize a multi-layered approach for protection—providing exceptional and extensive control over the users, devices, ports, protocols and applications that access Sharp MFPs on your network.

The Sharp Security Suite includes:

  • Sharp MFP standard security features
  • Sharp's Data Security Kit (Commercial and Common Criteria Certified versions)
  • Print driver security features
  • Sharp OSA technology-enabled security applications

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Sharp Data Security

Protect your organization’s critical and confidential data assets with Sharp’s multi-layered approach to security that includes an extensive set of standard security features and optional Data Security Kits (DSKs).

Standard MFP security coupled with optional DSK security protects and controls the major MFP systems and subsystems (print, copy, scan, fax jobs, network settings, memory components, local user interface). The Sharp data encryption method uses the 256*-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm on all data before it is written to RAM and the hard disk drive. It also provides overwriting routines (up to 10-times overwrite) to ensure that all information is virtually irretrievable by unauthorized users. In addition, an End-Of-Lease feature ensures that all data is erased before returning, or relinquishing control of the MFP.

* Encryption level varies per model.

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Sharp Network Interface

Threats to data and information can result from unauthorized access to the MFP or printer, or by various forms of malicious network intrusion attempts and hacks.

Sharp MFPs’ intelligent network interface provides an extensive set of access and network control security features designed to prevent these threats as well as document improper device access.

  • Access Control Security
  • Data And Information Security
  • Network Security
  • Fax Security
  • Audit Trail Security
  • Document Security
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Security Standards

Sharp MFPs provide significant and robust control over information access, transmission and tracking to facilitate compliance with stringent mandates. Sharp can help your organization meet the information security requirements found in the Private Sector and Corporate Organizations as well as Public Sector and Government Organizations.

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