McAfee Embedded Control is now an additional standard security feature on the third edition of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Generation 3 multi-function devices

    Ho Chi Minh City, November 29th, 2019 – Canon and McAfee, the leading device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide businesses with embedded protection against malware execution and tampering of firmware and applications running on multi-function devices (MFDs). Through the partnership, McAfee Embedded Control now comes as an additional standard security feature on the third edition of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Generation 3 MFDs, helping businesses strengthen the commonly overlooked endpoint security.

    “Security is among the top priorities of businesses today as cyber threats continue to develop in sophistication,” said Mr Satoru Takeda, General Director of Canon Marrketing Vietnam. “Our imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFDs are highly secure by design, but with the ever-evolving cyber security landscape, we strive to bring our customers the latest in security and innovation. We teamed up with McAfee in a strategic partnership to provide our customers with the most up-to-date security, helping them protect their connected devices and valuable data against today's vulnerabilities and tomorrow’s unknown threats.”

    “As the number of connected devices in an organisation grows, so do the risks from malware and attacks,” said Brent Smith, Director of OEM Sales, McAfee. “McAfee Embedded Control ensures the integrity of systems by only allowing authorised access to devices and blocking unauthorised executables. We are excited about this partnership with Canon to help provide their customers with greater assurance that confidential business data will remain protected.”

    McAfee Embedded Control protects millions of devices worldwide such as ATMs and retail point-of-sale systems, defending against zero-day and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks. By blocking the execution of unauthorised applications through intelligent whitelisting, McAfee Embedded Control helps reduce the risk posed by sophisticated malware, such as worms, viruses, and Trojans. The security feature ensures that only Canon-approved, authorised updates can run on the imageRUNNER ADVANCE system, helping to prevent tampering of existing firmware and applications, as well as safeguard businesses against malicious attacks and data breaches.

     “As enterprises continue to undergo their own respective digital transformations, it will become increasingly important for office equipment manufacturers to integrate cybersecurity features at the design level,” said Keith Kmetz, Program Vice President of Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions, IDC. “Canon and McAfee design engineers joining forces to create an MFP that embeds these features into the device is a significant step in the future printing industry.”

    McAfee Embedded Control adds to the extensive range of security features incorporated into the third edition of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Generation 3 MFDs, and is now available as a standard feature, once enabled. Users of the existing third edition imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFDs can initiate a  firmware update via Canon’s System Platform and benefit from the additional security feature effortlessly.

    About Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited:

    Canon’s products reached Vietnam market in the early years of the 1980s through its authorized distributor. Over the past 14 years, Canon has marked its very active presence with the establishment of 04 factories in industrial zones such as Thang Long - Hanoi, Que Vo and Tien Son - Bac Ninh, Pho Noi - Hung Yen, and Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited. In addition to creating jobs for more than 25,000 people, Canon has also contributed to Vietnam’s social development goals through its meaningful CSR activities. Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited is operating under the directions and support from Canon Asia Marketing Group, and Canon Singapore Private Limited Company, Canon’s regional headquarter for South and Southeast Asia. Besides having Le Bao Minh as the Distributor, Canon also involves more than 300 dealers in Vietnam.

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