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5 Security Facts About Sharp MFPs and Your Business

The printers sitting in your office are as vulnerable to an attack by hackers as any other networked computer. Here we look at five ways that Sharp handles this challenge and offers protection for your information across its range of MFPs (Multi-Function Printers).

Sharp’s extensive range of MFPs come with a range of essential security features and security modes, and we offer a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning document management solutions, helping you to keep your business information safe. The Sharp Security Reference Chart details the full range of standard and optional features we offer.

We take your business processes and security, both on and offsite, very seriously. That is why we’re constantly adding to and improving the security options on Sharp MFPs.

Data Security – The World’s First and Highest Rated MFPs

Data security is a fundamental component for MFP and printer security. Sharp MFPs include standard and/or optional security features that protect data stored on the device or in transition.

Sharp was the world’s first MFP manufacturer to achieve Common Criteria certification and was also the first to receive EAL 4 for a data security kit.

Data Encryption

When data encryption is enabled on a Sharp MFP, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm 256-bit method is used on communication and on the data before it is written to RAM and the hard disk or solid state drive.

Data Overwrite

Up to 10 times programmable overwrite is used to erase data on Sharp MFP HDD. The data is overwritten by random numbers. The data overwrite method can be customised to meet each organisation’s security requirements.

End of Lease

When the device is retired, Sharp document systems offer standard End-of-Lease features to ensure that all confidential data is overwritten before the device leaves the facility.

Network security

Sharp MFPs feature an intelligent network interface, essentially a firewall, that can limit access to specific computers on a network by IP or MAC address, and selectively enable or disable any protocol or service port on each device.

Sharp continues to be regarded as one of the industry’s security innovators with businesses and government agencies around the world depending on Sharp to keep their confidential data safe from unauthorised access.

If you would like to know more about Sharp MFPs and how our solutions can help your business better protect company information, please Get In Touch.


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