Understandably, copier security is very concerning; nonetheless it’s reality. My experience with the Canon product line-up has shown that Canon take security seriously. Their imageRUNNER and imagePRESS line of products ship standard with a One-time Overwrite feature built-in, meaning that each time a page is copied or printed, the Hard Drive automatically overwrites the previous page’s information with “null” data.
For certain industries that may not be enough. In the event that customers require more security, Canon has two options available that can be added: Hard Disk Drive Data Erase Kit (3 times overwrite with “null” data) or Hard Disk Drive Data Encryption (transforms plain text data using an algorithm to make the data unreadable).
As the video says, a 3rd “fail-safe” option exists. The most secure way to protect your data is to keep the hard drive at the end of the lease or when you trade it in. Your vendor should be able to assist you with this option.
All 3 options listed above will help you to better protect your sensitive information. If you aren’t using any of the options above, at the very least, I would suggest that you ask your vendor to “Initialize Settings” on your multi-functional device. This will wipe clean all stored data on your device’s Hard Drive.
Chris Mathew is a Digital Imaging expert for Signa Digital Solutions, Inc., a provider of Canon & HP digital imaging technology. With more than 6 years of experience in the industry, Chris has worked with small-to-medium sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to help them better understand security risks and to deliver technologically-sound security solutions.
Signa Digital Solutions, Inc. is an independent full line Canon dealer, as well as an HP Elite dealer. With the strongest product line-up in the digital imaging industry, Signa Digital Solutions, Inc. is well-positioned to help customers better manage their print environments.
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