Modern Canon Multifunction Devices (MFDs) provide print, copy, scan, send and fax functionality. MFDs are computer servers in their own right, providing a number of networked services along with significant hard drive storage.

When an organisation introduces these devices into their infrastructure, there are a number of areas that should be addressed as part of the wider security strategy, which should look to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of networked systems.

Clearly, deployments will differ and organisations will have their own specific security requirements. While we work together to ensure that Canon devices are shipped with appropriate initial security settings, Canon aim to further support this by providing a number of configuration settings to enable you to more closely align the device to the requirements of your specific situation.

This document is designed to provide sufficient information to enable you to discuss with your Canon service provider the most appropriate settings for your environment. It should be noted that not all device hardware has the same level of capability and different system software may provide different functionality. Once decided, the final configuration can be applied to your device or fleet.

As a Canon Platinum Partner, we’re committed to ensuring our clients adhere to best practice at all times. Please feel free to contact us for further information and support.

Who is this guide meant for?

This document is aimed at anybody who is concerned with the design, implementation and securing of office multifunction devices (MFDs) within a network infrastructure. This includes IT and network specialists, IT security professionals and service personnel.

Scope and coverage
The guide explains and advises on the configuration settings for two typical network environments, so that organisations can securely implement an MFD solution based on best practice.
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