Network Security

Your data is at risk. It could be altered, stolen or intercepted while being transferred over your network or the internet. Securing your MFPs prevents devices being used in an advanced cyber-attack and safeguards the data stored on the device. Whether you’re scanning, printing, or sharing information, Sharp will help protect your sensitive data through:

 encrypting data on the device

 encrypted Adobe PDF files

 use of SSL protocols

 email encryption

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 (DSK). We are also now recognised as the first manufacturer to comply with the Hard Copy Device Protection Profile (HCDPP) standard. Network and data security continue to be fundamental components of Sharp’s MFPs and printers, with a range of standard and optional security features and tools designed to protect data stored on the device or in transition.

There is also an intelligent network interface and firewall that can restrict access to specific computers on a network, and selectively enable or disable any protocol or service port on each device.

Whether you are looking to secure your MFPs or centralise security management of your printer-fleet we can provide a unique toolset that helps IT administrators manage a consistent print security policy for greater convenience to:

 connect, monitor and manage your devices from one, intuitive central console

 create and deploy your own network and print security policies seamlessly

 achieve compliance with the latest security regulations including GDPR

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Output Security

Sharp offers a comprehensive product portfolio, for output security management that fits any organisation type and size, so you can work effectively, while managing print-related costs. We’ll also help you define policies, and control the access to – and security of – printing.

By assigning permissions to individuals and controlling how they access the printer-fleet, what they can and can’t do, at a department or individual level, you create a print management policy. Anyone can try to print or to log on to the MFP but it will only respond if they have appropriate authorisation and permissions.

Optionally, IT administrators or business owners can simplify login by PIN or card reader, assign credit limits to individuals or groups and introduce a client billing model to their businesses to re-charge departments, projects or clients. All device usage is logged for audit purposes. 

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Document Security

Sharp’s document security suite helps you get more work done, thanks to its intuitive workflow and automation tools. Plus, our secure, robust document management processes mean you can be confident that you are complying with the latest regulations.

You can stop working with fragmented, highly distributed document environments. Instead you can look forward to a fully indexed, centralised data repository that lets your staff spend less time looking for information and more time putting it to good use.

When you upload data and documents you’ll always be prompted to include accurate indexing details descriptive metadata, and with Sharp’s full text search capability, there are always straightforward routes to the data you need and additional benefits from version tracking and audit trail.

Your files are stored in a single, structured, and secure repository on exclusively European Data Centres (local server-based installations are also available).

Your data is protected by access controls, firewalls, state-of- the-art encryption technology, and redundant failover systems. You can also set, change and revoke access permissions by user or by workgroup in a matter of minutes, sharing as much or as little information as you need.