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Canon imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Awarded as "Outstanding Document Security Solution"

Fall 2009

Unique among security solutions BLI has evaluated to date, Canon imageWARE Secure Audit Manager has been awarded a Fall 2009 “Pick” as Outstanding Document Security Solution. This information-security solution captures job log information, text data and images in a company’s print, scan, copy, fax and send job streams to create a complete audit trail of all activities centered around Canon imageRUNNER MFPs. Moreover, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager software offers proactive protection, automatically performing an OCR conversion of each file and notifying a designated administrator if particular keywords or phrases set by the administrator are detected. In that way, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager puts companies in a position to discourage the leakage of information before it occurs, and provides an audit trail of where the leak came from in the event that one does occur. The solution is designed for government, legal, finance and education practices, as well as any business or department that handles sensitive information.
“Most businesses now have systems in place to protect their valuable electronic data from hackers and other outside intruders. But the bigger threat to a company’s confidential and closely held information—intellectual property, customer data, proprietary product information and other sensitive material—comes from careless or unscrupulous employees within an organization,” said BLI Associate Editor Jamie Bsales. “Canon imageWARE Secure Audit Manager is a unique solution that can create an audit trail of all MFP activity and alert the appropriate personnel within an organization should a data breach occur.”
The system captures all data and images in a company’s print, copy, scan, send and fax streams, then performs OCR in the background and checks the results against any keywords or phrases set by the administrator. For example, the copying or faxing of a memo headed “Confidential” or containing the name of a product still under development could trigger an alert, and the administrator could check the job log to see the user ID and other information associated with that suspect job. The solution is completely transparent to the end user, and easy to administer thanks to Canon’s intuitive System Manager Web-based administration utility.
Canon Secure Audit Manager earned top marks in the majority of areas evaluated, such as feature set, security, and customer support and training. The solution is available from the Canon Professional Services organization, Canon Business Services agents and authorized Canon equipment dealers.
About BLI’s Picks
Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support.
Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a Five-Star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.