Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced the addition of Symphion’s Printer Fleet Cybersecurity as a ServiceTM to its wide set of security solutions, as part of a strategic collaboration with Symphion, Inc., a leading security configuration management software and services firm. This relationship represents a significant commitment to providing Canon Solutions America clients with a fully inclusive solution that covers entire print fleets—including all makes, models, and ages—beyond the company’s security feature-rich printers and device management software.

Business executives are recognising the risk that Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as printers, pose to their cybersecurity, as well as the severe financial repercussions of inaction. Printers have significant onboard security features, including up to 300 configurable security settings, but these configurations are frequently not used on networks due to cost and technical constraints, leaving these vulnerable devices entirely unsecured is truly the biggest network security risk in recent years.

There wasn’t a real vendor-agnostic solution to address this problem until Symphion. The fact is that large print fleets have hundreds to thousands of devices, each with its own set of makes, models, types, and ages, and no common configuration management system. Printer Fleet Cybersecurity as a Service provides full print fleet cyber hardening solutions as a turnkey service, without involving any customer personnel or contractors to solve this gap and cyber harden all print equipment in big print fleets.

“We’re proud to add industry leader Canon Solutions America as a Symphion partner. With Symphion, they’re clearly taking a leadership position by addressing the global cybersecurity gap that customers face,” said Jim LaRoe, chief executive officer, Symphion, Inc.

“We are excited to build on the success of our Canon Solutions America 5 Pillars of Security offerings with the addition of Symphion’s Printer Fleet Cybersecurity as a Service solution to our portfolio. We continue to develop relationships like this to support our commitment to providing best-in-class cybersecurity services to help our customers keep their proprietary data safe. We look forward to collaborating with Symphion on emerging, innovative security solutions,” said Peter P. Kowalczuk, president, Canon Solutions America.