Canon Announces Two Alliances to Improve Document Security
At the 2018 One Canon press and analyst event yesterday in Hollywood, Fla., Canon Solutions America announced a pair of alliances to bring better document security to its customers.
Canon will work with Agile Cybersecurity Solutions (ACS), a Washington, D.C. cybersecurity firm serving governmental agencies and major private sector companies, and Vera, a data security company that specializes in enabling businesses to secure, track and share data, no matter where it's stored or located.
By referring customers to these esteemed organizations and helping its customers connect with experts in cybersecurity, Canon Solutions America provides tools and resources so that they will receive training, guidance and consulting services to help address security concerns.
"Security is a journey, not a destination. It requires what we at ACS call a Predict, Prevent, and Persist methodology, which is a holistic precognitive approach to maintaining a secure environment," says ACS CEO Carlos Fernandes, who has spoken about security issues in IPG webinars and events over the past year.
With data breaches becoming increasingly prevalent, ACS and its team of "Cyber SEALs" help businesses to establish a top-tier security posture, mitigate risk, provide incidence response, and even offer Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services.
Peter Kowalczuk, Canon Solutions America President, echoes Mr. Fernandes' excitement. "Our mission has always been to offer our customers solutions and services that can enable business growth, provide improvements in productivity and efficiency, and help protect information as it flows both inside and outside of an organization. Working with ACS, our abilities enter into a new dimension of customer service that can have a profound effect on the welfare of our customers."
Kowalczuk also praised Vera's encryption and data protection technology, which will help Canon Solutions America customers protect their data anywhere, any time and give them the ability to control access to that data at the file level.
“Through our new relationship with Vera, we can help our customers with protecting their information throughout their organization, including documents scanned on Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs, and help secure workflows across a complex organization,” he said.
Vera's innovative data-centric security platform gives customers the ability to encrypt, track, and help control how content is accessed, or how it's shared. Combining Vera's strong security and dynamic control with Canon Solutions America's innovative digital and business services platform, customers will now have access to powerful new security capabilities, designed to give users dynamic access control over their files.
As part of this new relationship, Canon Solutions America's sales force will provide Vera products and services as a core offering of their Security Solutions and Services portfolio. Additionally, Canon Solutions America plans to integrate Vera's data security solution across its solutions portfolio to provide its customers with the tools to help protect sensitive files as they flow in and out of customer systems.
Canon Solutions America has chosen Vera to:
- Enable secure content and file sharing: From local storage to cloud content management, Vera helps to ensure only authorized parties can access sensitive files. The platform has the ability to seamlessly boost the security of any file that leaves an organization with additional encryption, file-level usage rights, and document classification, and can maintain that control where the file travels.
- Provide dynamic authentication for critical information: Vera's policy-driven, multi-factor authentication protects highly-classified information, helping to ensure only authorized recipients can access it. Based on the sensitivity of a document, where it's been stored, and who has access, Vera has the capability to require additional authentication factors to confirm they are the right party to access sensitive data.
- Help customers comply with EU regulations and protect customer data: Vera helps to accelerate enterprises' ability to comply with a complex web of state, federal and international regulations, including the EU's impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Vera seeks to provide a 360-degree audit trail and chain of custody which is necessary for global risk and compliance officers to help control what users can and cannot do with enterprise data while simultaneously using technology which helps preserve their security, across all applications, devices, and platforms.
"Our mission is to protect our customer's most sensitive data, anywhere and always," said Ajay Arora, CEO and co-founder of Vera. "Canon's products are at the center of how businesses around the world work, and we're inspired by their philosophy of working together for the common good. Through our new relationship, we are going to advance the way organizations collaborate, create, and share their visions, more securely."
As companies seek frictionless security solutions to protect personal and corporate data, this relationship brings together Vera's industry-leading data security platform with Canon's suite of innovative products that shape our experience every day. This dynamic platform helps organizations take strides toward adhering with the information security CIA standard of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. Businesses can now have the ability to get 360-degree insight into how confidential data is being accessed, the ability to instantly revoke file access, and the tools they need to continually set and adapt security policies, even after information has left their network.