Securing Your Print Environment:

June 20, 2024
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Enhancing Data Security with Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX


In today’s digital age, data security is of utmost importance for organizations. With the increasing reliance on complex networks and technology, safeguarding sensitive information has become a critical task. Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imagePRESS Lite Series offer advanced security features to help organizations gain high levels of control over their multifunction printers (MFPs), network communications, and documents. In this blog post, we will explore the various security features provided by these series and how they can enhance data security.

Control Your Multifunction Printers

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imagePRESS Lite Series offer advanced security features for MFPs, ensuring peace of mind for organizations. Let’s take a look at some of these features:

Control Device Access

Administrators can control who has access to the MFP and its features using flexible authentication methods such as PIN, username and password, or card login. Access restrictions can be applied at an individual, group, or customized role level. Additionally, administrators can define the level of access for unregistered users, such as visitors.

Control Access to Administration Settings

Device configurations and control options are available only to users with administrator privileges. This prevents intentional or accidental changes to device functions and permissions. Administrators can set password requirements and even access the device remotely for comprehensive control.

Centralized Security Settings

Security settings can be configured from a centralized location, accessible only to authorized users. This allows organizations to separate security administration from device administration, ensuring controlled access to certain controls. Security policy settings can be monitored, and changes can be tracked through notifications.

Your Valuable Data

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imagePRESS Lite models provide standard support for storage device encryption, protecting sensitive information stored on the storage device. Data protection features include robust data erase options and AES 256-bit encryption on Solid State Drives. The devices also verify the device boot process, firmware, and applications at startup to prevent tampering by malicious third parties.

Control Your Network Communications

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imagePRESS Lite Series offer a range of security solutions to protect data during network communications. Let’s explore some of these features:

Encrypt Network Traffic

IPsec and TLS 1.3 encryption protocols are used to safeguard the exchange of data at the communications level. These protocols encrypt inbound and outbound network traffic, confirm sender identity, and ensure unaltered transmission receipt, thereby keeping information safe in transit.

Network Connections

The series supports the IEEE 802.1x protocol, providing authentication to network devices and establishing a closed connection. This helps prevent unwanted users from connecting to the network, whether through a wired connection or a mobile device.

Integrates with SIEM Systems

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX platform integrates with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems. This integration provides real-time insights into network activity, allowing administrators to set up alerts for potential issues and threats to the network and printers.

Control Your Documents

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imagePRESS Lite Series offer various security solutions to protect sensitive documents throughout their lifecycle. Let’s explore some of these features:

Keeping Documents in the Right Hands

To prevent sensitive documents from falling into the wrong hands, users can create a PIN that must be entered at the device to release the job. Administrators can also require users to log in before printing their jobs using various authentication methods.

Workflow Security

The series offers features to prevent misdirected information in everyday office workflows. Scan destinations can be restricted for specific users or groups, limiting the ability to send documents to certain recipients. Address books can be kept confidential and password protected, ensuring that only authorized users can add, edit, or delete information.

Protect Your PDFs

The built-in Encrypted PDF feature supports various levels of encryption for enhanced security when sending confidential documents. Permissions and passwords can be included to control who can open, read, or print the file. Digital signatures can also be added to verify document source and authenticity.


Data security is a top priority for organizations, and Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX and imagePRESS Lite Series offer comprehensive security features to protect MFPs, network communications, and documents. From controlling device access to encrypting network traffic and protecting sensitive documents, these series provide organizations with the tools they need to enhance data security. By implementing these security features, organizations can safeguard sensitive information, protect employee and customer data, and ensure regulatory compliance.

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Bill Siderys