Konica Minolta announced the release of its new cloud service, Shield Guard, for remote security monitoring and management for bizhub MFPs. A platform that provides automatic notifications and remediation, Shield Guard allows businesses to control the security status of their fleets of MFPs from anywhere.
Security vulnerabilities with multifunctional print devices begin when they are connected to the network with factory-default configuration settings in place. And with distributed workforces dominating the workplace for nearly two years now, the security of MFPs is more critical than ever. Managing security settings of multiple MFPs is difficult, and network administrators often struggle with setting and remembering strong passwords.
Businesses need to overcome these challenges or face the ramifications of data breaches, which can have drastic effects. In fact, a recent study by Allianz reports that 71 percent of customers said they would leave an organization after a data breach. By installing Shield Guard, businesses can enjoy immediate peace of mind that their bizhub MFPs are protected.
Shield Guard, in conjunction with bizhub SECURE and bizhub SECURE Platinum or bizhub SECURE Healthcare offers advanced administration control features which allow enhanced management over data, remotely via the cloud. The solution makes fleet management easy and efficient – managing security policies, grouping devices, and creating reports that can be exported and distributed internally. Alerts notify administrators of at-risk devices, unsecured MFP settings, and device and policy assessments as they happen.
“Threats to data security continue to rise as sensitive information passes through MFPs every day, inviting more digital crime and making it necessary to continually step up our security game,” said Chris Bilello, vice president, Solutions Business Development, Konica Minolta. “Shield Guard is a huge differentiator for us, enabling our bizhub line of MFPs to offer 100% cloud-based device management, reducing the time and effort needed to ensure MFPs are secure.”