Keep your data where it belongs
A significant security risk, which is often completely underestimated, is document and information processing via the multifunctional device (MFP). Virtually every manufacturer of printing devices offers a variety of security features for their MFPs. Most competitors in the market use whitelisting as the highest security level for MFPs. The whitelist functionality often suggests a partnership with an anti-virus provider, which, however, is usually not technically implemented.
Why Bitdefender® is the best solution for you
In cooperation with Bitdefender®, our virus scanning solution is unique in the market, offering comprehensive protection for your MFP(s), thanks to:
Whitelisting operates by defining which applications may be run on a device. However, malicious documents frequently exploit vulnerabilities in whitelisted processes (for more details, see e.g. Faxploit*). Whitelisting will not help protect against vulnerabilities; documents need to be scanned for exploits to prevent this happening. At the same time, a lot of malware nowadays utilizes a so-called “Living off the land” technique, with malware execut-ing its malicious activity using only those tools that are already installed in the printer image, i.e. are whitelisted. Bitdefender® implements whitelisting differently: No file is whitelisted simply because it has a digital signature. Instead, each process and each document is scanned for being malicious, providing a much higher level of protection.
Once the real-time scan feature in Bitdefender® is enabled, no further settings are required. Regardless of the application, file format or user, all incoming and outgoing data are scanned without additional setup or extra work by the operator.
ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL FEATURES
Further settings can be defined in order to create an extra layer of security. Periodic scanning is possible and enables the administrator to set a specific time to scan all data stored on the device, while whitelisting does not provide such functionality.
Bitdefender® can be updated multiple times per day to include the latest threats detected in the digital office environment and react instantly whenever new vulnerabilities are found. In comparison, whitelisting is a totally static approach. For instance, if a new vulnerability is detected in the printer software, users have to wait until this is fixed by the printer manufacturer, which can take months.