Sharp secure network interface—port management
Securing a company's computer network against hacker, attacker or virus via the Internet is a significant issue in both private and public sectors. If trouble strikes, crucial files could be lost or corrupted, productivity could be hurt, communication lines might be blocked and resources disabled.
Sharp MFPs use unique, embedded firmware not based on the Windows®/Linux® operating system. Therefore, the Sharp MFP’s internal systems are not subject to the same virus vulnerability as Microsoft and Linux operating systems. The unique Sharp architecture provides no user interface and cannot execute downloaded files or commands sent by an attacker to compromise the system.
Sharp MFPs feature an intelligent network interface that can limit access to specific computers on a network by IP or MAC address and selectively enable or disable any protocol or service port on each device. All communications to and from the MFP can utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) for secure transmission over the network and most devices also support SMB, IPv6, IPSec and SNMPv3.
Access can be controlled at 4 levels:
(1) IP address filtering: limits access to select IP addresses
(2) MAC address filtering: limits access to specific PCs regardless of IP address
(3) Protocol Disabling: specific communication protocols are disabled (such as TCP/IP, NetBEUI, NetWare, AppleTalk)
(4) Port Disabling: specific communication ports are disabled (such as USB, SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, FTP, LDAP, LPD, IPP, Telnet, WINS, JCP, RARP, POP3, SSL, TLS)
Sharp MFPs easily connect to your office network. Setup and configuration are greatly simplified through intuitive Web pages that can be accessed remotely and securely by a network administrator.
- Restricts printer usage to authorized users
- Safe remote (Web) configuration
- Helps protect against hacker threats
- Helps prevent unauthorized direct connections
- IP address filtering
- MAC address filtering
- Protocol disabling
- Ports disabling