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Bitdefender and Sharp partner to boost threat prevention

Bitdefender and Sharp Electronics have announced a new partnership, enabling the integration of Bitdefender antimalware technology into Sharp’s new range of Future Workplace A3 multifunction printers.

The partnership strengthens cybersecurity threat prevention in Sharp’s new range of business MFPs available across Europe at a time when cybercriminals are increasingly targeting endpoint devices – including printers – to plant malware, steal intellectual property, and launch espionage campaigns.

“Sharp is delighted to partner with a global leader in cybersecurity and threat prevention to better protect our customers,” said Jason Cort, Director of Product Planning and Marketing, Sharp Europe. “This partnership with Bitdefender enables Sharp to further extend our security capabilities and demonstrates our commitment to keeping our customers’ data, devices, and networks secure.”

Integrated into the new Sharp Future Workplace A3 line of MFPs, the Bitdefender antimalware engine performs real-time scanning of all input and output data from the devices, alerting users, IT or security teams when threats are detected. Sharp’s newest A3 MFP Series extends its ecosystem of smart office tools to help businesses seamlessly adapt to meet the demands of the hybrid working. The new MFPs, with speeds of 26ppm to 90ppm, offer users effortless connectivity and state-of-the-art security without compromising commitment to sustainability.