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Why Your Business Can Benefit Moving to A Cloud Infrastructure

By Toshiba

The old saying goes “the numbers don’t lie.” If that’s the case, then cloud infrastructures are the way of the future. According to a report by the IDC (International Data Corporation), cloud spending will increase to nearly $500 billion by 2023.

For reference cloud spending reached $229 billion in 2019. Another study performed by MarketsandMarkets™ projects that the global cloud market will more than double between 2020 and 2026, when it is expected to balloon to an eye opening $832.1 billion.

The numbers speak for themselves: the new work environment has more businesses looking to the cloud. That’s why Toshiba designs its products, solutions, and services with cloud and security top of mind.

Ideal for modern “zero-trust work environments” which is a security concept centered on the belief that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and instead must verify anything and everything trying to connect to its systems before granting access – our multifunction printers (MFPs) are highly secure and ready to communicate with Toshiba’s cloud infrastructure, as well as other leading cloud solutions.

OUR SOLUTIONS ARE DESIGNED WITH THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:

• Cloud-native MFPs for seamless and secure systems
• Cloud apps and workflows to keep you connected
• Cloud-based service and support delivery
• Improved fleet management
• AI-powered fleet analytics to better forecast service
In-depth protection of zero-trust work environments

If your business is looking to move to the cloud Toshiba’s cloud solutions include a variety of built-in apps and features that enable increased productivity and secure access to your files.

CLOUD-NATIVE MFPs SEAMLESS AND SECURE SYSTEMS

Toshiba’s latest MFP models natively support leading third-party cloud print solutions providers, including Microsoft® Universal Print – freeing your business up from on-premises connector software. Additionally, all our models allow you to print seamlessly from Chromebooks with automatic printer discovery. To ensure the highest security, our Cloud API SDK can be used for integration with leading cloud-based identity providers, such as:

• Microsoft® Azure®
• Active Directory®(Azure AD)
• Google Cloud Identity

These providers also enable multi-factor authentication and single sign-on (SSO) for users.

CLOUD APPS AND WORKFLOWS KEEPING YOU CONNECTED

Toshiba offers a suite of apps that allow access to many of the most popular cloud storage locations, including Box , Dropbox , Google Drive, Google Workspace and Office 365®, directly from the MFP panel. Our e-BRIDGE Cloud Login (eCL) further enhances security for app users through multi-factor authentication, and there’s even a QR code on the MFP panel to make logging into these cloud locations convenient and secure.

We didn’t stop there. Our cloud-based Elevate Workflow Solutions allow personalization and customization of the MFP panel screen based on document workflows unique to your business. And thanks to our cloud deployment tool, e-BRIDGE CloudConnect (eCC), these customizations can be quickly and easily deployed and managed across your fleet.

SECURITY AT EVERY LAYER

Toshiba cloud solutions and service tools are hosted on leading cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), where security is inherently built in. Even so, we take additional steps to ensure that customer data handling is compliant with local laws and regulations, with all communication between the MFP and our cloud solutions occurring over an encrypted channel using at least TLS1.2 or higher.

To validate the identity of the devices and users, we use a certificate-based public key infrastructure (PKI). Our cloud infrastructure is also ISO 27001 certified, with SOC2 Type 2 certificates available upon request. e-BRIDGE Cloud Login (eCL) further enhances the login security of users accessing third party cloud storage locations from Toshiba MFPs by using an OAUTH2 authentication scheme to ensure login sessions are token-based.

OUR BEST CLOUD-BASED PRODUCTS, SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES

As the workplace evolves, we promise to continue embracing new, ever-changing cloud and security standards with our products and services. You can rest assured knowing that your print environment is cloud-enabled and secure.

Also, our trained service professionals are dedicated to helping customers take advantage of cloud technology while maintaining high levels of security in modern zero-trust environments.

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