MELVILLE, N.Y., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workflow technology that can simplify communication and provide security features is a top priority for many of today's businesses. Industry experts estimate that 80 percent of data in the world is unstructured, with 40 percent of this data trapped in the form of e-mails and e-mail attachments.

Continuing its efforts to help customers confidently transfer information, from image capture to file sharing, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Box, Inc. ("Box"), and the beginning of a new relationship with MxHero, Inc., ("mxHero"), a cloud service for intelligent e-mail management and collaboration.

Augmenting Canon's existing solutions portfolio of premier output and content management solutions, the Canon's strong integration with Box and mxHero will offer customers powerful cloud-based capabilities to address many of the headaches that come with sending and receiving large files, including the need for security features and limited mailbox quota. As e-mails pass through mxHero, attachments can be automatically routed to an access restricted cloud storage account, such as Box – transforming inboxes from bulky and vulnerable to lightweight and controlled. Trusted by 64 percent of Fortune 500® companies for their cloud content management needs1, Box solutions provide users with an array of security features, including the ability to restrict who and when files can be accessed.

"In expanding our relationship with Canon, we are also expanding our commitment to helping to solve today's business challenges. Whether organizations are simply sharing and accessing files from mobile devices or completing sophisticated business processes, like data governance and retention, we are thrilled to grow our relationship with Canon and continue to help customers across a variety of industries manage their business content in the cloud," said Chris Penner, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Box, Inc. 

"Email messages and attachments represent a huge amount of unstructured data that is not easily governed or secured. Working with our cloud storage partners, mxHero's solutions augment security, increase productivity and provide dramatic return on investment benefits," said Alex Panagides, chief executive officer, mxHero. "We are excited to begin this partnership with Canon, a company that also puts a great emphasis on providing the market with an effective workflow process that controls unstructured data while providing the secure features that are essential to today's business technology."

Many businesses continue to send confidential information in the form of bulky, unprotected attachments. With no end-user intervention or workflow disruption, mxHero integrates with existing customer e-mail servers to facilitate the transfer of files and automate additional mail rules, including the separation of attachments from e-mails to cloud-based platforms like Box, a feature which can be particularly helpful for businesses tasked with maintaining files for audit, including those in legal, finance and healthcare.

"From the time an image is scanned, to the moment it travels outside the organization, Canon understands that businesses require solutions that improve the way information is transmitted, received and maintained," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With a longstanding history of providing solutions with security capabilities for the streamlining of image capture, output and content management, these relationships allow Canon and its dealers the opportunity to provide our customers with solutions to help address one of the most daunting challenges faced by businesses today – the effective management, storage and collaboration of their unstructured data."

Availability
Box and mxHero solutions are expected to be available through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Solutions America in May 2017.

For more information about Canon U.S.A., visit www.usa.canon.com.