Printers are Vulnerable--Protect Them with Print Solutions

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Did you know that your office printers are vulnerable to all kinds of security trouble, from hacking to data theft? It's scary news--but you and your printers don't have to be victims. Let print solutions save the day!

The Problem

Imagine, for a minute, that you're a "digital bad-guy" on the hunt for an unknowing company to attack.

Most businesses have some security elements, even if it's not top-notch, so your work isn't necessarily cut out for you. However, most of those same businesses don't realize that their printers can act as an open door for criminals like you, providing all the information you need to steal financial records, data, customer information, and more. Once you find an unprotected office printer, you're free to have a field day. The company won't know what hit them until it's too late.

This scenario is probably a little startling, but it's accurate. Your printers are vulnerable to all kinds of trouble--but the good news is that you don't have to be helpless.

The Solution

Print solutions like print management are your company's best bet for protecting against digital bad-guys like yourself in that last example. Here's how it works!

  • #1: Your provider does a print audit.

    A print audit is your provider's way of learning about your company, your needs, your challenges, your budget, and, of course, your print environment. This data will show where your security strengths and weaknesses are.

  • #2: Weaknesses are addressed.

    Once you understand how, where, and why your printers are vulnerable, it's time to address the biggest issues. This might be as simple as implementing new password conventions, or as complex as reworking your entire security approach.

  • #3: New tools, solutions, and devices are put in place.

    Finally, print management helps you create a brighter, more secure future by teaching your company a few new tricks. For example, if your devices are too outdated to be secure, print management helps you plan and budget for new ones; if your firewalls aren't being updated regularly, print management helps you create schedules for taking good care of your software.

Are you looking for more print solutions? Want to protect your machines with print management? Contact us today!