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Mitigating Security Risks Presented by Your Office Printer

Posted Apr 9, 2018

Modern multifunction printers (MFPs) are equipped with internal hard drives, just like a computer. These hard drives capture and store the information from all of the documents that they process. Oftentimes, this information is sensitive data that could be a liability should it fall into the wrong hands. As is the case with computers, your printers are vulnerable to attacks from hackers once they are networked. 

Unfortunately, the majority of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) do not consider document security to be a priority. According to a 2017 survey of IT decision makers and influencers for US companies by Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, only 38 percent stated document security is a priority for their SMB. Even more disturbing, document security is less of a priority to SMBs than the ability to view documents on a smartphone (40 percent).

A trusted office technology dealer has the knowledge, solutions, and experience to secure your printing devices. A Managed Print Services (MPS) program is a comprehensive offering that includes supporting the security of your printing infrastructure, taking on all of the responsibility for you in addition to a number of other impressive benefits. Finally, you can count on a trusted provider to wipe the data stored on the hard drives of your existing devices when they leave your facility.

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