Essential Printer Security Measures

Modern printers contain features that printers of the past could only dream of. These devices now contain technology that has streamlined workflows and increased productivity for offices around the world. A particularly impressive feature of modern printers is their ability to integrate with office networks.

With network capabilities comes the necessity to protect your printer from potential data breaches. Securing your printer is one of the most important safety precautions that your business can take since an abundance of sensitive information passes through your print environment.

To ensure that your business’ and customers’ data and information is safe, here are some tips to secure your printer:

Change Default Passwords

One of the most significant protection tactics you can perform is changing your printer’s default passwords. When you first receive your printer, it will be equipped with a simple, standard password that can be easily overcome by hackers. Changing this password to a strong, new password will make breaching your device much more difficult.

Evaluate Network Security

Rather than placing your office devices on a public internet server, make sure that your office is using a private Internet server. Also, be sure that a firewall or router is installed to add additional protection to your network. Make sure that your IT program is up-to-date with the latest and greatest security measures to protect your business.

Enlist Managed Print Services

Managed Print Services (MPS) is well known for providing businesses with print management and maintenance services that boost efficiency and productivity, but they also are a trusted security partner as well. An MPS provider will ensure that your devices are protected at all times and will ensure that the proper security measures are in place to protect your business’ information.

To learn more about Managed Print Services and securing your office devices, contact Document Systems today!