Does Managed Print Improve Security?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 14:51
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By now, you've probably heard a lot about what managed print can do--but do you know if it can also improve printer security? Let's find out!

Protecting What Matters

The truth is that, although managed print is known as an efficient solution, it's also got quite a few tricks up its sleeve for protecting data, devices, and customer privacy. Managed print might start at the printers, but the tools and solutions it provides can branch out and make waves throughout your company. Sound too good to be true? Here are a few ways managed print will always work to protect what matters!

#1: Creating password schedules

It's not enough to have good passwords anymore--now you have to change them regularly. Managed print can help you know which passwords to use, how often to change them, and which devices need passwords in the first place. This is pretty important since hackers will usually start by attacking the printer, assuming you didn't think to add a good password.

#2: Automating updates

Automation is a great step for security because it eliminates human error. You can automate all kinds of tasks, but one you'll want to consider is regular updates--since that's where hesitation and procrastination tend to show their ugly faces.

#3: Enlisting allies

Managed print providers are always available to answer your security questions and help ease your concerns, but they're not the only allies you have in the battle against digital bad-guys. Your employees are a great resource and essentially the first line of defense--and managed print can help educate and empower them to be sentinels of your print environment.

Want to learn more about managed print and how it can help keep your company stay safe? Contact us today!