• The most overlooked weak point in the network?

This is a sponsored post from Brother

Security has become an increasingly important focus on the business agenda.  And for a number of years organisations have implemented seemingly comprehensive security policies into their processes.  However, many of these policies have focused too narrowly on devices such as computers and have overlooked other potential weak points in the network, namely printers.

We are living in the golden era for cybercrime, which has only been exacerbated by the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Theft and extortion against businesses is rife and those that fail to protect themselves effectively risk major financial losses and reputational damage.

As a major modern hardware and solutions provider, we have a responsibility to ensure that our devices, and crucially, how they are set up and managed, keep the organisations who rely on them - and their entire networks - safe from cyberattacks and security vulnerabilities.

Our professional printer range puts secure print first. Businesses are protected at the network level using end-to-end encryption and port-based access control, designed to let users connect and share documents with confidence. Plus, these professional devices use Automatic Intrusion Detection software to constantly monitor and protect against the threat of hacking, while Secure Function Lock acts to give better control of print environments by restricting certain capabilities to specific users.

We also offer a range of additional robust security solutions to safeguard against both internal and external security threats. Our Secure Print+ solution is a print management software which helps businesses protect important documents and improve print security. Using an integrated NFC card reader or a PIN, print jobs can only be released by the authenticated user, making sure confidential data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Our managed print services help put security vulnerabilities firmly under the microscope. An organisation-wide print assessment can identify the print and IP security risks your organisation faces. A programme will then be designed to mitigate those risks with a tailored print security plan. This might include recommending printer sign-in procedures to minimise documents being stolen from output trays. It could involve waste disposal and document management facilities. It could also include installing multifunctional printers with automatic hard drive wiping functionality, and network-level solutions to reduce the risk of information being retrieved by hackers.

To find out more, visit the Brother virtual booth at Cyber Security Live and receive your FREE copy of the Brother ‘Print security blind spot’ e-book.  Register here.


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