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Is your multi-functional printer (MFP) up to the network security challenge? Nowadays, MFPs not only make it easy to scan, print or copy from anywhere and share content across your network, they can also act as another layer of security for your IT environment. In fact, as IT pros work harder than ever to secure data across organizations it has become clear that network MFP security is a critical consideration. Download this infographic to learn about the common vulnerabilities of unsecured MFPs/printers, MFP security features that fight back and how you can protect your assets from vulnerability.

 

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Network Security: Is your MFP up to the challenge?

Scanning. Printing. Copying. Multi-function printers (MFPs) not only make it easy to perform these functions from anywhere and share content across your network; they can also act as another layer of security for your IT environment.

Know the Stakes

As IT pros work harder than ever to secure data across the organization, it's become clear that network MFP security is a critical consideration.

Common vulnerabilities with unsecured MFPs/printers:
  • Loss of productivity

  • Loss of access

  • Stolen information

  • Regulatory noncompliance

  • Lawsuits

  • Unauthorized use of equipment and network resources

How common are these issues?
  • 63% - Enterprises affected by printer-related security breaches*
  • 22% - Businesses with secure printer practices*

Don't become a statistic.  Shore up your defenses

Protect your organization by taking advantage of MFP security features that safeguard stored documents and prevent unauthorized access to your network.

Top lines of attack:
  • Using MFPs to access other machines on the network

  • Stealing stored versions of sensitive documents

  • Taking printed documents left in output trays

MFP security features that fight back:
  • Secure administrative passwords, IP and MAC address filtering, and user authentication

  • Hard drive data encryption and overwrite

  • Print retention and user authentication

Sharp Security Suite: Protect your assets from vulnerability

Sharp's multi-layered approach to security means you can add our MFPs and other printers to your network with confidence

  • Sharp Security Suite: Standard features for data, network, access control, document, fax, and audit trail security
  • Data Security Kit (DSK): Standard features for data, network, access control, document, fax, and audit trail security
  • Common Criteria Validation: Testing and certification to Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3 for government and military forces

Learn more about the Sharp Security Suite

 

Source

* “Printer-related security breaches affect 63% of enterprises,” InfoSecurity magazine, March 2013. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/printer-related-security-breaches-affect-63-of/