Can Managed Print be a Weapon Against Hackers?

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Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense--and, believe it or not, managed print services can do a little bit of both. Read on to find out how this humble solution might just become your company's secret weapon!

Taking Back the Internet

When was the last time you felt totally secure when relying on your network, using an online communication app, or connecting your office printer to WiFi? The truth is that the digital world is a scary one--but with managed print services, you can go forth and conquer, because you're armed with one of the best weapons in the print security game.

Here's how it works!

Start with defense

If it's a weapon you're looking for, then the last thing you probably want to do is go on the defensive--but it's important to begin by taking some simple measures to protect your printers first. Password protection, settings changed from factory defaults, and encryption is just a few ways to defend yourself on one front while preparing to arm yourself on another.

Get savvy

Not to worry--managed print services help you go on the offensive, too. With a managed print provider at your side, it's easy to hit digital bad-guys where it hurts. By monitoring for unusual activity on your network and printers, you'll be able to kick intruders out in seconds. You'll also be able to slam the door in their faces (and send them packing while you're at it) by identifying and eliminating security weaknesses, eliminating access points to your network, and keeping a careful eye on printer access.

Stay in the know

Another way you can turn managed print into a weapon is to let your provider help you "stay in the know" when it comes to all the latest threats. Your team will get smart about:

  • phishing attacks,
  • data theft,
  • malware,
  • viruses,
  • COVID-related scams,
  • physical data risks,
  • and more.

Want to learn more about managed print services? Looking for other print security tactics? Contact us today!