Multi-function copiers / photocopiers and printers are a major focus for Sunshine Coast Business Solutions. As with all our equipment security is a priority. Digital Business Solutions is the future and protection is critical.
We have the largest market share of Multi-function Printers and Photocopiers in Australia which allows us to keep up with the latest technology. Security is top of the list as there has been increasingly disturbing hacks into business computers. We are constantly researching for the safest security features.
Multi-Function Printer Sunshine Coast
Why would anyone want to hack a printer on the Sunshine Coast? This question illustrates why hackers choose printers as their entry point into a company’s entire systems network or to get their hands on highly important company data.
No one expects their office printer to be hacked. Printers are usually deemed as “low priority” when it comes to potential security threats resulting in printer security being neglected.
Office Printers and Photocopiers Confidential Data
Office printers and photocopiers are privy to all sorts of confidential data from legal contracts to personal contact information. Furthermore, these devices are often connected to the internet and have familiar web-based interfaces that hackers are accustomed too.
Despite this, it is easy to forget that printers today need to be part of the company’s security strategy.
Network Security Strategy
Hackers exploit the weakest link in the network chain to compromise a system. The “weakest link” in your organisation may be your printer. In 2020, a team of CyberNews1 researchers sought to shed light on just how vulnerable printers are by hacking 28,000 printers.
You may also recall that in 2018, Forbes2 reported that 50,000 printers were used to spread propaganda about a popular YouTube personality. This was carried out by using ports that had been left open to unauthorised users via the internet.
These cases highlight the fact that printers should not be excluded in network security strategies. The printer and all production equipment you choose should come with strong built-in security protection.
At FUJIFILM Business Innovation, we make security our priority. Learn more about the advanced security features in our Apeos Multifunction devices. These are put in place to protect your organisation and reduce the risk of a potential cyberattack.
A Safer Printing Experience from Start to Finish
Security features in these printers kick in from the moment you boot up your printer. Think of the Secure Boot feature as a “security gate” that helps your printer verify your credentials before letting you in. Several operations during the boot process verify the integrity of the firmware to deter potential “intruders”. Any problems detected will cause a reboot to a fail-safe state.
During normal operations of the printer, Runtime Intrusion Detection will set in for added protection. This feature constantly verifies the firmware, otherwise known as the piece of software embedded into your printer to control it. This helps to promptly detect if any tampering or modification has been made to it.
To secure print jobs, these devices also support IPSec. This includes both encryption and authentication to protect all network traffic to and from your devices.
These robust security features work in conjunction with each other. They are supported by existing organisational security policies around password protection and password expiry cycles. This will ensure your printer is always protected.