Top internet security is essential to keeping your company’s data and sensitive information safe. Though most businesses take care to establish strong security for their computers, many overlook securing their printers. Today, we will give you tips on how to secure your printer, so that you can be confident that your printer is protected from security breaches.
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Now, we’ll share ideas on how to secure your printer to keep your business safe.
5 Tips on How to Secure Your Printer
1. Update Printer Security
As with websites, it is important to partake in printer updates and patches in order to avoid security lapses due to vulnerabilities. When you are alerted that updates are needed for your printer, take the time to make the updates needed before it is too late.
2. Regulate Network Printing
Make sure that only computers that are a part of your network can connect to and use your printer. This will keep unwanted guests from connecting to your printer and potentially stealing your information.
Make sure that your network has a reliable firewall. This will protect your printer from being remotely accessed and potentially hacked. This basic security feature is sometimes overlooked, but it is simple to set up, and many operating systems come with firewalls that just need to be enabled.
4. Protect the Hard Drive
Make sure that your MFP is set up with automatic disk and log wiping to ensure that information is regularly cleared from it, rather than stored. Since MFPs have hard drives, they are vulnerable to both physical theft, especially if you dispose of your old MFP without clearing the hard drive, and to hackers. Make sure that you take care to clear your MFPs hard drive if you are disposing of your MFP.
5. Turn Your Printer Off
If you are realizing that your printer’s security is inadequate, do not hesitate to turn your printer off until you have the time or resources to make it secure. A printer that is shut down and offline has no way of being hacked, which can keep your printer safe while you determine the next steps needed to make your printer secure.
Call American Lazer to Secure Your Printer
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