Monday, May 01, 2017  11:31 AM
Is Your Office Printer an Easy Target for Hackers?
When a serious data breach could literally destroy your business, complacency is not an option. Let’s take a look at the most pressing printer security problems and then consider some of the word-class solutions available through our partnership with HP, Inc.

A Growing Threat

More than half of IT managers say their printers are vulnerable to cyber hackers. Two thirds admit they’re likely already infected with malware. And recently, one hacker successfully hijacked over 150,000 printers in a single weekend, just to prove how easy it was. Printer hacking is an epidemic, and it’s only getting worse.

How They Attack

Office printers are a hacker’s dream come true. Malicious threats can come from outside your company when hackers intercept documents being electronically sent to or from your printer. Employees printing remotely or from home can also inadvertently expose sensitive data to lurking cybercriminals. Potential threats may even come from inside your company when printing devices are left unsecured or become vulnerable to unauthorized use.

What’s at Stake?

You can imagine the potential risks. Even just one data breach can be quite expensive if it leads to identity theft, stolen trade secrets, or a loss of product licensing. Protecting business data assets like customer information and confidential employee files from skilled printer hackers can be a daunting task. How will you address it?

What Can You Do?

Fight back and refuse to let printers become the weak link in your company’s security. Invest in the very best protection for your data, documents and print devices. As an HP Gold Partner, we can help you defend your sensitive business information with secure HP printers. Here’s some of the features HP Enterprise printers employ to arm your business with a strong and comprehensive printer security shield:

• Continuously updates existing printers with the latest security technologies
• Run-time intrusion detection: Constantly monitors firmware and memory operations and automatically reboots devices when anomalies are detected
• Self-healing: Perpetually checks for malware attacks on BIOS code and restores it if corrupted
• Whitelisting: Checks firmware at startup to ensure that it is authentic HP code

In addition to security advantages, HP Enterprise ink-based color printers offer significantly lower cost-per-page than laser printers.

We’re Here to Help

You can count on us to overcome your printer security challenges and keep your organization safe. When you partner with us, you get the very best IT industry knowledge and expertise, customer service, distribution, and technology products. As an operating unit of HiTouch Business Services, we can offer you a broader array of business productivity services and products than any other office supply company. No matter if you’re a small business or a Fortune 500 company, contact our team at (877) 696-7266 for comprehensive solutions to all your office supply needs.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

©2017 ITSimplify, A HiTouch Company

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