The global print security landscape

Data breaches are seldom out of the headlines and the pressure of compliance, especially with the introduction of GDPR, keeps security high on the corporate agenda. Cyber threats and data breaches are no longer just the concern of the IT department; they must be board-level agenda items. The repercussions are simply too great to overlook.

Businesses of all sizes are open to reputational, legal and fiscal losses as a result of cyber attacks. Due to the growing sophistication of attacks, and the emergence of insider threats, businesses are battling to balance productivity with privacy protection. Unfortunately, one area of the IT environment which is often overlooked is the print infrastructure.

The majority of businesses are losing data through print

Most organisations rely on print to maintain business-critical processes, but it can be the gateway to the electronic capture of intellectual property and personal data. Quocirca’s Print Security 2019 report found that 59% of businesses surveyed experienced a print-related data loss in one year, with just 27% fully on top of their print security. As businesses look to cut down on paper in favour of digital, their print must become more secure.

This ultimately demands that print security move up the business agenda. In response, printer manufacturers are raising awareness of print security hazards. HP has cemented its lead as a visionary in print security, driving industry standards and offering one of the most extensive portfolios of hardware and services.

From the software perspective, One Q is leading the way with highly secure print management featuring:
• End-to-end SSL encryption
• Third-party certificate (GlobalSign)
• Secure Cloud (public Cloud)
• Secure VPN option
• Secure pull print

Leaders in this field are set apart by their willingness to invest in security services such as audits, monitoring and analytics. The combination of high-security printers and driver software will empower organisations to mitigate a wide range of potential risks.

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