Today, many organisation continue to rely on printing to support business processes, particularly in the public sector, finance industry and legal profession. Networked printers and multifunction peripherals (MFPs) have evolved to become integral to the network, operating as sophisticated documents processing hubs. With the ability to print, copy, scan to network destinations and send email attachments, these devices come equipped with hard disk drives and often run internal web servers. Whilst MFPs and printers have improved business productivity, they pose the same security risk as any networked device if left unprotected. With reported data breaches on the rise and growing industry and regulatory requirements around information security, businesses may suffer financial and reputational damage if they ignore the risks of unsecured printing.
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