3 things you need to consider in your Print Security
- Before printing – securing your print infrastructure (who can print, what they can print, etc.).
- During printing – securing print workflows (security of the printing process itself).
- After printing – securing printed output (protection of documents out in the wild).
The essential security that needs to be implemented in your print environment
Consider implementing Authentication and access control. You can ensure that users have to authenticate and verify their access to a print device. Ensure that the printer is encrypted and create applicable company access controls.
Find me printing – Simply, the ability for your users to send their print jobs to a single print queue from their computer or device and release their jobs from whichever printer they are closest to, whenever they want.
Secure Print Release – Your users will either use a code or a card that releases their print job at the point at which they are at the printer, meaning that there are never print outs at the printer – a huge security risk – and it allows you to track your overall print usage.
The authentication process allows you to have a single-pane view of what your teams are printing, meaning that you can run reports and see usage across the business providing you with deeper understanding of your printing environment.
Keeping your print environment is secure locks off the final cog in the wheel in your system security system. If you have never considered the security of your printer, then you must do so now as cyber hackers are utilising every opportunity to infiltrate your business and you must implement every precaution possible to keep your business and your teams secure.