PrintFleet Blog

Print Hygiene Essentials

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Jan 12, 2018 9:48:23 AM

Developing good print hygiene habits has never been more imperative. The introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought with it the ability for networked devices to communicate and share information in an unprecedented way. Multifunction printers (MFPs) resemble powerful computers in their ability to connect to a network, share and store information. This makes them susceptible to privacy breaches and data security threats.

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Topics: Internet of Printers, Cloud, Security

Security Consideration when choosing an MPS Solution

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Jan 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

We’ve spoken at length this quarter about data security and how it relates to your business and managed print. Managed print solutions collect data from print devices and compile it in a user interface that allows you to manage supply levels, monitor devices and create efficient processes. This makes MPS providers largely responsible for keeping your data secure during transmission, while it is being stored and it's use in terms of third part integration.

We put together a list of some of our most frequently asked security questions, and included a questionnaire to help you evaluate a potential MPS partner, or determine the security of your current solution. 

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Topics: Security, MPS

Keeping Your Site Secure with SSL

Posted by Jenna Guy on Jan 4, 2018 9:18:17 AM

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous, more and more of our day is spent online and connected, both at home and at work. Whether we’re using a smartphone, tablet or computer, we’re able to access information at the drop of a hat. The internet enables us to instantly communicate with people around the world, order groceries to our door and do our banking online. But how can we ensure that the information we exchange online is kept safe? One of the simplest ways to ensure personal information is securely transmitted is SSL. In this post we’ll be covering the basics of SSL, including what it is, why you need it and how to implement it.

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Topics: Security

Get to Know PrintFleet - Raiko Gavaric

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Dec 21, 2017 11:19:50 AM

Raiko Gavaric
European Technical Support Controller

Tell us about yourself and describe your role at PrintFleet.

I'm Raiko Gavaric, I'm the European Technical Support Controller for the technical support team. I've been with PrintFleet since June 2011 and I'm based in Switzerland.

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Topics: PrintFleet, Get to Know PrintFleet

HTTP vs. HTTPS: Securing your Data in Motion

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Dec 14, 2017 1:05:59 PM

"World-wide Web, the collection of technologies built up starting with HTML, HTTP, and URIs, the corresponding software (servers, browsers,...), and/or the corresponding content." - World Wide Web Consortium

Increased awareness of cyber security has led individuals and companies to take a more active role in assuring their online communications are secure. A major contributor to this security is the protocol the client and server use to communicate and transfer information. In this blog post, we will explore how Internet protocols contribute to data security, best practices to follow and potential limitations.

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Topics: Security

SNMP and Data Security

Posted by Jenna Guy on Dec 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data security is a pressing concern for businesses today, especially as connected devices become a more integral part of our day-to-day lives. We rely on solutions like managed print services (MPS) and managed IT services to collect data from these devices, simplify device management and drive efficiency. What makes this level of device management possible? There are several protocols, but the key one is SNMP. It plays an important role in how we configure and access information from these devices, and as a result, it can be a significant security risk.

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Topics: Security

What You Need to Know About Firmware and Patch Management

Posted by Jenna Guy on Dec 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A lot of the security measures that organizations take to keep their data safe happen behind the scenes, like firmware updates and patch management. You may not be aware of them, but they’re a critical element of network security and can mean the difference between a secure device and an unsecure one. Read on for tips to ensure the hardware and software you’re using is secure.

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Topics: Security

Data Encryption Best Practices

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Nov 30, 2017 3:01:37 PM

The sheer amount of data generated, stored and transferred our hyper connected world is daunting, and protecting this data at the site is critical. If a security breach occurs, the last resort in preventing prying eyes from accessing your information is encryption. Encryption is not a new concept, used since the time of ancient Egypt and during the reign of Julius Cesar, it is a well known tool to protect information from prying eyes. In the current age of digital data, encryption keys have become increasingly complex and intelligent to keep up with advances in cyber crime.

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Topics: Security

Credential and User Management Best Practices

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Nov 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In a typical workplace, there are numerous employees connected to your network, using devices and transferring information. Often, information is transferred without taking into consideration who has access to certain data, and what permissions are assigned to each user. A complete data security strategy should have clearly defined authentication requirements and user roles that regulate access to company information. Considering this when building your security strategy can help ensure your policies are compliant with recommended best practices, and that your data is secure.

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Topics: Security, User Management

Get to Know PrintFleet - Justin Klimkait

Posted by Victoria Drysdale on Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Justin Klimkait
Account Advisor

Describe what you do in 25 words or less.
I assist accounts with uncovering the best value and use they can obtain from PrintFleet, helping them to grow their businesses and solving problems proactively.

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Topics: PrintFleet, Get to Know PrintFleet