Enterprise Business Printers: Xerox, HP, Lexmark Secure Printers Keep Enterprise Data Safe

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-10-22 Print this article Print
Xerox, HP, Lexmark Secure Printers Keep Enterprise Data Safe

Xerox, HP, Lexmark Secure Printers Keep Enterprise Data Safe

When it comes to the features offered on various printing appliances, security is often overlooked. While your business may not require something as specialized as Zebra's ZXP Series 8 Secure Issuance printer, it is important to consider the ways vendors protect their printers (and your business) from viruses and unwarranted or unauthorized usage. While HP's Secure Print Advantage solution was introduced three years ago, other vendors have taken their time offering security as a major part of their platform. This year, however, Xerox made security a prime focus with the introduction of its WorkCentre 7545 and WorkCentre 7556 color multifunction printers (MFPs). The printers come equipped with advanced security features including hard disk encryption; image overwrite to electronically "shred" data; fax isolation to prevent unauthorized access to data; and network authentication to restrict access to scan, e-mail and fax features. In an age where the advanced wireless capabilities of many MFPs can give unauthorized users access to files that should not be printed, your business needs a secure printer. Here, are eight machines every business should check out when considering a printer purchase.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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