Today it seems like we’re hearing about a major security breach almost every day. It seems to be the new normal. That’s why data security measures are critical. One often overlooked area of vulnerability is your office multifunction device. Right behind sharing unprotected digital documents and data on internal and external networks, your MFP can be a source a heightened vulnerability if it’s not protected.

Here are three ways Xerox ConnectKey technology is addressing this critical issue.

  1. Intrusive Attack Protection – A breach caused by a disgruntled employee or an external hack attack are both considered “intrusive attacks.” Authentication of users can prevent unauthorized access. With ConnectKey once identified and authorized, whether through a mobile device, keycard or password, an audit trail is created and the user is tracked. ConnectKey authentication intercepts and prevents external attacks from malicious software and blocks any attempt to install infected files.
  2. Device Detection – If access is gained through ConnectKey’s authentication and MFP intercept and reject capabilities bypassed, second level protection courtesy of McAfee built-in solutions monitors and protects unknown software from operating on your network. Any device automatically generates an alert report. These warnings can alert you to a breach early, allowing you to deploy effective counter-measures.
  3. Data and Document Protection – Every piece of data passing through your network is vulnerable unless it’s encrypted. Xerox devices encrypt data before it’s moved anywhere on or off your internal network. However, even the best military grade encryption can’t protect you when a document is left on the printer tray. Using ConnectKey allows documents to be assigned a unique ID that corresponds to the device that created it. Users can also use print-on-demand functionality to delay printing until a code is input at the device.

Data security is a critical element of conducting your business today. Simple practices along with technology like Xerox’s ConnectKey can help to keep your documents, data, devices and network safe and secure.

How is your company’s data security? Let us show you with a free print assessment. Eighty-percent of office security experts believe that a company’s multifunction device should be included in their company’s security protection efforts. Let us show you how using ConnectKey can help you to keep your confidential information safe and secure.