The Value of Continuous Security Monitoring in Print Services

May 6, 2024

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Printers and multifunction devices, often seen as just peripheral elements on a network, are in fact critical nodes that require stringent security measures due to the sensitive data they process and store.

This blog highlights the importance of continuous security monitoring in print services, focusing on how Novatech utilizes SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) technology to enhance printer security and preemptively address vulnerabilities.

We find many of our potential and current clients are unaware of the security risks that poorly set up print environments can cause a business and our goal is to help people understand how they can protect their business with some simple preventative measures.


Key Insights:

  • Continuous monitoring can preemptively identify and address security vulnerabilities in print services, reducing the risk of data breaches.
  • Integrating SIEM with print services offers enhanced security and compliance by providing detailed insights into print device activities and potential threats.


Challenges of Unmonitored Print Environments

Unmonitored print environments can pose significant risks, as they often become the weakest link in the security chain. Without proper oversight, these devices can be exploited by cybercriminals to gain access to an organization’s network, leading to data theft or sabotage.

Understanding these risks is the first step towards implementing more robust security protocols that can shield sensitive information and maintain business integrity.


The Role of SIEM in Enhancing Printer Security

SIEM technology plays a pivotal role in enhancing the security of Novatech’s printers and multifunction devices. By integrating SIEM, we can:

  • Monitor Security Events in Real-Time: Track and analyze security events as they occur, from unusual login attempts to changes in configuration settings.
  • Automate Threat Detection and Response: Use advanced algorithms to detect potential threats quickly and automate responses to mitigate risks without manual intervention.
  • Maintain Compliance: Help ensure that all print devices comply with industry regulations and standards by continuously monitoring and documenting security events.


Case Studies and Statistical Support

To demonstrate the effectiveness of continuous monitoring, several case studies highlight how Novatech’s SIEM-integrated print services have thwarted potential security breaches:

  • In one instance, real-time alerts enabled a swift response to an unauthorized attempt to access printer settings, preventing a data breach.
  • Statistical evidence supports the effectiveness of SIEM integration, showing a significant reduction in the incidence of security breaches in organizations that implement continuous monitoring.


Don’t let your print devices be your organization’s Achilles’ heel. Secure your multifunction devices with Novatech’s cutting-edge SIEM technology and ensure peace of mind with continuous security monitoring. Reach out to our team today for a detailed security consultation and learn how we can help integrate these solutions into your business environment.

Written By: Editorial Team

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