Zero Trust and Endpoint Security by Novatech

May 10, 2024

3 min read

At Novatech, we understand that cybersecurity is not just about protecting traditional IT systems—it encompasses every endpoint in your network, including printers.

As a Managed IT Services provider, we are committed to ensuring that our clients’ entire IT infrastructure, from cloud services to office printers, adheres to the highest standards of security.

Our approach integrates Zero Trust principles and robust endpoint protection to create a secure, seamless environment for your business operations.


Why Zero Trust is Essential in Today’s IT Landscape

Zero Trust is a security concept based on the principle of “never trust, always verify.” In the context of Managed IT Services, it means that no entity, whether inside or outside the network, is trusted by default.

Every access request must be authenticated and authorized based on a dynamic evaluation of the connection security, the user’s identity, and the device’s compliance with the company’s security policy.


Extending Zero Trust to the Print Environment

At Novatech, we extend these Zero Trust principles to the print environment, ensuring that all interactions with printers are secure and monitored:

  • User Authentication: We implement solutions that require users to authenticate before they can access printer functions. This process helps prevent unauthorized access and ensures that each print job is traceable to a specific user.
  • Dynamic Access Control: Depending on the sensitivity of the document, user roles, and the context of the access request, our systems dynamically determine whether to grant access to printer functions.


Recognizing Printers as Critical IT Endpoints

In the era of connected devices, printers are often overlooked as potential entry points for security breaches. However, printers handle sensitive information and should be considered as critical IT endpoints.


Endpoint Protection for Printers

As part of our Managed IT Services, Novatech applies the same level of security controls to printers as we do to other IT endpoints:

  • Endpoint Security Software: We equip printers with security software that can detect and prevent malware attacks, much like a traditional PC or server.
  • Regular Security Patches and Updates: Our team ensures that all printers receive regular firmware updates and security patches to protect against the latest threats.


Integrating Print Security with Managed IT Services

Our holistic approach to IT management includes integrating print security into our broader Managed IT Services framework. This integration allows us to provide security as a service, encompassing all aspects of your IT infrastructure.


Comprehensive Security Monitoring and Response

With Novatech’s Managed IT Services, businesses benefit from:

  • Continuous Monitoring: Our security operations center monitors your network 24/7, including your printers, to detect and respond to threats in real-time.
  • Proactive Threat Hunting: We proactively search for potential vulnerabilities in your network to address them before they can be exploited.


Custom Security Policies

We work with our clients to develop and implement custom security policies that reflect their unique needs and compliance requirements. These policies are enforced across the network, ensuring consistent security practices, including in the print environment.


Trust Novatech to Help Secure Your Print and Network

Novatech’s Managed IT Services provide an all-encompassing security solution that includes Zero Trust architecture and endpoint protection, extending robust security measures to printers and other network endpoints.

By considering printers as critical assets within the IT framework, we help businesses protect their data and maintain operational integrity in an increasingly complex digital world.

Reach out to Novatech today to learn more about how we can secure your entire IT landscape, from cloud computing to endpoint security, with advanced protection and expert management.

Written By: Editorial Team

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