In today’s increasingly and complex world, it’s more important than ever that business owners and individuals protect their information from viruses and cybersecurity breaches.

Threats loom everywhere, even when scanning and printing to and from your color copying and printing system.

The next time your business is considering purchasing or leasing a color copy machine it’s important to make sure the system you’re considering is up to date in preventing cyber fraud and compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ISO 15408 certified HCD-PP so data privacy standards and end-point security requirements are met.

If the color copying system you lease does not meet these requirements than you risk attracting viruses and a breach of confidential and valuable information via cyber-attack, theft, and ransom.


Protect Your Business from Getting Hacked

Recently, there have been hundreds of incidents of companies getting hacked via open portals from the connection of their color copying systems to their company computer network and it’s more important than ever that companies protect themselves from this very real cyber threat.

It’s been said that one of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to access a company’s network and valuable information is by gaining access through network copiers, printers, and scanners.

In the era of malware and data ransom, these are no small matters to consider as you consider which color copy system you lease or purchase.


Your Printers and Cyber Security

The good news is many of the top color copier manufacturers today meet these security compliances in their standard configurations and provide additional measures to keep your business and information safe from viruses and cyber threats.

As an example, the state of the art Konica Minolta Bizhub “i” meets both of the aforementioned compliances and comes standard with a 256 GB solid-state drive making it up to 5x more effective at permanently erasing printed and scanned documents from RAM so there is no permanent or traceable record of your confidential documents transmitted to and from your color copy machine.

As an example, one of the leaders in addressing Cyber Security is Konica Minolta.

They take security seriously and all of their “i” series models come with a security platform called BIZHUB SECURE which protects the data inside the memory, secures the device’s network settings, and defends color copying systems from the threat of viruses and malware.

Taking it a step further, Konica Minolta “i” series color copying systems offer an optional program called Bitdefender anti-virus engine that automatically scans all transmitted and received data in real-time to defend you from the threat of viruses. 


Go Beyond Traditional Printer & Copier Considerations

With all of this said, the next time your company is evaluating the best color copier for your office it’s important to go beyond the traditional considerations such as print speed, image quality, and finishing features.

In today’s highly complex, virtual world it behooves companies to ensure that their company and their data is protected from the threat of viruses and cyber threat.

In doing your research make sure the color copy system you’re evaluating meets the baseline of including a Solid State Drive and meets the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ISO 15408 certified HCD-PP compliances so you can be comfortable that your critical information is safe. Contact us for more information.

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