Printing

Secure, Powerful Printing Services for the Modern Workforce

Printing technology has changed in recent years, with connected devices designed to boost security, increase productivity and streamline critical business processes. As modern work practices change significantly with the increase in remote and mobile working, our printing solutions effortlessly keep pace, supporting organisations as they accelerate the automation of paper-based processes.

The advance of print technology has slipped under the radar of many organisations, especially in regard to cybersecurity.

11%

of all security incidents are print-related1

USD $6 Trillion

Expected cost of cybercrime in 20212

59%

of businesses reported at least one print-related data breach last year1

Has your organisation experienced a print-related security incident? Would you know, if you had?

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 includes potential fines of up to $360,000 for individuals, $1.8 million for organisations, as well as the risk of civil penalties if a breach fails to be reported –  these are critical questions to consider.

Like any connected device, printers can be a target for increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. Our printing solutions leverage the industry’s most comprehensive print security platform with layered protection implemented by an experienced, security-focused team. Our customers enjoy all the benefits of modern, connected printers, while minimising risk.

Comprehensive Managed Print Services

Managed Print services that are focused around managing toner and reducing the average cost-per-page no longer meet the true needs of modern organisations. We’re changing the face of Managed Print services.

Data#3 Secure Managed Print is a comprehensive offering that builds on years of system integration, cloud and IoT expertise, in partnership with HP technology, to help organisations harness the power of their printers. Our approach to Managed Print includes big data and analytics as well as security, optimisation of your printer fleet, workflow management and cost management as part of a full IoT solution.

Our service is based around 4 key pillars:

With only a minuscule number considered secure, printers have become an increasingly attractive target for malicious activity, especially when you consider the network access they have, the software they all now run and the way we interact with them.

Ensure compliance and protect the information that keeps your company running with our three-pronged approach to printer security:

1. Hardware
Deploy enterprise-class devices featuring built-in industry-leading security technologies such as:

  • Run-time intrusion detection: detects and stops attacks while the device is running and triggers a reboot to repair the system
  • HP Sure Start: detects and prevents the execution of malicious code and self-heals the BIOS
  • HP JetAdvantage Security Manager: is a security fleet management solution that checks and fixes device security settings in a reboot
  • Whitelisting: which helps ensure only authentic HP code is loaded into the memory and will reboot and notify IT if compromised

2. Software
Streamline your print security with a simple and intuitive process to manage your entire fleet. Employing HP Security Manager enables you to roll out secure polices and automatically maintain, update and manage all your print devices centrally and efficiently.

You can integrate with your existing System Information and Event Management (SIEM) applications and schedule reoccurring assessments to identify and correct non-compliment features and settings, as well as automated notifications when devices slip out of policy. HP Security Manager also simplifies the typically laborious certificate installation process by providing the ability to automatically install ID and CA certificates across your fleet with just a few clicks. The software will also automatically renew certificates prior to expiry, saving you significant time and manual effort, where previously this would need to be addressed individually device by device.

3. Advisory Services
Take advantage of our certified Secure Managed Print Specialists, they can help you assess your vulnerabilities, address and prove compliance and help you to build comprehensive print security policies based on your business needs, user habits and industry best practices.

To fully understand the risks and how to mitigate them:

When we think of Big Data and Analytics, printers aren’t normally the first thing that springs to mind. However, what if you could centrally detect abnormal printer behaviour in real-time and take actions to protect your business from malicious activity or inappropriate employee behaviour? Or from a servicing perspective, understand in-depth device usage, health, and service, to identify issues with devices before they occur all in a secure and customisable easy to digest format.

You can also use the data to optimise your processes, buying decisions and policies from the types of printers you should have, who can use them and where should they be located. This doesn’t have to be a complicated process either – we have simplified management tools available to provide this rich depth of analysis and reporting.

Take a look at the following video to see the type of data and analytics you could be utilising to improve your print policies.

To fully understand the big data opportunity for print:

Printers may be here to stay, but your business shouldn’t be built around paper. The ability to automate paper- based workflows with printers has been used to great effect to:

  • reduce the need to keep, store or file paper documents
  • enable a full document audit trail
  • lower the risk of confidential information being printed without approval
  • eliminate the time needed to search for paper based documentation in storage
  • eliminate keying errors

While the ability to implement document workflows has been available for years, the unfortunate truth is that implementing a full solution can quickly become complex and expensive, requiring hard coded buttons, complex software and un-intuitive approaches that require constant user training.

Now with app-based devices and familiar Windows-style interfaces, implementing document workflows is significantly easier.

While it’s easy to take printers for granted, HP have continued to roll out new technologies on a regular basis.

HP PageWide Business Printers are the perfect example. This range of printers takes what we thought office printers were capable of to a whole new level.

The secret is a print bar that prints across the page in a single pass delivering:

  • up to 70% less energy consumption
  • printing speeds of 75 pages per minute
  • up to 50 % savings in consumables
  • 90% less consumables packaging
  • plus less service intervention

The result is the lowest total cost of ownership of print devices in its class.

See Pagewide in action in this video:

Printers for the home office and business

Although many organisations aspire to be a paperless operation, print has proven it’s still vital within the majority of Australian businesses.

Many employees do not have printing and scanning capabilities from home, but our HP team have a number options to support paper-oriented people signing and scanning contracts or printing student worksheets from home.

HP Compact Monochrome Laserjet Multi-Function Printer 428fdw

HP Compact Monochrome Laserjet Multi-Function Printer 428fdw

  • Highly secured and easy to set up, this compact multi-function printer finds the happy middle ground between a low device cost and low operating cost.
  • Enable remote workers with print, scan, copy and fax ability, with wireless connectivity to connect to PC’s and Smart devices compatible with a wide range of printing apps.

HP Colour Pagewide Multi-Function Printer 477dw

HP Colour Pagewide Multi-Function Printer 477dw

  • This secure, all-in-one device is a great option for affordable colour printing.
  • Enable remote workers with print, scan, copy and fax ability, with wireless connectivity to connect to PC’s and Smart devices compatible with a wide range of printing apps.

Hp Scanjet Pro 2000

HP Scanjet Pro 2000

  • Fast, affordable, and designed to handle everything from simple color jobs to complex workflows.
  • Quickly and reliably digitise larger projects with scan speeds up to 30 ppm/60 ipm and a 50-page ADF.
  • Easy set and connection options, users can transfer scans into editable text, secure PDF files and more.

HP M479

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M479

  • Keep your business moving forward with wireless printing. Stay connected with dual band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct.
  • Tackle tasks quickly and easily with sumple 10.9cm colour touchscreen.
  • Save energy with HP Auto-on/ Auto Off techlogy.

Why Data#3

Modern business moves fast, and so do we. Distribution and integration centres across Australia provide storage, staging and configuration services that improve on standard vendor lead times for an innovative range of HP printers and end user devices.

Data#3’s Managed Print service is built upon 25 years of successful partnership with HP. As opposed to traditional print suppliers concerned with increasing your reliance and usage of print, Data#3 unites our expertise as a systems integrator, cloud and IoT specialist with HP’s industry leading printers, to help organisations truly harness the power of their printer fleet, while managing risk and keeping deployment, management and supply costs in line.

 

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