Can Your Copier Be a Trojan Horse?



Poorly secured printing devices — like any computing equipment — can bring danger to the workplace, and vulnerabilities in these devices put the data they process and the networks to which they connect at risk.


What happens if what appears to be a routine firmware update is actually designed to introduce malicious code? Without secure hardware, your information may not be as safe as you think.


Isn’t it just a matter of time before data is stolen or corrupted?

Data theft, unauthorized access and information leaks are on the rise — and simply hoping your devices and networks don’t get hit leaves you wide open to threats. Not only do you have to worry about long-term data storage, but even temporary data is a frequent target for theft or corruption.


Will human error and carelessness leak confidential information?

Unclaimed documents sitting on the paper tray or left out in the open is a familiar sight in many workplaces — but did you ever stop to think that these documents can be picked up by anyone? This puts the document’s information at risk, especially when printing confidential documents.



Where do we begin?

You know security is important, but creating the right plan for your business can feel like a daunting jigsaw puzzle. When it comes to security, one size does not fit all. Your business is unique, and what works for other industries may not work for you.


However, something that every business needs is a secure network and secure devices. With the right partner on your side, you can work together to solve your security challenges and tackle the roadblocks that are keeping you from working efficiently.



How GFI Digital Can Help

Device Security

The Ricoh devices we can provide you are designed, manufactured, and implemented with security as a core requirement. Security-focused thinking is present from the start in everything from product design to sales.

Ricoh device security capabilities can help protect multifunction devices and laser printers from potential threats — including compromising:

  • firmware

  • a device’s hard disk drive

  • non-volatile memory

  • open network ports

  • system of authentication

A wide range of Ricoh devices are certified based on Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408). On devices undergoing Common Criteria certification, security functions are tested by independent third-party government-licensed laboratories to ensure security features perform correctly and conform to standards set by both government and industry.



Network Security

GFI Digital's Managed Network Service programs range from enterprise-level IT support to supplying a completely outsourced IT department and virtual CIO. At GFI Digital, our team of DigitalNET experts will create a customized solution and provide help desk service and 24/7 monitoring to ensure network uptime.


We will implement Endpoints & Servers Firewall to protect any and all devices on the network, including your copiers and printers. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove malicious programs such as viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and more that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to find and remove from your computer. Managed Network Services are updated regularly to quickly detect, destroy and prevent malware.


With the combination of device security and network security, your business is free to use copiers and printers without worry.


Contact us to ensure your copiers and printers are safe from cyber-threats.