Xerox And McAfee Work Together To Improve Printer Security

2012-10-26 08:46:18

Published on 2012-10-26 08:46:18

McAfee and Xerox have announced plans to work together to help protect IP-enabled printers from remote attacks.

The businesses hope that the collaboration will lead to a security platform that will work to block potentially malicious traffic and data attacks, which could cause data to be stolen from printers connected to networks.

V3 has reported Rick Dastin, president of the Xerox office and solutions business group, as saying: "You can find tens of thousands of devices that are remotely accessible that you can attack. People do not realise that they are on the public internet."

Earlier this year, Xerox purchased customer experience specialist WDS in order to bolster its range of consumer care solutions, with the company hoping to capture, analyse and manage technical support interactions.

The ink cartridge specialist also warned people that there is a risk of losing data during the disposal process, as many printers are not properly wiped before being thrown away.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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