Printer security and cost controls are becoming a priority for companies, keeping track of what is happening across your print environment is critical. That is why many companies are conducting a print audit at least once a year. A print audit is a detailed report into every aspect of your company’s printing habits. Print audits can determine what devices may be a vulnerability on the network. They can provide greater visibility into your print infrastructure and activities, help you understand how your printers are used across various departments and office locations, and allow you to see where you could be saving time and money. Print audits are necessary for organizations. They allow businesses to improve their security measures and ensure that compliance requirements be achieved. One of our clients, a Healthcare organization in Delaware County, PA shared with us the benefits of having an annual printer security audit:
1. Increase Network Security – our scans uncovered points of vulnerability and improved security measures
2. Physical Security – our physical security audit evaluates access to where people print (what a person printed & where they printed it to), medical records were being printed to a shared printer in an open space where everyone had access
3. Cost Control – recognized how much time was being spent on printing and allowed improvement in the process and system and to enhance workflows, cutting out wasteful printing, investments in consumables, and energy costs
4. Environmental Benefits – reduced electricity usage, paper, and ink, able to reduce print volumes, use of colored ink, and routed print jobs to efficient printers
Learn more on why you should perform printer security audits!