Although most of organizations are mindfully deploying appropriate tools to protect their computers and servers, they tend to leave their printers completely unprotected. Nevertheless, it is widely acknowledged that modern printing and scanning devices are actually endpoints, just like computers. They have an operating system, a hard drive, memory and CPU, along with access to both the corporate network and the Internet. Thus, it is readily understood that an unprotected printing device is likely to be targeted as a “backdoor” entry for malicious code, which might be able to “invade” the company with unpredictable consequences.
Moreover, the cost of restoring data is often unbearable for an average business, both economically and as a result of damage to its reputation.