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63% of Enterprises Report Printer-Related Security Breaches

Independent Study Finds that Print Management Solutions from Nuance address security issues

LONDON, UK, March 13, 2013 – The need for businesses to adopt secure print solutions is the focus of a Nuance-sponsored white paper published by research and analyst company Quocirca. Entitled ‘Printing: a false sense of security?’ the whitepaper outlines why and how private and public sector organisations must ensure their printing is secure in order to safeguard sensitive company or client information. The paper comes at a time when organisations are increasingly streamlining workflows associated with paper-based documents – either for efficiency, legal or environmental reasons – and the office Multi-Functional Printer (MFP) and networked printer is playing a greater role in helping them achieve their document-related goals. The whitepaper can be downloaded here.

Despite the greater reliance on MFPs and their role in the document lifecycle, many businesses leave themselves exposed to potential data breaches, according to Quocirca’s research. It shows that only 22% of businesses* have implemented secure printing. This points to a low level of awareness for the need to secure printing which, in part, explains why 63% of businesses surveyed by Quocirca admit to experiencing one or more print-related breaches, even though organisations are increasingly aware of the damage that can be done to their reputation and customer trust through the misuse or loss of sensitive data.

The whitepaper explains that while the greater reliance on MFPs can expose security weaknesses – either policy or device-related - these can be countered by implementing secure printing practices to close the print security gap. It also recommends that print security must form part of the company’s wider information security strategy, in order to mitigate the risk. To illustrate this, the whitepaper features two case studies explaining how companies in the public and finance sector have used Nuance’s Equitrac and SafeCom solutions to address the issue of securing print.

The Nuance Document Imaging portfolio is made up of leading Print Management solutions such as Equitrac and SafeCom, Nuance eCopy ShareScan scanning and workflow solutions and Nuance OmniPage, PaperPort, PDF Converter Professional and eCopy PDF Pro Office desktop applications. Nuance Document Imaging solutions help companies to secure their data, boost productivity, increase efficiency and streamline enterprise workflows. Nuance delivers end-to-end solutions that support workflows from MFPs to desktop and mobile devices in the cloud.

Nuance has global channel partnerships with nearly every MFP and scanning vendor, including Brother, Canon/Océ, Fuji Xerox, HP, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh/IKON, Visioneer and Xerox – each of which currently sells or bundles Nuance solutions through dealers or as part of MPS portfolios.

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Research carried out by Quocirca amongst 150 enterprises with over 1,000 employees in the UK, France and Germany


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Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.co.uk.

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