How to avoid security breaches

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Every company has to be extra cautious in terms of security breaches, as it has become a norm for hackers in today’s society. Major damage can be done to computers and even printers by a simple installation of malicious hardware. As most printers today are multi-functional and have wireless capability, everyone often uses them. This can render them vulnerable to viruses and hacking. With wireless networks, allow users to send data meaning it is easier for hackers to meddle with. There is a chance that your printed files may still be stored into the print queue, exposing you to more security threats. If your printer is not secure than anyone who wants to breach the network and acquire your company’s information can do so. To avoid this from happening, you need to make sure that your internal Wi-Fi connections are safeguarded with security software.

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Printers from HP

HP Enterprise printers include software that protects the device and detects assaults automatically. These printers can even ‘self-heal’ after being infected with a virus!

Printers from Samsung

To prevent unauthorised access to multifunction printers, Samsung printers have a Secure Login Manager. You may create an extra security barrier for picture files or other stored documents by configuring ID and passwords as well as PINs to access the system. Furthermore, a Confidential Print function accounts for the possibility of leaving printed documents unattended on the printer, where they might be picked up by anyone. Samsung printers keep submitted jobs until the intended receiver arrives. Only by entering a PIN code can the task be safely sent to the correct hands.

Printers manufactured by Xerox

To prevent unauthorised access from hackers, Xerox recommends McAfee software. The ConnectKey programme notifies you that the files on your printer have been tampered with.

It also has settings to lessen the need for manual software upgrades to deal with potential risks.

Cisco is another suggested software for Xerox printers since it provides secure external email connectivity that encrypts data flow between multifunction printers and externally hosted mail servers. This implies that while transmitting digital files, mail servers are safeguarded.

What is the difference in buying XL and standard cartridges?

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Every cartridge manufacturer offers a wide range of cartridges to accommodate each printer. However, what is the difference in sizing in terms of cartridges?

Many Ink cartridge manufacturers provide standard and XL cartridges. The difference between the two? The XL simply lasts longer, meaning you will not have to replace your cartridges so often. They both have different amounts of Ink in the cartridge. Buying an XL cartridge could amount to being cheaper in the end as you obtain greater value for money.

When compared to buying an XL, the advantages of utilising a standard cartridge are that you do not have to invest as much money upfront. Furthermore, if you do not print frequently, you may prefer the standard cartridge, as cartridges left in a printer for an extended period may dry out.

If you are ever unclear about the size or type of paper that you require for your printer than you can always check the printer model on our InknToner UK website to discover which XL and standard cartridges your printer need or contact us!

Ink Cartridges

HP Cartridges

HP ink cartridges change slightly based on the printer type. Always double-check the cartridges you are removing from the printer or look up the model on the internet.

HP cartridges include versions with both black and tri-colour cartridges, which require two cartridges. The difference between the XL and standard sizes is how much the cartridges are filled.

Other types of HP ink cartridges include standard, XL, and occasionally XXL or extra high yield. When an inkjet printer has four or more slots, it implies you are getting more for your money and simply need to change the cartridge colour when it runs out.

Epson Cartridges

Epson cartridges are available in standard and XL capacity, as well as single cartridges in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. When utilising combination cartridges, you may wind up discarding the cartridges when one colour runs out. In most circumstances, double-check your printer model first. However, in general, the size will be the same and will fit in your printer. The only variation is the amount of ink used.