Is Your Data At Risk?

Today we all understand the importance of Data Security, but are we overlooking risks to our business which can easily be avoided?

We take precautions so we don’t have our PIN numbers stolen, and we shred other personal information which could be used against us. But what about the information which runs through our company day in and day out over the years?.

There are ways to steal personal or financial information that many of us are unaware of. Just one small mistake in data security can result in a huge disaster.

Data Theft can happen from places that you may not normally think about. Does your company use a copiers? Of course it does, and this can be one of the easiest places for a thief or a hacker to access your data. In fact, your information could be at a higher level of risk than you ever thought.

How is this possible?

Every digital copier has a hard drive. On this hard drive is a copy of every image that has ever been scanned, copied or printed on that device.

Most people don’t know that digital copiers contain hard drives, usually they go completely unnoticed. Studies show that 60% of Americans today have no clue that their digital copiers even have hard drives.

From HR files to medical records, financial data to passwords, the hard drive on your copier is a criminal’s playground. This isn’t much of an issue while the copier or MFP is in your office being used on a day-to-day basis. The problem arises when the copier is upgraded. The shiny new model arrives and the tired old beast is bid farewell. As the old copier leaves the security of the office, your data leaves with it.

This is a big problem, what should I do about data security?

At Pacific Connecteq we have you covered. We know that just “Deleting” files is a useless waste of time, leaving your data completely recoverable by the bad guys.  For true data security the hard drive must be wiped.

Wiping a hard drive is a very different process that merely deleting files. Deleted files are actually still resident on the storage device. A hard drive that has been wiped renders your files and documents unrecoverable and eliminates the risk of stolen data.

Pacific Connecteq offers a comprehensive Hard Drive Wiping service, complete with a certificate of data destruction. We offer two levels of service to choose from. The first level DoD Clear and the second is DoD Sanitize. These are both Department of Defense certified processes and provide peace of mind that your data is no longer a threat to you.

Ask our representative which level is right for you. We provide these services in quick, secure and cost effective packages.

Don’t allow your data to be used against you. Call us today at (310) 561-8055.

 

What is an MFP?

Don’t call it a copier, its an MFP!What is an MFP?

So what’s the difference, you ask? Plenty!

First, a copier… well… it copies and that’s all it does. What good is that?

An MFP, short for Multifunctional Printer is an entirely different thing. Yes it copies, but that’s just the beginning. In the long run, that’s probably the thing that it will do the least of!

The MFP can Copy, Print, Scan, Store and sometimes Fax. The MFP is a highly powered “Peripheral” device which replaces multiple devices and integrates them seamlessly into one centralized point. The MFP is the main I/O (Input/Output) device for managing the flow of documents into and out of your computer network.

But it gets better!

Today’s better MFPs are also “Web Enabled”. What does this mean to you and your co-workers? well, to begin with you are now able to access “Cloud Services” and utilize Mobile Printing. These two innovations take productivity and utility to new highs. Imagine the possibilities!

From remote workers to sales forces working in a client’s office, all of the data they require to work at their peak levels are available, on demand! How about printing documents to the MFP even though you may be hundreds of miles away? Let’s do it!

Then there is Document Management. Scanning, Storing, Retrieving and Archiving. The MFP is the hub through which these processes are enabled and made to be user friendly. Good Stuff!

Do all MFPs do all of these functions you ask? No. In evaluating what is the best MFP for your organization, you need to look beyond what you think you need right now. You need to pull out your crystal ball and look into the future. OK, maybe not that, but you do need to imagine possibilities and try your best to “Future-Proof” yourself before investing your money in a solution.

The best way to gain the knowledge and insights you need in order to make a truly informed decision is to work with a high quality, knowledgeable and fully-authorized MFP dealership. The consultant from an organization like this will take the time to review your current and future needs, making a recommendation based upon these findings. This is valuable information and time well spent.

Here at Pacific ConnecTeq, our staff is comprised of industry veterans who are committed to establishing a long-term and productive relationship with you, our client.Our strategy is simple. If you feel we’ve done our job well, you’ll continue to not only work with us into the future, but you will refer your friends and associates to us as well. That’s how we work.

Call us at (310) 561-8055, or request a call back by clicking here.

We look forward to getting to know you!