To practically manage a fleet of networked print and imaging devices, secure remote management is a must. The device must allow authorised people to configure it, while rejecting those that are unauthorised. The process of managing the device must also be secured so that the network traffic associated with the remote management can’t be sniffed, stolen or abused.
Lexmark devices include a variety of features to make remote device management easier, and more secure. These features can be configured through the device's embedded Web page.
Track security-related events to mitigate exposure, proactively track and identify potential risks, and integrate with your intrusion detection system for proactive real-time tracking.
Lexmark printers and MFPs automatically inspect downloaded firmware updates for the appropriate Lexmark digital signatures. Firmware that’s not correctly packaged and signed by Lexmark is rejected.
Printers and MFPs use certificates for HTTPS, SSL, IPsec, and 802.1x authentications. The Certificate Management feature allows the devices to integrate with a PKI environment by allowing the certificates to be signed, and also allows the devices to trust certificate authorities in the PKI environment.
Lexmark printers and MFPs use the HTTPS communication protocol. It allows Web traffic to be encrypted so that you can securely perform remote management via the device Web page.
Version 3 of the standard network management protocol SNMP includes extensive security capabilities. Lexmark printers and MFPs support SNMPv3--including the authentication and data encryption components--to allow secure remote management of the devices. SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 are also supported and can be independently configured or disabled.
What makes Lexmark smart printers and multifunction products (MFPs) smart is their ability to run and configure apps that automate manual tasks, enhance security and guide users through your business processes with ease. But like any programmable devices with comprehensive configuration options, they should be as carefully protected as any PC or server on your network. Lexmark devices include a variety of function access controls, authentication and authorisation mechanisms and an optional backup password to keep unauthorised users from altering the device’s settings, including security settings.
In the event that an administrative password is lost or forgotten, or the device has lost network connectivity, the secure password reset feature resets the access control setting on the device’s security menu to allow access.
Backup password provides access to the security menu of the device regardless of the assigned protection method or the availability of that method. For example, if an LDAP server or network is unavailable, an administrator would still have access to the security menu of the device to make the necessary adjustments for accessing the device.
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