Security was top priority at Brother’s recent reseller event

Security was top of the agenda at a recent reseller event hosted by Brother UK at its Manchester showroom. The technology giant held the event to raise awareness of the risks of printer-related data breaches, and it was attended by 34 representatives from Brother UK’s reseller partners.

According to Print in the Digital Age by Quocirca, 61% of businesses suffered a data breach in 2017. A presentation by Suzanne Bullivant, legal officer at Brother International Europe, highlighted what ever-changing regulations mean for how businesses manage personal data by having to know where it is kept, what is done with it, and how long it can be retained.

Bullivant commented: “Moving forward, it is all about businesses understanding the data that they have in their possession, while ensuring they have the best possible defence in place against security breaches. Printers can often be a soft target for data theft, as they aren’t always integrated correctly into the IT infrastructure, leaving them outside of the wider network security.

One of the best approaches resellers can make to assist their clients with this issue is by offering a managed print service, so installation and connection to an existing network, including its security features, is properly achieved. We are keen to offer training and assistance to our channel partners, so ultimately the end-customer receives the highest quality service.

Events such as this add another level to our partnership with the channel, meaning that together we can continue to offer businesses IT solutions that enhance performance and productivity.”