Securing Printers

How to Keep a Printer Secure on the UW-Madison Network

There are a number of steps IT Administrators should take to secure a printer:

1. Choosing the right printer

2. Ensuring that printers and multifunction devices are located behind firewalls with open ports limited to only those required or consider moving those devices to campus RFC1918 space.

3. Disabling unneeded protocols, such as FTP, Bonjour, Netware, or Telnet. 

4. Implementing strong passwords on admin or web configuration interfaces. 

5. Encouraging users that need to print from off campus locations to use departmental or WiscVPN.

6. Patching and updating