While many know network printers can be a security vulnerability, many may not realize that a similar vulnerability exists in fax machines, potentially granting unauthorized users (hackers) access to your networks. These fax vulnerabilities differ from printing vulnerabilities, because fax protocols don’t allow for user authentication the same way printers can.
Imagine a hacker sends a malicious fax to your organization. If the printer that receives the fax is connected to your internal network, the hacker can then gain access to your network.
To send and receive faxes securely, you could put your printers and faxes in a separate network from your main network. Or, you could consider a secure cloud-based fax solution, like Biscom's FAXCOM Suite.
Biscom’s FAXCOM Suite provides a collection of management tools and software to facilitate and automate user management, fax server administration, cloud server administration, inbound and outbound rules and policies, business processes and workflows.
The FAXCOM Suite gives an organization the benefit of a custom fax implementation for each division or group with both centralized and distributed management capabilities. Send and receive faxes securely within Outlook, Gmail, Office 365 and many other email systems. The FAXCOM Suite includes options with:
*Organizations do have the ability to use both the on-premise fax server solution and the fax hosted service to meet high availability and disaster recovery requirements without any manual processes.