TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2018 - IDC Survey - Doc # US44390318

Print Security Survey, 2018: Rules and Policies

By: Keith KmetzProgram Vice President, Imaging, Printing & Document Solutions

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This IDC Survey examines the results of IDC's 2018 Print Security Survey. IDC conducted a United States–based survey with companies to understand a number of critical market dynamics involving security and printing. The goal of the survey was to identify the current market perspectives on print security. Select questions from the survey that addressed rules and policies are reviewed and analyzed in this document. This analysis examines the following issues related to security:

  • Types of formalized security policies implemented regarding company documents
  • IT security policy including print
  • Formal education for employees on the use of printers/MFPs
  • Current policies in place to prevent security breaches from printed/copied/faxed documents left in an output tray

Related deliverables on a number of topics will be provided separately and include:

  • IT security and print security perspectives
  • Security spending
  • Security breaches
  • Security challenges
  • Security brands
  • Security benefits
  • Print security feature set


  • 22 slides

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