Brother Device & Network Security

Brother uses standard security protocols to protect assets such as image files, stored documents, system audits, and device configuration data. The following are key security features on our print devices.

  • Device Security

    • Secure Function Lock
      Secure Function Lock is a feature that enables you to restrict Public access to the following functions of your Brother machine, and also prevents users from changing the Default settings of the machine by limiting access to the Menu settings.

    • Authentication (Active Directory)
      Active Directory Authentication restricts the use of your Brother machine. If Active Directory Authentication is enabled, the machine's control panel will be locked. You cannot change the machine's settings until you enter a user ID, domain name and password.

    • NFC Card Reader (MFC-L9550CDW, MFC-L6900DW, HL-L6400DW )
      Unlock Securefunction lock restrictions easily with NFC ID cards

    • Job Logging
      The Store Print Log to Network feature allows you to save the print log file from your You can record the ID, type of print job, job name, user name, date, time and the number of printed pages for every print job.

    • No HDD
      No internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD) takes away the possibility of sensitive information being retrieved from the machines internal memory.

    • IPv6 and IPSec
      IPv6 is the next generation Internet protocol and IPsec encrypts data carried over the network, such as print data sent from computers to a printer.

  • Network Security

    • SSL – encryption of information over the network
      Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) is an effective method of protecting data sent over a local or wide area network (LAN or WLAN). It works by encrypting data, such as a print job, sent over a network, so anyone trying to capture it will not be able to read it.

    • Signed & Secure PDF
      Signed PDF helps prevent data tampering and the impersonation of an author by including a digital certificate within the document when it is scanned in and Secure PDF password protects the file.

    • SFTP
      Scan documents directly to an SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) server, a secure version of an FTP server.

    • IEEE 802.1x
      IEEE 802.1x is an IEEE standard for wired and wireless networks that limits access from unauthorized network devices.

    • Certificates
      Allows secure management, authentication, and communication with the machine over a network.

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Key Features:

  • Secure Print:
    • Ensures that confidential or sensitive documents do not print until a password is entered via the machine’s control panel
  • Secure PDF:
    • You can scan documents using Secure PDF to password protect sensitive documents

²Functions vary by Model.