First, we have noticed that several brands, such as Xerox, offer data security kits. What does a data security kit do? First, it encrypts the data before it gets stored in the DRAM. Second, it will encrypt the data stored on the hard drive. A data security kit can also give you an overwriting routine that will ensure deleted data remains irretrievable. Why would you need a data security kit if you do not retain the digitized data? First, a lot of MFPs will often have email addresses, names and fax numbers entered into databases. If you store sensitive information on your copier, you want to protect it. Finally, check the National Vulnerability Database to determine if you will encounter specific security problems related to your copier brand.