how much of a security risk is allowing a 3rd party to manage print services on a classified network? More importantly they are saying that it will be required to disable all windows based snmp's (which I use to monitor network health). Im overly concerned by the fact they will have 'un-metered' access to my network under the guise of managing their printers. And its not really xerox as much as its 3rd party contractor who will be doing the work. they are needing open firewall ports, 3rd party applications, & direct connection in some cases. Im sure I am being a lil buggy (paranoid), but its necessary, but am I being over protective?