In our recent blog, Barriers to CAC/PIV Secure Printing Implementation, we identified reasons why federal agencies have held off implementing CAC/PIV secure printing despite its security benefits. Based on this research, and a careful analysis of other solutions in the market, PrinterLogic has developed a unique, cost-effective CAC/PIV pull-printing approach that works with ANY network printer, requires no print servers, and gives complete visibility into print activity on the network.
PrinterLogic uses a print-management application called PrinterLogic Web Stack (formerly Printer Installer) to manage the enterprise print environment and eliminate or reduce the print-server footprint. We help customers eliminate print servers and migrate their environment to a centrally managed direct-IP printing infrastructure. This infrastructure is the key to achieving a serverless CAC/PIV secure print-release model.
Figure 1. PrinterLogic Serverless CAC/PIV Secure Print Infrastructure
This serverless solution works within the PrinterLogic infrastructure and is managed by the PrinterLogic Web Stack software. It maintains the full functionality of print servers while replacing them. It provides a more manageable print environment that is more friendly for end users. The solution includes printer-driver deployment and management, print-job auditing and reporting, and centralized printer management from a single web-based console.
The Printerlogic platform provides a tangible and timely return on investment due to a reduction in hard costs (eliminating print servers), a reduction in help-desk calls, and an increase in productivity for admins and end users alike. The core benefits of the company’s serverless CAC/PIV solution include:
Figure 2. PrinterLogic E-241 CAC/PIV Badge Reader
Eliminating print servers is compelling, but we realize not every organization can eliminate all of its print servers because some applications require them. PrinterLogic can work in these hybrid environments. We also understand that buying a new printer and MFP fleet every three to five years is not cost effective, which is why our CAC/PIV solution is designed to work with your existing printers.
We’ve shown how PrinterLogic’s research with federal agencies has led to a unique, cost-effective CAC/PIV pull-printing approach that works with ANY network printer, requires no print servers, and gives complete visibility into print activity on the network. To see how PrinterLogic’s secure pull-printing functionality can work for you, call our Federal Sales Desk at 435-216-1939 for more information, or to schedule a WebEx demonstration and a 30-day free trial.