In our recent blog, Barriers to CAC/PIV Secure Printing Implementation, we discussed PrinterLogic’s research into why federal agencies had put off deployment of a CAC/PIV secure-printing solution. Part two of that investigation was to survey agencies who had implemented a CAC/PIV solution to learn more about the pros and cons of their approach, as well as their level of satisfaction with the solution.
We learned that some agencies were not happy with their current CAC/PIV implementation because the solutions were too complicated to maintain, or because they introduced additional risks, or because they invested in a solution that had not paid off.
Most server-based print-management solutions employ one of the three common network printing architectures: centralized print server, distributed print servers, or a combination of both. These packages inherit the associated challenges and security risks of print servers in general, and include:
Each of these risks create new challenges, as outlined below:
Based on this research, PrinterLogic has developed a cost-effective CAC/PIV secure pull-printing system that works with ANY network printer, requires no print servers, and gives complete visibility into print activity on the network. Read about it in our new blog, The PrinterLogic CAC/PIV Advantage, call our Federal Sales Desk at 435-216-1939 for more information, or to schedule a WebEx product demonstration and a 30-day free trial.