HID Global announced an extension of its secure access and identification solutions to secure print authentication. The company is partnering with multi-function printer manufacturers and their application partners to develop secure print authentication solutions that enable HID Global customers to use iClass credentials on printers to reduce print costs and increase security and compliance.
The program extends an organization’s existing security investment to incorporate multi-function printer solutions by using HID Global readers as well as HID Prox and iCLASS cards. By enabling employees to print documents when they have been authenticated to the device with their HID credentials, companies can reduce the amount of paper, toner and electricity used on a daily basis, saving money and helping reduce printing-related waste.
Through these partnerships, controlled document printing is achieved by enabling networked printers or with third party software and an HID contactless card reader, where print jobs are then released only when an authorized user presents their HID contactless card to the reader on the device.
Managed printing also enables companies to meet industry-specific compliance requirements by reducing the ability for sensitive data to be accessed and mishandled. Current print management software provides the ability to associate printer use and costs by individual, department, location and other variables.
It enables companies to establish rules-based printing policies, track usage and run detailed reports, enabling them to more effectively enforce security policies and comply with regulations imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and others.