Pcounter as part of your overall security policy

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017

So you think your business is safe and secure, you’ve got your CCTV in place along with a great AIT access control solution. You’re filtering emails and have your web security under control.  But with IT security breaches and hacks continuing to increase year after year now is not the time to be complacent.

Did you know that 15 to 20% of all print jobs are never collected from printers and that almost 70% of companies have experienced a print-related data breach? With this is mind isn’t it time you thought about including print security in your policies. Securing your printing environment is now a very important part of any company’s overall security solution. Your MFD’s and printers play a major role in transferring information and data, so print security can no longer be overlooked, especially with the EU General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018.

Many companies today know the benefits of a print management solution, such as a the 40% savings on your printing costs but a print management solution can also become the first step towards increasing print-related security, enhancing data protection and adding to your overall security strategy.

Improving document security with AIT
Pcounter, a leading print management software solution, can improve document security and increase accountability for your organisation. With this solution, you receive a full audit trail of who printed, from where, what was printed and which device was used. This provides you with a greater understanding of your printing landscape, gives you more control and user accountability.

Secure pull printing technology provides secure and confidential output for the convenience for you and your users. Print jobs can be held in a queue until the user is ready to release/pull it from the print queue and these prints are released using external copier terminals, embedded device software, PC applications, ID cards or biometric fingerprint readers and you can add additional authentication steps to your print jobs giving greater protection.

Allowing print jobs to be held in a queue until the user is reader to collect the output adds to security of data and allows users to select a printer of their choice for their output, ensuring that no confidential documents can be left lying around.. The number of authentication options means there is a one to fit every organisation.

Secure pull printing using Pcounter not only ensures that each print output remains confidential it also offers your user the opportunity to cancel print jobs that are no longer required. 

When considering your security plan and with the EUGDPR ahead of us in May 2018 please don’t overlook your printing security. Integrating print management into your overall security policy makes good sense, improves data protection and minimises the risk of security breaches.

If you would like to find out more about Pcounter’s secure pull printing solution click here to watch our video or contact us at solutions@ait.co.uk or call is on 0113 273 0300