May is here, and summer is knocking at our doors. To distract us from BBQ’s in the rain the talented team at PaperCut HQ have released PaperCut MF Version 17.1 into the wild. With Integrated Scanning for the Ricoh SDK/J platform and a host of security enhancements, this release adds value in all areas of the product.
The PaperCut MF application on Ricoh SDK/J (Java) devices has been RiDP certified and now includes Integrated Scanning.
Now with both Integrated Scanning and a modern, intuitive interface on Ricoh Java devices, PaperCut MF provides a seamless end-user experience at the MFD panel. The new pre-configurable Scan Actions ensure secure document scanning on Ricoh SDK/J devices will effortlessly integrate into existing business processes. Of course this can also run on new SOP devices. Keep an eye out for a native SOP Integrated Scanning solution on Ricoh SOP devices coming soon with PaperCut MF in late 2017.
PaperCut has received some great feedback regarding their whitepaper: Securing your Print System. Based on industry expert feedback they have released an update.
If you haven’t already read it, the paper provides practical and tested advice on how to secure your print system end-to-end from before a print job is printed, through securing the print workflow, to safeguarding your printed documents.
PaperCut has made improvements to Secure Print and Find-Me Printing to decrease configuration time, increase awareness of inaccurate settings and PaperCut do this all with full backwards compatibility, no matter how unique your current environment is. To save time virtual and physical queues with Hold/Release enabled will appear at the top of the list.
Mobility Print is making printing simple again and getting better all the time!
To help provide extra security on shared devices Mobility Print now enables optional forcement of authentication for every job printed no matter the user or device. When Mobility Print was released as part of 17.0, the default option was to authenticate “per device”, which meant the user’s details were remembered for the device they were printing from. PaperCut have recently added a second authentication option, which is “per job” authentication, which means user details will need to be re-entered for each print job, when printed to a printer which has this option turned on.
This new option gives SysAdmins the ability to enforce this higher security authentication mode on a per printer basis, so it can be set just for those printers available on a shared device, such as tablets or iPads. It will also ensure the correct users are being associated to their jobs, even if a user accidentally stays logged in on a shared device.
Eliminate any potential confusion and make it easier for users to select the most appropriate printer for them through subnet filtering. By restricting access to printers for specified users and groups, or across multiple sites and locations, only the printers available on the specified subnet will be shown.
Detailed instructions have been included in the Mobility Print Help Centre to assist with configuring subnet filters.
Mobility Print is now supported with the seamless failover of Site Servers. Not only can users have choice and freedom to print from whatever device is at their disposal, SysAdmins can have the confidence that their Mobility Print network will be always available when using Site Servers.
Extending the integration between online Site Servers and Mobility Print, offline mode support has been added to provide networks utilising Mobility Print the continuous availability of printing resources that Site Servers provide.
Watermarking and digital signatures can be valuable, as they help protect the life of the document after it has been printed. There are lots of organisations that are asking for this feature including a large number of government customers, in this release PaperCut has made enhancements to the existing watermark and digital signature feature by now including Full Page Watermarking, helping organisations push the value of digital signatures to the limit.
PaperCut has always had a strong stance on security and worked hard to ensure they keep in line with security best practices, even setting new benchmarks for security in print management. The days are numbered where it is up to an organisation to choose whether they’ll secure their environment. In 2018, European organisations could face fines up to €20m or 4% of their global turnover in the event of a data breach as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the US, all government organisations are enforced to follow strict security guidelines, including the use of HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).
This release also offers stricter cookie security with HTTP Only and the option to force all cookies to HTTPS with a “secure” flag.
The latest Web Print server update changes the behaviour of third party application requests for multiple copies of a single job. All copies will now be printed as a single job, improving system performance and user experience.
For SysAdmins and IT Managers, this reduces the load on the Application and Web Print servers with fewer spool file creation and network traffic. For end users, it means less wait time when releasing a job and minimises confusion by only presenting one print job at the release station.
Following the recent launch of HP’s new line-up of multifunction printers with advanced security features, PaperCut have been working closely with HP to ensure PaperCut MF provides a secure, consistent user experience. The ease of use of the large touchscreen control panel on the LaserJet Enterprise MFPs complements the quality and seamless experience of PaperCut MF.
PaperCut MF also supports the latest card-readers released by HP, HP Universal USB Proximity Card Reader (Product Number X3D03A) and RF IDeas RDR-805H3AKU. Up to four card types can now be configured in the PaperCut Admin web interface.
PaperCut has also begun work on a brand new PaperCut MF build for HP so keep an eye for this to be released later in 2017. Built from the ground up, this release will leverage HP’s OXPd platform to bring all the latest PaperCut MF functionality to HP MFP, including Integrated Scanning.
For what was the largest product launch in Xerox history, PaperCut worked hard to ensure there was a solution ready for the latest ConnectKey devices. The versatility and scalability of PaperCut MF complements the Xerox VersaLink (designed for small workgroups and distributed teams) and the Xerox AltaLink series (designed for larger workgroups and print volumes) providing a seamless end-user experience.
Be sure to keep an eye out for PaperCut MF with Integrated Scanning on Xerox MFPs coming in late 2017.
If you would like training or simply have some questions then get in touch with your Account Manager.