Intelligent print solutions to promote document security

11th April 2017 | Insights

Ever experienced that awkward moment when you print something sensitive or confidential, and someone gets to the printer before you do, sees something they’re not supposed to, and suddenly confidential information is no longer confidential?

Ever had to play that game where you need to hit print, race to the printer and make sure you get your documents before they end up mixed in with someone else’s print job?

Such frustrations need no longer be a problem, with the modern generation of print solutions. Although their most immediately-recognisable benefits are cost control and reduction, they are also designed to augment document security and confidentiality.

Managed print software solutions like PaperCut and Pcounter intercept prints before they get to the printer, and hold them in on a secure print server. The document will only actually be printed when you arrive at the machine, and either key in your access credentials, or use an existing authentication method such as swipe card, fob or fingerprint.

This system means that sensitive financial information, customer details,  or delicate personal information, will remain confidential – at least between the computer and the printer, which is a worryingly common cause of organisational data breaches.

By keeping printing secure can help to keep you the right side of data protection law, and help to avoid heavy fines for non-compliance, and the potentially irreparable damage to reputation that a data breach can cause. At United Carlton, we specialise in these kind of intelligent print solutions that deliver not just high quality materials, but also peace of mind for our customers.