WeP collaborates with the Israel-based company to provide secure printing solutions

Baddi-based WeP Solutions has become the first Indian managed printing services (MPS) provider to sign an agreement with Israel-based ePaper for offering secure printing solutions. The tie-up is focussed on strengthening the security aspect of a print management system.

20 Jul 2018 | By Sujith Ail

(l-r) Belal Lehwany, founder and CEO, ePaper with Manish Garg of WeP Solutions

Manish Garg, chief executive MPS, WeP Solutions, said, “With this agreement, WeP has become the first service provider in the country to offer a secure and stable printing environment for Indian businesses. "

The service will be provided through Sentinel, a pull-printing solution developed by ePaper. Sentinel is a print management software with flexible, modular architecture that can be customised according to the printing/copying/scanning needs of any organisation.

Printer hacking is a major threat to many organisations and it is possible to attack an unsecured printer with ease. A case in point that highlights how susceptible an unsecure printing environment can be the hacking of 150,000 insecure printers by a white-hat hacker in 2017. It was done to raise awareness towards the dangers of leaving printers exposed online without a firewall or other security settings enabled. 

Stressing on how useful the secure printing solutions is in an environment where multiple printers at different sites are interlinked, Garg, said, “The usage of multi-purpose printers is prominent in small-to-large organisations, exposing them to security vulnerabilities. Organisations must take measures to protect their print environment as it is widely prone to attacks and printers, by default, have no security. Products powered by Sentinel will not only improve security surrounding printing, scanning and copying but also decrease costs through the reduction of wastage and optimisation of toner usage.”

The solutions provided under this agreement include security, cloud printing, and device management. The organisation can protect their confidential data and print from anywhere, thus omitting the dependency on any other network.

Sentinel consists of hardware devices, embedded printer software, and client and server print management software. Users need to first identify themselves using their single sign-on corporate tag, staff/employee card, or a PIN code. This way, restricted documents can only be viewed by the person sending them. Additionally, the Scan to Me feature prevents sending scanned documents to the wrong address.

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