This year PaperCut has focused on enhancing the overall look and feel of one of the world’s leading print management solutions. PaperCut 17.2 extends features to continue to reduce any potential security risks associated with printing. In the new release, this trend continues.
End users are presented with a slick new interface, which administrators can quickly customize with new branding options. They’ve also added a number of enhancements to help any organization be GDPR compliant. For PaperCut MF users, Integrated Scanning is now available on Xerox and Sindoh, along with more improvements to make configuring Find-Me easier.
A modern look and feel for all users
The refreshed, modern interface introduced in 17.0 on the Admin web interface has been expanded to the User web interface.
Now end users can enjoy the same modern look and feel as administrators, with a stylish and savvy interface that presents an intuitive layout to allow everyone to get the most out of their PaperCut MF or NG deployment.
A new “Branding” section located in the Options menu provides quick and easy configuration of customization; allowing users to make PaperCut truly their own.
If you are not quite ready to adopt the new User web interface, you can revert to the older interface and plan your transition until the release of version 18.0.
Improvements continue for Xerox embedded application
After receiving an interface refresh in 17.0, the PaperCut MF embedded application on Xerox EIP devices has had a number of new functions added, including Integrated Scanning, the ability to select multiple print jobs when releasing, the tracking of printing from USB drives and more. All this new functionality will make it feel like a new embedded application for Xerox Multifunction Devices.
And yes, the Xerox Integrated Scanning is supported on all the new VersaLink and AltaLink devices as well!
Integrated Scanning and a modern UI supported on Sindoh devices
Now with both Integrated Scanning and a modern, intuitive interface on Sindoh devices, PaperCut MF provides a seamless end user experience at the MFD panel.
Packed with features to reduce waste and secure sensitive documents, the pre-configurable Scan Actions ensure document scanning on Sindoh devices will effortlessly integrate into existing business processes.
Quick and easy copy function access on Canon devices
Expanding the Guest Access functionality to more devices, PaperCut MF now allows IT Administrators to easily enable anonymous user access for the device copy function on Canon devices. Through a nominated user account, the “Guest Access” button can be configured to grant unrestricted access and free usage of the device copy functions and still track the copy usage.
Support for Toshiba’s environmentally-friendly erasable toner
Toshiba’s latest enterprise-class MFD, the Toshiba e-STUDIO4508LP, can not only print normal black ink, it can also print a special blue ink which is erasable, allowing paper to be reused up to 5 times.
As eliminating paper waste is one of PaperCut’s core values, it was quickly ensured that PaperCut MF supports Toshiba’s latest environmental initiative. PaperCut MF’s print tracking and quota management now permits specific tracking and quota settings on eBlue jobs.
Enhanced usability when releasing print jobs at the device
Users will now have the ability to release multiple jobs at the same time from HP OSA, Sharp OSA and Toshiba eConnect devices, making the print process quicker and easier. Users will also have the ability to cancel multiple jobs at the same, again improving the usability of the embedded release stations.
Find-Me configuration is now even easier
Following on from the Secure Print and Find-Me configuration enhancements released in 17.1, we’ve added in some extra smarts. Now during Find-Me configuration, queues that match the same physical address as the device being configured will be automatically be suggested, saving time and effort of sorting through a potentially long list of print queues.
Restrict admin access to specific shared accounts
PaperCut MF and PaperCut NG now offers improved security of shared account administration by providing the ability to restrict Admin rights to specific shared accounts. Admins can be given access to manage only the subset of accounts they are responsible for. By limiting Admin access to specific shared accounts, both the risk of unsanctioned account access and potential confusion for SysAdmins are reduced.
New security improvements for GDPR compliance
The latest data regulation taking Europe by storm is the GDPR, which will enforce significant fines in the case of privacy and data breaches. In 17.2, new Forget-Me and What Do You Know About Me features help organizations comply with their GDPR obligations relating to their printing system.
These two latest features, along with Secure Print Release and Watermarking and Digital Signatures, are key measures to protect a user’s data integrity and specifically safeguard an organization’s print environment to be GDPR compliant.
Forget-Me, to help comply with the “Right to be Forgotten” changes, is a secure and automated process to have all information associated with a user redacted with a single admin command. Everything from user details, job history and account balance can all be easily removed if the user should request it.
What Do You Know About Me, to help comply with the “Right to Access” changes, provides users with all the information stored about them in PaperCut NG or PaperCut MF, giving them full visibility into their data records.
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