Cryptek offers security for multifunction devices

Cryptek today introduced the Netgard MFD card-reader appliance, which manages secure access to multifunction devices that print, scan and copy documents.

The appliance provides identity access authentication for multifunction devices, the company said. It enforces security by requiring users to authenticate themselves with an electronic access card and a personal identification number. The appliance restricts network access from the multifunction device by requiring the user to first insert a valid identify card, such as the Defense Department's Common Access Card, and a PIN, which ensures that restricted information is not transmitted via the organization's network.

The Netgard MFD security appliance includes a Web-based administration interface to remotely manage security policy for multifunction devices fitted with the Netgard MFD appliance, Cryptek representatives said.

The appliance can be ordered with new multifunction devices or retrofitted to devices that are already installed. Multifunction devices used with the Netgard MFD security appliance will support the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 and the DOD Common Access Card Issuance Mandate.

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