What is Secure Print?

In today’s fast-paced digital world, ensuring the security of sensitive data is paramount. One area often overlooked is the office printer, where confidential documents can be exposed to unauthorized eyes. Enter secure print, a robust solution designed to safeguard your print environment and maintain the integrity of your data.

Secure print is a sophisticated printing approach that employs advanced security measures to protect sensitive documents from falling into the wrong hands. It goes beyond traditional printing methods, incorporating encryption and authentication technologies to ensure that only authorized individuals can access and retrieve printed documents.

As cyber threats continue to evolve, organizations must prioritize secure printing to mitigate the risk of data breaches.

Secure printing is essential; it safeguards confidential information, contributes to regulatory compliance, and enhances overall document management practices.


Print Security Features: How Secure Print Works


At the core of secure print is encryption, a process that converts data into a coded format, making it unreadable to unauthorized users. This ensures that even if a document is intercepted during the printing process, its contents remain confidential.

User Authentication

Secure print requires users to authenticate themselves before releasing a print job. This can be achieved through verification methods such as passwords, swiping smart cards, or biometric authentication. Only authenticated users gain access to the printed documents, adding an extra layer of security.

Secure Print Release

Unlike conventional printing, secure print employs a “pull” printing model. Users initiate print jobs but must physically be present at the printer to release the documents. This prevents sensitive information from being left unattended in output trays.


Benefits of Secure Printing Solutions

Enhances Document Security

By encrypting print jobs and implementing user authentication, secure print ensures that confidential information remains secure throughout the printing process. This is crucial for industries dealing with HIPAA and patient confidentiality, sensitive client data, or proprietary information.

Prevents Unnecessary Printing

Secure printing can help reduce waste by restricting printing only to authorized users, whose information is tied to their print jobs. This makes it easier to identify who uses the most paper and toner, which department prints the most, and so on, allowing workplaces to change their workflow and increase cost savings from printing accordingly.


Get Peace of Mind

Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies offers secure printing solutions, from selling and leasing multifunction printers and copiers to print management services that fit your organization’s needs.

For more information about secure printing, contact us today.