Who are you? Most digital security breaches depend on a user pretending to be someone they aren’t. Lexmark devices are designed to provide unhindered access to the right users, while keeping out the pretenders.
Lexmark laser printers and MFPs include support for USB devices which may cause concern in environments where security is critical. Designed with security in mind, USB host ports have various mechanisms in place to keep them from being used in a malicious manner.
Lexmark devices can be configured to validate user credentials and restrict device functions using Active Directory and other directory server platforms, including internal accounts, NTLM, Kerberos 5, LDAP, LDAP+GSSAPI, password, and PIN.
When a user authenticates in order to scan a document to e-mail, the e-mail address of the sender is automatically looked up and inserted into the “From” field. This lets the recipient clearly see that the e-mail was generated by that individual, not anonymously or from the MFP.
Device administrators can easily restrict device access by combining group privileges, access controls, and authentication methods into security templates that appear in the Access Control drop-down menu. The breadth that a security template can cover is large, providing control over some of the most important security settings on the Lexmark device.
Grant individual users and sets of users the right to access particular device functions, while restricting other users or groups.
Control local and remote access to specific menus, functions and workflows on each device. Entirely disable functions like copy, print, fax, scan to e-mail, FTP, held jobs and address book. Over 50 access controls are available, providing greater flexibility for your unique environment.
You can prevent unauthorized use of a device by restricting the number of consecutive failed logins--and track such events through integrated auditing. When this limit is exceeded, the device is locked for a predetermined amount of time specified by the administrator.
The Operator Panel Lock feature allows an MFP to be put in a locked state so that the operator panel cannot allow any user operations or configuration. The device can be unlocked by entering an authorized user’s credentials, allowing the device to resume its normal operation.
Print jobs are held in RAM or on the hard disc until the intended recipient enters the appropriate PIN, allowing the job to print. Held jobs can be set to expire after an elapsed time (configurable from one hour to one week). In addition, a limit can be set on the number of times a PIN can be entered incorrectly before the corresponding jobs are purged.
Lexmark devices can be configured to hold rather than print incoming faxes during scheduled times. Incoming faxes are held securely on the hard disc until the proper credentials have been entered on the Lexmark device. Examples of credentials include a PIN, password, and user network ID and password.
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