RICOH Card Authentication Package

Card-based user authentication and permissions management

The single Platform for Smart Process Appreciations

About the Card Authentication Package

The Card Authentication Package provides an automated process for authenticating a user for access to MFP features and functionality, leveraging standard card reader technology. Installations with greater than about 500 users also require the Card Authentication Server software.

Major Applications

 
MFP Access Control to eliminate unauthorized usage
 
Security of information assets
 
Reduce everyday operating costs
 
Improved business processes and user efficiency

Using Card Authentication Package

 
Simple card validation (compares card information with registered users)
 
Users can authenticate at an MFP using the same card issued to access buildings (such as an employee ID badge), so users don't have to remember an additional login and password
 
Once authenticated, holders of a valid card can perform copy, scan, fax, and/or use document server functions according to their assigned permissions
 
Document release by card authentication solves the problem of documents being taken by mistake by other users printing to the same central machine (when used with Enhanced Locked Print NX)
 
Card credentials also control access to the scanning and routing features of GlobalScan NX

About the Card Authentication Package

 
The Card Authentication Package provides an automated process for authenticating a user for access to MFP features and functionality, leveraging standard card reader technology. Installations with greater than about 500 users also require the Card Authentication Server software.

Major Applications

 
MFP Access Control to eliminate unauthorized usage
 
Security of information assets
 
Reduce everyday operating costs
 
Improved business processes and user efficiency
 
Simple card validation (compares card information with registered users)
 
Users can authenticate at an MFP using the same card issued to access buildings (such as an employee ID badge), so users don't have to remember an additional login and password
 
Once authenticated, holders of a valid card can perform copy, scan, fax, and/or use document server functions according to their assigned permissions
 
Document release by card authentication solves the problem of documents being taken by mistake by other users printing to the same central machine (when used with Enhanced Locked Print NX)
 
Card credentials also control access to the scanning and routing features of GlobalScan NX

 
Reduces output costs, for example by restricting the use of color only to authorized card holders
 
Improves security and workflow efficiency with scanning processes based on card credentials (when used with GlobalScan NX)
 
Protects confidential documents using card access to release documents for printing when sent to shared MFPs (when used with Enhanced Locked Print NX)
 
Establishes accountability through cost tracking tied to the identity of individual users (when used with Smart Accounting)

Implementing this solution

Utilizes existing Windows network log-in infrastructure
Basic, Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, and NTLM authentication supported
Wide range of proximity cards supported including: HID, CASI-Rusco, and NxtWtch
Web-based administration makes it easy to set user privileges including creating user Groups
Administrators can access job logs by user (using Web SmartDeviceMonitor)

Benefits

 
Reduces output costs, for example by restricting the use of color only to authorized card holders
 
Improves security and workflow efficiency with scanning processes based on card credentials (when used with GlobalScan NX)
 
Protects confidential documents using card access to release documents for printing when sent to shared MFPs (when used with Enhanced Locked Print NX)
 
Establishes accountability through cost tracking tied to the identity of individual users (when used with Smart Accounting)