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TABS Announces the Launch of a New Security Authentication Solution

7 Jan, 2008

TABS Announces the Launch of a New Security Authentication Solution

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) announced the launch of the e-BRIDGE SmartCard for its popular e-STUDIO™ multifunction products (MFPs). This advanced security authentication solution allows companies to easily create printing and coping protocols with the use of a personal identity card, increasing document confidentiality while simultaneously saving time in the authentication process. Because the e-BRIDGE SmartCard is built on existing Identity Card technology, the authentication module will work with current-generation building access cards, leveraging existing security tools and protocols onto the business’ e-STUDIO fleet quickly and efficiently.

“The e-BRIDGE SmartCard answers the call from business for increased document security and privacy, while not being overly complex to deploy or use day-to-day,” said Kay Fernandez, director, Product and Solutions Marketing, TABS. “New and existing e-STUDIO customers can directly manage document security and increase printing accountability without having to refresh or replace their current MFP fleet.”

The e-BRIDGE SmartCard authentication peripheral is a two-part system that uses a contactless Identity Card reader that supports both HID iClass and MIFARE Classic access cards, minimizing training, deployment and installation time. The e-BRIDGE SmartCard identity card reader connects via a high-speed USB port and conveniently attaches to the right side of the operation console for instant access on new and existing e-STUDIO MFPs. Once enabled by the certified Toshiba service technician, administration rights are handled via the TopAccess web interface and Windows Active Directory. The e-BRIDGE SmartCard can be configured for custom levels of security, enabling or limiting user access to specific MFP functions in a single office, or for all the MFPs in a company’s fleet. The combination scanner/access card also allows for printing authorization filtering to limit businesses’ workflow needs, allowing or denying access to a specific MFP on the network based on the individual access card. Once integrated to the customer’s e-STUDIO product, the e-BRIDGE SmartCard protects against unauthorized access and enables end-user accountability for all MFP activity through the use of the access card.

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