Monday, 27 May 2024

Introducing Printix: a new way to manage your printing from the cloud

Printix is a great solution which makes it easier for you to manage printing throughout your organisation. Read on to find out more.

Grant McGregor is pleased to recommend Printix. Printix is a great solution which makes it easier for you to manage printing throughout your organisation. With Printix, you can retire your on-premises print servers. Could Printix benefit your business? Read on to find out more.


Printix is a cloud-based, secure and mobile printing solution that allows users to print from any device to any printer with ease. Your IT administrators can deploy, monitor and maintain printers with greater ease, efficiency and insight. 

Printix supports Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS as well as Android and iOS phones and tablets. You can also print from Linux computers via a Chrome browser.

Printix is completely scalable and can handle any number of users and printers.


Should you use Printix?

If you have multiple printers throughout your business which a variety of users use to print, Printix can save you time and effort.

Managing local printers can be a pain. To install their drivers on individual end-user devices requires a user login with admin rights. Local devices have no central management, creating weaknesses in your security posture and adding to your administrative burden.

Print servers have been the traditional solution to enabling central management of multiple printers and their use through your organisation. However, they are expensive to run, not friendly to manage and require backups.

Today, print servers tend to be amongst the last few bits of on-premises infrastructure left after everything else has been migrated to Microsoft Azure and Sharepoint. 

Printix offers a simple way to move away from this last bit of on-premises infrastructure burden. Printix saves you money and effort by eliminating all of the management overhead associated with your print servers. It’s a cloud-based alternative to your local print servers which frees you to maximise the benefits of cloud and shrug off the last remaining on-premises headaches.

You can use Printix to manage all the printers in your organisation’s IT environment to improve productivity and reduce costs in provisioning secure convenience printing, with centralised management for all user groups across all locations – and improved document security.


How does Printix benefit your users?

Printix offer some great features to help your users to print securely and efficiently, wherever they are. 

They include:

•    Print anytime, anywhere from any device to any printer

•    Hold documents for release at any printer and avoid stressful “print and sprint”

•    Authentication via phone, QR code, NFC tag, user card or ID-code

•    Direct & mobile print supported on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, iOS & Android

•    Home office printing to manage employee printing when working from home


How does Printix benefit your IT team?

Printix offers some really useful features for your IT administrators.

They include:

•    No need for print servers

•    Deploy, monitor and maintain printers more easily and efficiently

•    Automatically installs print drivers and creates print queues

•    Document security compliance and increased printing security; documents stay on your network

•    Deploys client software with automatic software updates

•    Data analytics and insights with Printix Power BI reports

•    Integrates and extends Microsoft Universal Print

In this way, Printix helps you to bring modern printing to the cloud quickly, efficiently and inexpensively.


How does Printix help to boost your cyber security?

In addition to these user-friendly and administrative-effort-saving features, Printix also offers some great features to help you ensure secure printing throughout your organisation. 

They include:

•    Easy client deployment through Microsoft Endpoint Manager

•    Printix integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Azure AD (now Microsoft Entra ID) for control and access

•    Seamless integration with Google authentication for alternate single sign-on functionality

•    Secure print release of confidential documents via smartphone authentication

•    Secure print release with PIN code or proximity ID card

•    Automatic firmware updates ensure that you are patching known vulnerabilities as quickly as possible


Would you like to know more?

If you think Printix could benefit your organisation, or you would like to know more about the solution, please reach out to the Grant McGregor team.

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Further reading

You can get more advice about cybersecurity topics on our blog:

•    Do your backups include this important information?

•    Cyber Crime on the rise: how can you protect your organisation from it?

•    Is your organisation doing enough on supply chain security?

•    Should you lease? Dell, sustainability and your leasing options

•    DrayTeks end of life! And why you need Next Gen Firewalls