How do you follow zero trust principles and still leave space for each essential component of everyday work, including even printers?
Christoph Hammer from ezeep discusses this question in an interview with Louella Fernandes, director of Quocirca and leading cloud print industry expert, along with other burning issues affecting cloud printing today.
Furthermore, the interview sheds light on ThinPrint’s vision for ezeep and cloud printing, while also looking at the challenges of printing in the home office and the impact of other trends in the print industry, like the introduction of cloud marketplaces.
Zero Trust Principles and How Printing Becomes More Challenging
A real buzzword over the last few years has been zero trust. Any company following zero trust principles when building zero trust networks could run into problems with their printers.
Often sitting just a few feet away, these humble devices will need special attention if they are still to communicate with the laptop or thin client sending the print job.
The great thing about cloud-based printing, as Christoph explains in the industry-focussed Quocirca interview, is that enabling zero trust printing is no big hassle at all.
We combined cloud rendering with the ezeep Hub and allowed (our customers) to print to their printers in a zero trust network environment without having any connectivity directly between the device and the printer.”Christoph Hammer, In the Spotlight with ThinPrint – Cloud printing in the zero trust, hybrid work era
In Quocirca’s recent report, Cloud Print Services Landscape, 2021, the advantages of cloud printing were also made clear. You can read the full report for free on our website.
The Shifting Office and Zero Trust
One of our key goals at ezeep is squeezing every last drop of flexibility the cloud provides so our customers are equipped wherever their journey takes them. When it comes to printing in the home office, this flexibility proves invaluable.
With more people working from home, IT admins require a way to securely and efficiently integrate the often low-end home office printers which are now being used.
Home office printing is a challenge for companies and cloud printing is a great way to overcome this. It’s a very elegant way that you can overcome these security limitations without actually breaking them by punching holes in firewalls or making exceptions.Christoph Hammer, In the Spotlight with ThinPrint – Cloud printing in the zero trust, hybrid work era
Companies without cloud printing solutions are still struggling to get these printers under control, so that they can continue to do their auditing and tracking workflows, for example. Add VPNs into the mix, or the process of installing print drivers on locked-down, company-owned laptops and quite quickly a scalable, managed print solution is needed.
ezeep – Free Webinar on Zero Trust Printing
With the ezeep Hub and ezeep’s flexible cloud architecture, zero trust printing has never been easier to implement.
For more information on how to deliver zero trust printing with ezeep, watch our free webinar now.
ezeep would like to thank Quocirca and Louella Fernandes for the interview.