Nashua, N.H. -- eCopy Inc. has launched a multifunction peripheral (MFP) document imaging solution for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that complies with Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-12. The new eCopy offering enables DoD employees to use Common Access Cards (CACs) to securely identify themselves, log in at the MFP, and scan documents directly to electronic workflows or business software applications - ensuring access to only authorized users.
The Homeland Security Presidential Directive/Hspd-12 dictates that federally-controlled information systems must be accessed using "secure and reliable forms of identification." The DoD has implemented this policy using CACs, a type of smart card that enables authorized access to DoD computers, networks, certain DoD facilities and, now, network-attached MFPs. Adding MFP support is imperative because these devices operate as centralized document hubs that can provide access into the department's network, as well as software applications housing secure data.
According to the Smart Card Alliance, the DoD had issued over 10 million smart cards as of July 2006. The Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association - with members that include RSA, IBM, Adobe, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
"Until now, DoD agencies have been forced to give up powerful document imaging capabilities on their network-attached MFPs because the available software solutions have not been compliant with HSPD-12," said Bill DeStefanis, eCopy director of product management. "Not only is the eCopy CAC solution compliant, but it also leverages CAC technology to provide greater ease-of-use and additional security by authenticating directly to business software applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and Captaris RightFax. This approach helps protect DoD electronic workflows from beginning to end."
The eCopy CAC solution incorporates a DoD-approved card reader, MFP, and eCopy ScanStation, which includes eCopy's award-winning ShareScan software and an ergonomically-designed touch screen, keyboard, and PC that attach easily to MFPs, enabling organizations to scan paper originals directly into business applications and digital workflows.
The eCopy ScanStation supports identity assurance solutions from CoreStreet, Tumbleweed, and Actividentity, as well as MFPs from Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Lanier, Ricoh, Savin, Sharp, and Toshiba. The eCopy CAC solution is an offering from eCopy Professional Services, which provides implementation, customization and training services.
Availability The eCopy CAC solution is currently available. For more information, please see www.ecopy.com.