Fargo Launches New Card Printer Security Management Solution

Minneapolis, MN – Fargo Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGO), a global leader in secure technologies for card identity systems today announced the launch of Print Security Manager and Print Security Client, a combination of printer network and security software applications for managing and protecting networked-based ID card systems.

Print Security Manager can remotely configure and manage networked ID card printer/encoders and provide detailed information such as card printer status and ribbon use.

“Print Security Manager allows the card issuance administrator to easily monitor and manage the card issuance process across a local area network,” said John Ekers, Fargo director of product marketing for systems and software. “It affordably provides a number of management and issuance security tools for the card printer network that are generally available to only the largest enterprise ID projects.”

Print Security Manager adds layers of management and card issuance protection with five integrated security software applications:

Printer Management promotes efficient management of networked ID card printers with centralized printer administration. It helps deter unauthorized printing with detailed event notification. It also supports faster resolution of technical problems through remote access to printer control panels.

User Configuration helps protect the integrity of a card identity system by allowing the administrator to configure user profiles for different levels of access to applications and features.

Reports provides information on card printer status, print notifications, materials use and user activities to facilitate more informed management decision making.

Materials Management helps guard against theft and misuse of materials by tracking their inventory and movement within an organization. It also provides management of ID card materials using Fargo’s SecureVault™ ID Materials Management System.

Materials e-Ordering adds convenience and reduces downtime by providing a link to a Fargo SecureMarkâ„¢ Integrator website for reordering.

For greater security on individual card printer workstations within the network, an optional security software application called Print Security Client is also available. Print Security Client includes the following features:

Security Imaging: Using Fargo’s new Fluorescing Ribbon, the Security Imaging application adds covert security features such as customized logos and unique numbers to ID cards. Viewable under ultraviolet light, these covert features provides critical forensic data.

Printer Access: This feature offers security managers the ability to set passwords within the printer that are required to make the ID card printer/encoder operational. Printer Access reduces both internal and external threats of fraud or misuse by rendering a stolen or illegitimately accessed printer unusable.

Print Security Manager and Print Security Client work with Fargo’s network-capable ID card printer/encoders, including the DTC400, the DTC550 and the HDP600. For more information, visit www.fargo.com.