Beacon Release Enhances Security and Improves User Experience

Team Pharos

Pharos’ cloud-based Beacon print management platform is designed to reduce your IT infrastructure and printing costs by moving your print infrastructure to the cloud, securing the end-to-end printing process, and providing the clarity and insights needed to determine the best print strategy for your organization. The latest Beacon release brings several new features that enhance security and improve both user and administrative experience.  Enhancing Security  Single Sign-on: The Beacon web management console now supports Single Sign-on (SSO) enabling system users to log in to Beacon using their existing credentials… [ Read more ]

PrintNightmare: Securing Your Print Infrastructure

Scott Olswold

You have no doubt heard about the “PrintNightmare” problem in the news. It’s a class of vulnerabilities in just about every Windows-based device, including servers, desktops, and laptops. The problem is present in the print spooler service that is enabled by default and provides facilities for managing printers and printing documents. This particular story started on… [ Read more ]

Update on the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability

Team Pharos

Update July 6, 2021 18:08 ETMicrosoft has completed its investigation and has released security updates to address this vulnerability. Please see the Security Update for information and the applicable update for your system. Original post We continue to monitor the situation with the zero-day exploit leveraging a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler Service, now… [ Read more ]

Pharos and “PrintNightmare” Windows vulnerability

Kevin Pickhardt

Over the last 24 hours, a zero-day exploit leveraging a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler Service has been publicly published and acknowledged by Microsoft. The exploit, termed “PrintNightmare” (CVE-2021-1675) does not currently have a complete fix from Microsoft. While the vulnerability leverages the print spooler process to enable a Remote Code Execution vulnerability, the… [ Read more ]

Is Print on Your Company’s Zero Trust Security Checklist?

Brad Nelson
March 2021

When it comes to network security, the conventional wisdom was that a secure perimeter will keep out the bad guys, like a moat around a castle to defend against pillagers. But keeping up with sophisticated and evolving threats, both external and internal, has become an expensive game that never ends. To stay ahead of the… [ Read more ]

Microsoft and Pharos: Solution Partners for Universal Print

Team Pharos
March 2021

On March 2nd, Microsoft announced the general availability of Universal Print, their cloud-based printing service within Microsoft 365. In their announcement, Issa Khoury, Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft, said “…for customers looking for print management solutions, a robust set of software partners are bringing software and cloud services that build on Universal Print.“ Pharos… [ Read more ]

The Impact of Covid-19: Predicting the Future of Printing

Kevin Pickhardt
February 2021

We’ve all been through something historic and unprecedented over the past year. We’ve seen a lot and we’ve learned a lot. In our own ways we’ve likely all wondered, what will the future look like? Whether it be the impact on businesses, education, recreation, or society at large, the global pandemic has compelled us to… [ Read more ]

Managing Print in 2021: What You Need to Know Now

Team Pharos
January, 2021

Managing print in 2021 involves factors that we couldn’t have foreseen at this time last year. Home offices and touchless printing are part of our new normal. Corporate offices are only just beginning to trickle in employees as the vaccination effort begins. Even with a vaccinated population, careful office protocols are likely here to stay…. [ Read more ]