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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Pharos Chrome Print Now Available!

Team Pharos
October 2020

We are happy to announce the latest update to the Pharos Beacon cloud platform! This update includes several important new features, including Pharos Chrome Print, a lightweight extension that makes Chromebook printing simple in any Pharos environment! This update to Beacon also includes several improvements to Sentry Print: Mobile Device Management (MDM) support for the… [ Read more ]

Uniprint and the Cloud: Print Solutions for the Modern Campus

Rich Post
September 2020

We’ve recently experienced a significant increase in the number of Uniprint customers who are ready to explore how Pharos Beacon cloud services can augment their Uniprint systems. Whether it’s student printing or back-office printing or both, many IT professionals are looking for new ways to simplify the management of campus-wide printing and its related costs…. [ Read more ]

Cloud Printing for the New Office

Cal Curtice
September, 2020

Even before the global coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, many organizations were already looking to externalize their print infrastructure to align with their overall IT strategy. Cloud-based printing dramatically simplifies the print process and makes it easier and more secure for employees to print. In today’s climate of remote workers and skeleton crews in… [ Read more ]

Managing Print for a Remote Workforce

Ben Bowen
National Sales Manager

The new reality of a distributed workforce, with most employees working from home, has forced us to think differently about how we manage IT to serve our people. Some employees will return to the office, but many people might not want to return for some time. Others might not ever want to resume office life… [ Read more ]

What “Cloud Print Management” Means

There has been a lot of chatter in recent months about cloud print management services, and it’s interesting to observe how different the assumptions have been about the meaning of “cloud print management” and what a cloud print management solution looks like. Cloud Hosted vs True Cloud Some IT pros assume that “cloud print management”… [ Read more ]

Pharos and Microsoft: Simplifying Print Management Together

Brandon Heffernan
July 2020

Last week, Microsoft announced the public preview of Universal Print, their cloud-based printing service within Microsoft 365. Universal Print is scheduled for official launch in 2021. Since the private preview of Universal Print announced in March, Microsoft has included in their development process several technology and solutions partners, including Pharos. Our development team has been… [ Read more ]