The question about secure printing came up, which is, while we have instructions on how to send a "secure print" request, and how to activate it at the printer, what is not mentioned is whether or not the print job is sent in "plaintext" or encrypted using the 4-10 digit key, and, if encrypted, how secure that encryption is. I got this question from someone who wanted to know what printer to get. I suggested he contact his local salescritters, but apparently he tried this with little success. So he contacted me. I am doing what he should have done, which is going to the source and asking the question.
Thank you for using the Support Forum. You do not mention which printer you are using but I found this Security guide on Xerox.com that talks about the Xerox products encryption information. I hope this helps, if not please consider contacting your support centre for further assistance. .
Thank you. The model is unknown, because the person wants to get a "secure printer" and was concerned that neighbors could spy on him and set what he is printing by using a packet sniffer. I told him he should go directly to a Xerox salesperson and get the answers he needs. I will pass the link on to him. (I do not understand why people ask me questions when I am often the least knowledgeable person in the room)
I too have a customer (Altalkink C8135) that is wanting to know more about the Print Stream Encryption that the Global Print driver supports. We have the "encrypt all documents" set but needs to have proof for their auditors that the document was indeed "encrypted". I have scoured the forums, knowledge base and google for the past hour to find anything but all I see is the attached information. Is there any other person/web site/white page that would give more detail on how to prove that the encryption is indeed completed?