Key enhancements to Xerox AltaLink Workplace Assistants drive superior data security, workplace productivity


Johannesburg, 24 Jan 2019
Read time 2min 20sec

When talking with customers and partners alike, productivity and security led the conversation throughout 2018. Now that 2019 is here, the conversation is taking a new turn, thanks to the introduction of key enhancements to Xerox's popular AltaLink multifunction printers (MFPs).

Xerox recently announced that new, free, software enhancements are available for the AltaLink Workplace Assistants enabled with ConnectKey Technology.

These enhancements are good news for businesses of all sizes, which will now be able to monitor critical security settings and automatically reset unauthorised changes, a proactive step in stemming security breaches. Plus, a new intuitive user experience gives workers more ways to customise everyday tasks, maximising time and improving productivity.

Proactive security with Xerox

IT administrators are all too familiar with the way accidental changes to security settings by non-security staff can lead to breaches. With AltaLink's new Configuration Watchdog, administrators can ensure devices stay configured to their defined security policies in order to safeguard critical business data without external monitoring. And, they can monitor compliance requirements of up to eight security settings.

"Cyber security threats are becoming more sophisticated and so is Xerox's response," said Dr Alissa J Abdullah, chief information security officer, Xerox. "We take a proactive approach to device, data and document security that puts organisations on the offensive when it comes to threat detection and response."

For additional protection, the AltaLink MFPs include support for ThinPrint print management software, featuring end-to-end encryption, as well as efficient compression and streaming of print data, delivering faster output speeds.

@Xerox enhances printer security with free software upgrade for AltaLink Workplace Assistants

New time-saving features

With an intuitive user experience, AltaLink Workplace Assistants makes completing daily tasks faster and easier with three new features:

* Customisable home screen: enables walk-up, touchscreen re-ordering of apps and features for frequency of use to place most popular ones at the top for easy access.

* 1-Touch App: simplifies complicated and lengthy workflows by creating shortcuts, such as scanning to e-mail without typing an e-mail address or creating booklets with a single touch; these 1-Touch Apps can be cloned and shared among multiple devices.

* Fleet Orchestrator: automatically deploys software upgrades and tedious configuration changes across multiple devices. A single device, designated as the host, securely shares updates with the remaining fleet, reducing device downtime and manual IT intervention.

Key feature enhancements like these help ensure our customers' AltaLink Workplace Assistants tackle today's evolving workplace challenges, and stay ready for the future.

Bytes Document Solutions

Altron Bytes Document Solutions (Altron BDS) is Africa's leading document management technology and services company and the largest Xerox distributor in the world. It is the authorised Xerox distributor in 26 sub-Saharan countries, offering the complete range of Xerox document equipment, software solutions and services. BDS forms part of JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Altron.

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Altron Bytes Document Solutions Tanya Moodley (011) 928 9111 tanya.moodley@bdsol.co.za
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