This card supports the decryption of data that has been encrypted using the AES Rijndael encryption algorithm. With the Lexmark PrintCryption Card and using host encryption with subsequent decryption in the printer, proprietary or confidential information is secured and protected when transmitted over a TCP/IP network. The Lexmark PrintCryption Card enables printing of files that have been encrypted using the Rijndael encryption algorithm selected by the National Institute of Science and Technology as the Advanced Encryption Standard. This is a symmetric algorithm supporting key lengths of 128, 192, and 256 bits.
Print sensitive or personal information
With the PrintCryption module installed, the printer is capable of decrypting print jobs encrypted with the AES (FIPS 197) algorithm. The Lexmark PrintCryption card analyses the encrypted data stream, determines if the correct key was used to encrypt the data, decrypts the data and allows the confidential document to be printed. This level of printing security is ideal for industries that commonly handle sensitive or personal information, such as financial institutions, government agencies, and healthcare organizations.
The Lexmark PrintCryption Card provides support for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES algorithm) which meets the FIPS-197 standard. Unique TCP/IP port numbers are used for the encrypted print information: Port 9150 – management; Port 9152 – used for data encrypted with an AES session key.
Only one of these card may be used at any time: Forms and Bar Code, Card for IPDS or SCS/TNe, Card for PRESCRIBE or Lexmark PrintCryption Card. These cards are installed in the same single connector.
Lexmark international incorporation is a private business process management, document management system, enterprise content management, managed print services, enterprise output management and printers company. The company was founded on March 27, 1991 with their headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Their official website is www.lexmark.com.
Their products are printers, toners, other imaging products and management services. They had a total number of 12,700 employees in December 2014. The company is privately owned by PAG Asia Capital and its parent company is Apex Technology. That same year, the company generated a revenue of US $3.711 billion, operating income of US $149.2 million, a net income of US $79 million, total assets of US $3.633 billion and total equity of US $1.281 billion.