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Netgard™ MFD

Common Access Card (CAC / PIV) Access to Multi-function Devices

Netgard™ MFD is a drop-in, inline, multi-factor, user authentication solution for networked, special purpose devices such as multi-function printer/scanner/copiers. 

Netgard protects a network by requiring users to authenticate themselves with a smartcard (CAC/PIV) and personal identification number (PIN), thereby preventing unauthorized users from accessing privileged materials or distributing the unauthorized material. Without a card and PIN, Netgard does not permit the user to print, scan, or send from the multi-function device to network resources.

Many legacy devices, purchased before the adoption of HSPD-12, do not support CAC/PIV access. As a result, many useful legacy devices, such as multi-function copiers and scanners, have been rendered useless. Netgard offers an affordable solution that helps government agencies make the most of their technology investment by bringing these legacy devices into compliance with HSPD-12.

For U.S. government agencies, Netgard meets Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) by facilitating Common Access Card (CAC/PIV) multi-factor authentication required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for access to network-based devices and systems.  It supports both local and network user authentication using LDAP or Active Directory.

  • Extends life of existing printers/copiers/MFDs by enabling CAC/PIV authentication.
  • Meets HSPD-12 and DoD compliance requirements.
  • Cost-effective, plug-and-play solution.
  • Protects network from unauthorized distribution of information.
  • Enables Secure Print Release when used in conjunction with workflow solution software.
  • Integrates with workflow software for Scan-to-Home functionality
  • HSPD-12 and DOD Compliant
  • Seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructure
  • Compatible with Sharp Colour and B&W MFPs
  • No change to MFP footprint
  • Smartcard Standards Compliant: ISO/IEC 7816, ISO/IEC 7810 and US DOD (CAC)
  • Local user, LDAP and Active Directory support
  • Maintains Sharp Data validation Kit firmware CC validation
  • FIPS 140-2 Validated & Common Criteria Certified.
Physical Description & Operating Environment Width: 2.75in / 7.0cm
Height: 1.125in / 2.9cm
Depth: 5.64in / 14.3cm
Weight: 0.88lbs / 0.4kg
Power: 100-240V (operating), 50-60 Hz (autosensing)
Input Current: 0.6A
Power Consumption: 6 Watts, 20 BTU/hour
Temperature: 0°C - 50°C (32°F - 122°F)
Connectivity/Networking 2x 10/100 Ethernet
Dual IP v4 and IPv6 stacks
Administration/Management Remote: Web (SSL)
Certifications IPv6 Phase 1
UL 60950-1 Listed
FCC, Part 68