In this video Thomas introduces printing via secure tunneling without VPN or MPLS in branch offices. That feature is called ThinPrint Secure Tunnel. In contrast to the usual communication direction, this feature offers you secure tunneling from a ThinPrint Client in any branch office to the central ThinPrint print system in the data center.
This clever design has an important advantage for you. The central ThinPrint Engine acts as a print server. It doesn’t need to know the IP addresses of the network printers located in the branch offices. In most branch offices, masked networks are used and a VPN tunnel is necessary to reach printers.
With ThinPrint, this is not necessary as the ThinPrint Secure Tunnel takes on this task, specifically for printing. Print jobs are delivered to branch offices via this tunnel and then distributed to network printers via the ThinPrint Client. A direct connection from the central ThinPrint Engine to the printers is not necessary. In addition, print data can be securely transmitted thanks to SSL encryption. This is an important feature for you because print data might contain information just as sensitive as on printed documents.
The Secure Tunnel is built by the ThinPrint Connection Service – a premium component of the ThinPrint Engine.