CaptureThe Common Access Card (CAC) was developed in response to HSPD-12 Homeland Presidential Security Directive. It is used by the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal departments as an identification for active-duty military personnel, reserve personnel,
civilian employees, non-DoD government employees, State Employees, the National Guard and eligible contractor personnel.

The CAC is used as an identification card as well as for authentication to enable access to DoD computers, networks, and certain DoD facilities. The CAC can be used to enable different MFP functions for users/groups depending on their access privileges such as Color, Copy, Scan, Fax, Print and store documents. (In addition, it will enable encrypting and crypto-graphical signing of e-mail using recipient/user key sourced from the CAC.)

The CAC kit takes advantage of Sharp expertise in Information Security technology and CAC authentication to deliver more secure MFPs. The kit is available exclusively to support the Federal Government and the Department of Defense (DOD) users that require CAC authentication support.

Sharp offers two CAC options:
• The MX-EC50 is an enhanced integrated option for Sharp’s latest MX series MFPs. It includes a USB CAC reader and an activation key.
     – In order to activate the CAC option the Data Security Kit (DSK) must be installed.
• The DCL310S external CAC option supports all connected Sharp MFPs 23 ppm and up.

Sharp takes a comprehensive approach to security by protecting every step in the document lifecycle, from the initial copy/scan/print/fax to final output and distribution. Fully scalable, Sharp’s Security offerings enable Information Technology (IT) personnel to confidently safeguard their infrastructure and MFP installed base, without impacting network traffic or workgroup productivity.


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