Netgard™ MFD | API Technologies

By: Cryptek  09-12-2011

Netgard™ MFD | API Technologies

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

Netgard™ MFD is a drop-in, in-line, multi-factor user authentication solution for networked multifunction printer, scanner, and copier devices. The Netgard™ MFD appliance protects a network by requiring users to authenticate themselves with a smartcard and personal identification number (PIN), thereby preventing unauthorized users from accessing privileged materials or tampering with network resources. Without a card and PIN, the Netgard™ MFD appliance does not permit the user to scan and send from the multi-function device. Netgard™ MFD supports both local user authentication as well as network authentication using LDAP or Active Directory.

For U.S. government agencies, Netgard™ MFD meets Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) by facilitating Common Access Card (CAC) multifactor authentication required by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for access to network-based devices and systems. Many legacy devices, purchased before the adoption of HSPD-12, do not support CAC access. As a result, many useful legacy devices, such as multi-function printers, scanners and faxes, have been rendered useless. With Netgard™ MFD, Cryptek 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.


  • Drop-in design for easy installation
  • Meets Homeland Presidential Security Directive (HSPD-12)
  • Supports all standards, including: ISO/IEC 7816, ISO/IEC 7810, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201 and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC)/Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card standard
  • Easily integrates with existing Active Directory and/or PKI infrastructure
  • Supports Secure Print functions when used with workflow software


  • Netgard™ MFD extends the useful life of legacy multifunction devices by enforcing new, Smartcard-based identity and access control requirements such as HSPD-12 and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) Issuance Mandate
  • As a separate security appliance with its own management interface and centralized policy structure the Netgard™ MFD enforces a “separation of duties” model that has become a key part of many security compliance programs


Physical Description & Operating Environment:

  • Width: 6.25in / 15.9cm
  • Height: 1.125in / 2.5cm
  • Diameter: 6.25in / 15.9cm 
  • Weight: 0.4kg
  • Power: Operating100-240V, 50-60 Hz autosensing power supply
  • Input Current: 0.6A
  • Power Consumption: 6 Watts
  • Temperature: 0°C - 50°C (32°F - 122°F)
  • Humidity: 20% - 80%<

Connectivity/ Networking:

  • 2x 10/100 Ethernet
  • Dual IP v4 and IPv6 stacks

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