Print Server Management

Print server log analysis

Organizations typically host one or more print servers in a central location to manage the printing needs of employees. It's critical to monitor any place where information may be taken out of the company, and print servers are no exception. It is also important to ensure smooth running of the print server to maintain efficiency of the printing process. Auditing print server logs can help achieve these goals by offering the following benefits:

  • Ensure no sensitive documents are printed.
  • Flag attempts to print without sufficient permission.
  • Identify failed print jobs and their causes.
  • Discover patterns and trends in employees' printing habits.

Auditing print servers with EventLog Analyzer

  • EventLog Analyzer comprehensively manages and reports on your print server logs.
  • Predefined print server reports are provided to track all activity on the print server.
  • Trend and top N reports present notable patterns in printer activity.
  • The reports are available in table, list, and graphical formats, with support for several graph types.
  • Real-time alerts (through SMS, email) can be set up to notify administrators when any important events occur.
  • Log forensics features help you search through your logs to investigate an event of your choice.

Print server reports

  • Track every print job that passes through the server with information about the document printed and the user who printed it.
  • Apart from being printed, documents may also be moved, deleted, paused, resumed, or have their priority changed. Reports are provided to cover each of these actions.
  • Identify all failed print jobs and their cause, such as a time out or corrupted document.
  • Identify any users who attempt to print documents with insufficient privilege.
  • Discover the most frequently printed documents, both overall and by user.
  • Trend reports detail overall printer activity.

Available Reports

Customer Speaks
 
"Windows Event logs and device Syslogs are a real time synopsis of what is happening on a computer or network. EventLog Analyzer is an economical, functional and easy-to-utilize tool that allows me to know what is going on in the network by pushing alerts and reports, both in real time and scheduled. It is a premium software Intrusion Detection System application."
Jim Lloyd
Information Systems Manager
First Mountain Bank