Breezy lets employees securely print anything from their mobile devices

By February 06, 2013
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Breezy connects smartphones and tablets to securely print or fax documents without downloading drivers. Since more employees are using their own devices at the workplace it offers a new way to protect corporate data.


The rise of enterprise BYOD - where employees bring their own mobile devices into the workplace for business and personal use - has brought with it a new set of security concerns. Many of the practices to secure data are circumvented when workers bring their own gadgets, and this has led to a new wave of startups and services that are hoping to bridge the new security gaps. One category within this trend is the need to print from various platforms - computer or mobile - in a manner that remains within corporate needs. Mobile printing solution Breezy has risen to this task, with a printer and fax API that supports printers and users in the cloud.

A secure mobile app that connects with office printers...

Breezy was built with security as its primary concern as a simple and efficient mobile app. The Oakland-based startup built an app that can connect to all major platforms with office printers without the need for downloading and installing drivers. Employees can print from in or outside of the office, and it maintains a secure connection remotely that tracks “who printed what, where and when.” The service offers plans both for individuals and businesses, with a free tier for light personal use on up through custom integrations for large enterprise clients.

...That maximizes employee efficiency

Once the app is installed on a smartphone or tablet, the user can choose whether to print from a personal or company printer, then select from a list of printers within those categories. There are further print options, such as color, both sides, cover sheet, number of copies, and portrait or landscape orientation. In effect, the app becomes the driver and print dialogue box, circumventing the need for additional software to be local on the device. This simple interface optimizes the app’s effectiveness, since its simple implementation and efficiency assures that employees will actually use it and not opt for a less secure workaround.

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