Your Questions - Answered.

Following below are some of the most common questions and answers about Breezy. If you've got others, just ask!
  • Why do I need mobile printing?

    Users now spend more time on mobile devices than they spend on computers. With the ability to securely access emails and edit documents using apps, user behavior on mobile devices and computers are converging. This makes it important for IT to support basic functionality like printing, to maintain productivity and daily workflow. Choosing a mobile printing solution for employees ensure your data stays secure, and employees won’t need to download one of the 1,000+ personal, unmanaged printing apps from the app stores.
  • How does Breezy keep data secure?

    With the best security in the industry, Breezy takes many steps to protect your document. User data is protected at all times using industry leading AES-256-CBC encryption, both in transit and at rest, and Breezy’s unique integration with a number of leading mobile security providers ensures that data never leaves the secure container on your device during the print process. It is important to stress that Breezy’s security here goes beyond simply using HTTPS, though we employ that as well. Instead, Breezy actually encrypts all documents before transmission, so that even if an HTTPS certificate were to be compromised, customer data would remain secure. This is why Breezy, alone among mobile print providers, can say with certainty that no user data was compromised by the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, or will be by any yet-to-be-discovered flaws in HTTPS.
  • What's the difference between Cloud, Hybrid and On-Premise options?

    Breezy’s cloud solution is a subscription based SaaS service that gives users access to all the features of secure corporate and personal printing without the need to install Breezy on a hosted storage solution. For an on-premise installation, Breezy’s on-premise solution requires an in-house or third-party data center for the document along with the ability to host a fail-over machine.
  • Do I have to open any firewall ports?

    No. The Breezy Connector uses Port 443 for outbound polling only. Moreover, these connectors are programmed only to receive documents via the Breezy system, and cannot download executable files.
  • How does Breezy connect to enterprise printers?

    Breezy has three main components: Document Providers, the Rendering Engine, and the Connector. Users interact with Document Providers (such as mobile apps, SDK integrations, Breezy's AirPrint Gateway, or ERP connections) to securely upload documents, websites, photos, and other data for printing. The Rendering Engine prepares the documents for printing, and the Connector forwards them to the printer via the Windows print queue subsystem.
  • How is Breezy different from using a VPN to grant access to onsite printers?

    First of all, VPNs don't solve the driver problem -- even if a user can access a printer on a network, they'll still need the appropriate driver. Secondly, VPNs are built to give users on computers access to the resources on a company network. For a mobile user, this process not only is this process sometimes manual and time consuming, but it gives all personal apps on an employee’s mobile device access to potentially sensitive company information. In other words, by allowing employees to print from their mobile devices using a VPN, you may be inadvertently sharing confidential corporate data with every app on the device. In contrast, Breezy's architecture ensures that no VPN or open port is needed for providing secure access to your printers, so Users see only the printers they're supposed to see, and can print only what you allow. And of course, since Breezy doesn't require any drivers on mobile devices, the "driver problem" inherent in VPN-based printing solutions is solved as well.
  • Does Breezy integrate with my company’s ID-based print and release systems or the accounting service provided by my Print Management Solution?

    Yes - Breezy can integrate with most of the major pull-printing systems on the market, including Equitrac, LRS, Safecom, Xerox, Pharos, Pcounter, PaperCut, Ringdale and more. Please contact us if you have a question about whether we can integrate with your specific badge-release environment.
  • How well does Breezy scale?

    Breezy has been built for enterprise requirements and has deployments with global firms with over 5,000 printers. In independent tests, Breezy's platform offered 10x better throughput than that of our two largest competitors.