Recognise hidden risks
IT is continually tasked with protecting confidential information, including employee identities and customer data, across multiple devices and environments. This need to support a broad range of people in different locations makes unanticipated IT security threats a constant challenge.
Although many IT departments rigorously apply security measures to individual computers and the business network, printing and imaging devices are often overlooked and left exposed. The security threats are real, and as printing and imaging devices become increasingly sophisticated, they offer greater opportunities for attackers to compromise the device or the entire network.
Understand potential costs
Even one security breach has the potential to be costly. If private information is jeopardised due to unsecured printing and imaging, the ramifications could include litigation, loss of licensing, identity theft, and a tarnished brand image or reputation.
A breach could also result in untold financial damage. Every year, millions of dollars are lost to private and corporate lawsuits, government fines, public relations disasters, industry violations, employee and customer identify theft, and stolen competitive information.
HP can help
It’s time to develop and deploy an end-to-end imaging and printing security strategy. With the embedded security features in HP devices, a broad portfolio of HP JetAdvantage solutions and services, HP can help give you the strategic foundation to assess, manage, and fortify security for:
- Imaging and printing fleets
- Data in transit and at rest
- Printed documents
- Cloud access
- Printing from mobile devices
HP print security features protect, detect, and recover
The latest generation of HP Enterprise LaserJet printing devices are unique in the marketplace, because they offer three key technologies designed to thwart attackers’ efforts and self-heal.
These features automatically trigger a reboot in the event of an attack or anomaly.
After a reboot occurs, HP JetAdvantage Security Manager automatically assesses and, if necessary, remediates device security settings to comply with pre-established company policies.5 There’s no need for IT to intervene. Administrators can be notified via HP management applications such as JetAdvantage Security Manager and ArcSight.
HP Sure Start
The BIOS is a set of boot instructions used to load fundamental hardware components and initiate the HP FutureSmart firmware of an enterprise-class HP device.
HP Sure Start technology works behind the scenes when devices power on—helping to make sure your printing and imaging device is safeguarded from malicious attacks. HP Sure Start validates the integrity of the BIOS at every boot cycle. If a compromised version is discovered, the device restarts using a safe, “golden copy” of the BIOS.
Enterprise-class HP devices feature FutureSmart firmware. Like a PC’s operating system, firmware coordinates hardware functions, runs the control panel, determines what features are available when printing, scanning, or emailing, and provides network security. Compromised firmware could open your device and network to attack.
Whitelisting helps ensure only authentic, known-good HP code that has not been tampered with is loaded into memory. If an anomaly is detected, the device reboots to a secure, offline state. It then sends a notice to IT to reload the firmware.
Run-time intrusion detection
Most of us wouldn’t leave our computers running unguarded. Yet few vendors offer this basic level of protection for their imaging and printing devices. HP’s run-time intrusion detection helps protect devices while they are operational and connected to the network—right when most attacks occur.
This feature checks for anomalies during complex firmware and memory operations. In the event of an intrusion, the device automatically reboots.
To read more on this, download the feature article now: Solution Overview: Sharpen your device, data, and document security
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