HP Pro Printers offer powerful security that can detect and stop an attack as it happens.
LOAD BIOS / BOOT CODE
- The boot code is a set of instructions used to load fundamental hardware components and initiate firmware. The integrity of the code is validated at every boot cycle—helping to prevent the execution of malicious code by loading only HP-signed, genuine code.
CHECK CURRENT FIRMWARE
- Whitelisting ensures that only authentic, known-good HP firmware—digitally signed by HP—is loaded into memory. If an anomaly is detected, the device reboots to a secure, offline state and waits for valid firmware to be loaded.
PROTECT RUN-TIME MEMORY
- HP embedded features help protect device memory while devices are operational and connected to the network—right when most attacks occur. In the event of an attack, the device shuts down. notifying Administrators when a protection event occurs.
HP Enterprise Printers offer all the security features of HP Pro Printers, plus:
HP SURE START
- The industry’s only self-healing BIOS. If the BIOS is compromised, HP Sure Start forces a reboot to reload with a “golden copy” that can automatically recover the device to maximize uptime while minimizing IT interventions.
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Secure Printing and Imaging From HP
Your network is only secure as its weakest link. Unsecured printers leave your network vulnerable. Such vulnerabilities across, device, data and document must be managed and secured
As companies embrace newer digital technologies and data to change the nature of their business, the profile of potential cyber risk changes as well. All organizations must understand the risks faced through hardware such as printers and address them on a pro-active basis. You wouldn’t trust a safe without a locking mechanism. Why trust an end-point printer or document output device that is not properly secured?
Print security is more than document security… requiring attention to data in-transit and networked endpoint devices. The cyber-attack surface area is increasing as connected Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints proliferate. These include both legacy and the new breed of smart printers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Consequently, businesses must take a proactive approach to print security as these print devices can provide an open door to corporate networks. By taking steps to analyze the potential vulnerabilities of print environments, businesses can mitigate risks without compromising productivity.
The Main focus areas for print security, include:
- Printing & imaging devices store user credentials & other sensitive data such as stored print jobs that can be accessed if not encrypted or regularly erased.
- Multifunction printers reside on your company network. They can also be hacked like a computer & be an entry point for malware & viruses.
ACCESS CONTROL AND AUTHENTICATION
- In the absence of pull printing, sensitive documents may be retrieved by anyone who has access to printer settings & can exploit permissions.
MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT
- Lack of centralized printer control can lead to inefficient, incomplete, & time-intensive efforts by IT to establish & maintain printer security settings.
- Output trays can allow sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands. Unprotected input trays could lead to the theft of special paper–such as check stock.