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HP Unveils New, Ultra Secure Printers
September 23, 2015
Tuesday HP continued their string of new printer announcements by introducing three new series of LaserJet printers aimed at enterprise environments. All of the new printers are designed to be the most secure units available on the market today. The increased security for the printers is part of a larger effort by the OEM to provide the highest security on their printers and their PCs as well.
Tuan Tran, vice president and general manager,LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions business, HP, said "Protecting against security breaches is one of the biggest challenges our customers face. HP is helping customers secure their devices, documents and data by defending our enterprise printers with the strongest protection in the industry."
HP points to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute that revealed close to two-thirds (64%) of IT managers think that their printers are likely infected with malware. Further, 56% of enterprise companies do not include printers in their endpoint security strategy. With these statistics in mind, HP introduces their new LaserJet Enterprise printers and MFPs which come with the following security features available right out of the box:
Each of these new features are now standard on any new HP LaserJet Enterprise printers as well as OfficeJet Enterprise X printers with HP Page Wide Technology and will continue to be moving forward. Users who purchased any of the several HP LaserJet Enterprise printers which hit the market this past April can get these new features on their existing HP units by updating the firmware. The Whitelisting and Run-time Intrusion Detection are also compatible with many HP LaserJet Enterprise and OfficeJet Enterprise X printers which came out in 2011 via an HP FutureSmart service pack update. FutureSmart is HP firmware that allows delivery of new capabilities through updates.
In addition to the security features built into the devices, HP also assists customers in protecting print environments. One tool is known as HP JetAdvantage Security Manager which is the industry’s only policy-based printer security compliance solution. Company IT departments can use it to close ports, disable access protocols, and auto-erase files among other things. When printers are rebooted, HP Instant-On Security is triggered and ensures that all settings are in line with an organization’s policies. The JetAdvantage Security manager was also recently updated to allow for increased automation including automatic discovery of devices to make it easy for staff to get a full picture of all the devices requiring management.
HP says that security will continue to be of the utmost importance and that they will work to further develop “market leading security technology for new and existing printers, helping customers better protect their devices, data and documents&rdquo.
New printers feature fast, efficient printing
The latest HP LaserJet Enterprise printers and MFPs, according to HP, provide the fastest real world print performance in their class with the quickest first page out times as well as two-sided print speeds. Additionally, the units are said to have the lowest total energy consumption per page. All of the units were designed and developed with mobile printing, keeping in mind today’s increasingly mobile workforce. All of the units are aimed at workgroups of between 5-15 users who print around 7,500 pages each month and are aided with the performance, protection, and print capacity of the newest HP Original Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence. The new models are as follows:
The HP LaserJet Enterprise M506 series will become available as of October 1, 2015, and the two MFP units, the LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527 and M577 series will become available as of November 2, 2015. For more information about and of the new models mentioned above, visit the online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/LaserJetSecurityLaunch2015 as well as www.hp.com/go/PrintersThatProtect..