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Since the pandemic began, cyberattacks have increased 400%. Ransomware attacks seem to make news headlines weekly, and hackers are finding more sophisticated ways to steal both personal and business data. HP understands the risks that businesses and employees face in this new hybrid work environment and have introduced a new breed of endpoint security to keep your printers safe whether working in the office or at home!
The shift to hybrid work has led to a drastic increase of decentralized networked printers. This is a dream scenario for hackers! An unsecured printer could be the perfect opportunity to sneak past a firewall and gain access to valuable data on your home or work network.
HP Enterprise Printers utilize four key technologies that are always on guard to keep your data safe and stop intruders in their tracks.
1. HP Sure Start—Checks Operating Code:
The BIOS is a set of boot instructions used to load critical hardware components and initiate firmware. HP Sure Start technology works behind the scenes by validating the integrity of the BIOS when powering up. If a compromised version is discovered, the device restarts using a safe “golden copy” of its BIOS.
2. Run-Time Intrusion Detection—Monitors Memory Activity:
Memory activity is monitored in real time, right when most attacks occur, to continually detect and stop attacks. It is Common Criteria certified to check for anomalies during complex firmware and memory operations, automatically stop intrusions, and reboot to heal itself.
3. HP Connection Inspector—Inspects Network Connections:
Stop malware from “calling home” to malicious servers, stealing data, and compromising your network. HP Connection Inspector evaluates outgoing network connections to determine what’s normal, stop suspicious requests, and automatically trigger a self-healing reboot.
4. Whitelisting—Checks for Authentic Firmware, Digitally Signed by HP:
Because compromised firmware could expose your whole network to an attack, whitelisting helps ensure the code that coordinates your printer’s functions, controls, and security hasn’t been tampered with. Firmware is automatically checked during startup, and if an anomaly is detected, the device reboots to a secure, offline state and notifies IT.
1. HP. “HP Wolf Enterprise Security for Print”. 2021. PDF File.
2. HP. “HP Wolf Enterprise Security Technical Brief”. 2021. PDF File.