Cybersecurity printerCybersecurity is the hot topic of recent months. The news regarding cyber attacks and violations of IT infrastructures have become a constant: every day companies and private citizens are hit by computer viruses.

In the corporate environment, according to the Ponemon Institute’s ” Annual Global IT Security Benchmark Tracking Study “, 64% of IT managers say their printers were probably infected with malware. As many as 26% of the data breaches suffered, however, also involved printers.

It is now a fact that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and network firewalls are proving an insufficient security measure. For this reason it is necessary to increase the protection of all endpoints, including network printers.

Although essential, however, printer security is an often underestimated concept, as it may be complicated if not managed properly.

The multi-function printers of Enterprise level (MFP) offered by HP guarantee, in this regard, over 250 levels of protection. A protection that, to be adequately regulated in all its levels, requires targeted knowledge, so as not to become an expensive procedure.

It is, therefore, advisable to contact experts on the subject, constantly updated on developments in the field of advanced device protection, as well as to adopt the HP Secure Managed Print Services (MPS) service portfolio , capable of supporting companies in assessing the potential risks of printer fleet up to the constant updating of the machines.

Cybersecurity printersCybersecurity printers: HP’s advice to increase the level of protection

To meet the needs of companies, moreover, HP has developed some specific services designed to further increase the level of protection of printers, such as:

HP Print Security Advisory Services which offers in-depth risk assessment and the definition of a personalized printing security policy.

HP Print Security Implementation Services to implement a targeted action plan for the protection of the printer fleet, also thanks to the integration with SIEM tools.

HP Print Security Advisory Retainer Service to constantly check that the protection plan adopted is adequate and in compliance with the regulations and regulations in force.

HP Print Security Governance and Compliance Service that enables organizations to monitor and manage print compliance on their own.

Which companies have chosen HP to protect the security of their printers

Many companies have already entrusted the management of their printer fleet to HP Managed Print Services, obtaining adequate protection and optimizing management costs at the same time. Among these, also one of the largest and longest-standing professional training providers in the world, who used HP Secure Managed Print Services to meet the regulations of their country and protect a printer fleet of more than 1000 machines.