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HP's Secure MPS delivers world-class secure printing against cyberattacks

By Ciara Alarcon - on 8 Dec 2016, 5:11pm

HP's Secure MPS delivers world-class secure printing against cyberattacks

HP announced that it has redesigned its Managed Print Services (MPS) with world-class secure printing to help protect corporate print environments against cyberattacks.

The new HP Secure MPS capabilities include advanced security professional services, software solutions, and expanded core delivery capabilities for customers’ multi-vendor print fleets. HP also announced the pre-configuring of HP's print devices for security.

  • Print Security Implementation Service – HP will provide its own specialized security support technicians to implement corporate print security plans.
  • Print Security Advisory Retainer Service – HP’s credentialed security advisors will deliver ongoing security expertise, risk profile updates, and support to evaluate security plans on a regular basis and provide ad hoc support for compliance audits.
  • Print Security Governance & Compliance – HP will help meet compliance via new remote management of security settings, as well as monitor the print fleet for potential issues and supply proof of compliance reporting on fleet security status.
  • Increased Training – HP has invested to raise the level of security expertise with MPS employees and HP technical teams with industry security certifications such as CompTIA.
  • Enhanced Reporting & Reviews – HP is embedding security into MPS tracking and reporting processes for greater visibility to the print fleet status and to review security best practice recommendations.
  • New Remote Management Tools & Services – HP’s new tools within HP MPS software automate security actions such as firmware updates and password management so companies can outsource tedious IT security actions as part of the MPS contract.

HP is also raising the bar for business printing by announcing that they started to ship printers with less-secure interfaces closed, requiring customers to open the ports and protocols if they are needed when deploying new printers on their network.