HP Secure Managed Print Services is an industry leading print security solution that looks after the safety of your company’s printing and imaging devices. For your information, your company’s entire network is open to the malicious threats and hacks and even most of the devices’ security is overlooked. For instance, you safeguard your computers against the biggest hacks, but you are ignorant of your printers and scanners which are equally exposed to threats. Your printers, imaging devices, scanners, and fax machines are at equal risk as your computers and hence, they should be strictly protected to prevent a data breach. This is why HP offers you the leading hardware and software solution to empower your printing atmosphere and give more power to productivity.
What is HP MPS?
HP MPS takes entire care of your printing and imaging devices by examining and analyzing their condition. Since IT professionals need to fulfill their objective and needs to spend more time in accomplishing their goals, they cannot spare their time on managing the printing devices. In such cases, HP MPS takes full care of the devices and reduces the security threats and attacks. The video below will show you what happens when print security goes unnoticed and what hazards it can do to your company.
What happens when print security goes overlooked?
The video entitled as ‘The Wolf’ is an awareness campaign indicating towards the companies that ignore the protection and safety of printers. Out of the one hundred million business printers in the world, only 2% of them are secured. This is because most companies consider only computers and network as a single point of entry for hackers. They do protect these systems but often overlook the printing and imaging devices. Since data and information technology are the valuable assets of a company and they are often imported and exported through a printing device, they are equally vulnerable to hackers. Your printers are never secured and anyone can access the files and information stored in them.
Here is the list of potential print-related security breaches:
- Malicious threat from outside the company
- Unauthorized use
- Remote/home print users
- Exposure of documents sent to/from the device
- Exposure of device settings or ports
- Company’s ability to identify the culprit of a security breach
- Exposure of documents at the device
Printers are considered as the most unsecured devices due to lack of awareness. According to a research by the Ponemon Institute, about 56% percent respondents consider printers as a risk-free device and believe that they are safe from hackers. They neglect the fact that printers and other peripheral devices contain the company’s most sensitive and confidential data those can be easily hacked or stolen. Another 30% respondents declared that their company has the potential to identify risk-free printers, however, they can identify the areas where the greatest printer security measures can be applied. The study also states that printer security is overlooked due to lack of governance where the companies do not have any security policies that contain network-connected printers. Secondly, the training sessions do not make any difference because 56% respondents say that their companies are unaware of the security risks connected to printers. Meanwhile, when companies ignore such risks, data breaches have certainly occurred at any moment. Most respondents predict it as a result of the unsecured printers and a few other consider it as an outcome of the mobile technologies. You can also access the IDC Spotlight article to read more about Securing the Print Infrastructure.
How HP MPS help companies lessen the security threats on their printers?
Since printer security is an essential factor to protect the confidential and sensitive data of a company, this matter has been taken into account by HP MPS. HP with its managed print services ensures to harden and sustain your device with core security and management. HP MPS analyzes and identifies the core issues of your print environment and develop a custom plan with each client to advance their print security to address the issues and processes. While identifying the best practices with HP MPS, you learn to leverage your printers and address the vulnerabilities. According to research by IDC, more than 70% respondents said that the print security features have a greater influence on the printers and MFPs that they buy or lease and this benefit has been derived with HP MPS. HP delivers the innovative hardware and software solutions that empower your printing environment with protection, predictability, and productivity. Since IT professionals cannot spend enough time and effort after the printers and they need to accomplish their goals, it becomes a pain to the company to address the issues with printers. Meanwhile, they are pressurized to understand the up-to-date technology solutions and security measures which on the other hand do not meet work productivity. In such a case, HP MPS helps you establish the vulnerabilities in your printing and imaging devices and make an approach to protecting your company data, and strengthening the compliance. They reduce the risk of attacks and keep your printers safe and secure. HP Secure Managed Print Services safeguard against three major threats: Device, Data & Document Security.
‘The Wolf’ video is not just an awareness campaign, but it also shows how insecure and vulnerable your printers are when they are kept unshielded. Hackers keep a close eye on your company data and employee information behind your back without indicating you a bit. They don’t only target your printers, but mainly it’s your business they want to hack. With over 232% increase in hacks and attacks on notebooks and laptops, many businesses have failed to protect their confidential data that were damaged with external threats, unauthorized usages, exposure of devices and ports, and the inability to identify the reason of security breach. So HP steps up to protect and safeguard your devices, data, and documents against all these threats. HP has a greater focus on helping consumers optimize business processes and document workflows with industry-specific focus. They provide the comprehensive security services like planning and organizing workshops, HP Imaging and Printing Security Center, and the hands-on Security Advisory Services. HP MPS helps you optimize your printing environment thoroughly and address security and workflow needs. It helps you understand the fundamental issues of your organization devices and printers and makes a custom approach to your specific needs. Therefore, it is essential to focus on your printing and networking devices to avoid the risk of attacks and eradicate the malicious threats. Watch The Wolf HP Video Series