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Printers that won’t compromise your business security

Protecting against security breaches is one of the biggest challenges businesses face, but few companies consider the risks their printers pose.

According to the Ponemon Institute, 64% of IT managers believe their printers are infected with malware, but 56% of enterprise companies ignore printers in their endpoint security strategy.

“Printers are just as smart as PCs today, with the same vulnerabilities but far less protection,” said Tuan Tran, vice president and general manager, LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions business, HP.

“Today, printers operate through a network connection and are equipped with processors, hard drives, and operating systems – just like PCs.”

In response to this, HP has unveiled three new enterprise-class LaserJet printers and multi-function printers (MFPs) that deliver increased protection against malicious attacks.

A look at the new LaserJet Enterprise Class 500 Series

HP launches its new LaserJet Enterprise Class 500 Series
HP has launched its new LaserJet Enterprise Class 500 Series

The new HP Enterprise LaserJet printers and MFPs deliver the fastest real-world print performance in their class.

They also boast the fastest first page out and dual-sided print speeds, and lowest total energy consumption per page.

The new models include:

  • The HP LaserJet Enterprise M506 series for monochrome printing with a 25% smaller footprint and dual-sided print speeds up to 71% faster than its predecessor.
  • The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527 series which offers monochrome printing in an MFP that includes single pass, two-sided scanning, and a 20.3cm colour touchscreen control panel to support advanced workflow.
  • The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M577 series delivers outstanding colour printing in an MFP that includes single pass, two-sided scanning, and a 20.3cm colour touchscreen control panel.

Protection is key

HP's new LaserJet Enterprise Class 500 Series
HP’s new LaserJet Enterprise Class 500 Series

“The stronger security is part of a broader HP strategy to provide the deepest security across PCs and printers,” said Tran.

The printers have industry-leading security features built in, including:

  • HP Sure Start, which enables detection of and self-healing recovery from malicious BIOS attacks, extending the same BIOS security protecting HP’s Elite line of PCs since 2013 to new HP LaserJet Enterprise printers.
  • Whitelisting, which ensures only known, good firmware can be loaded and executed on a printer.
  • Run-time Intrusion Detection, which is a new feature providing in-device memory monitoring for malicious attacks.

With a firmware update, these features can also be enabled on several HP LaserJet Enterprise printers available since April.

In addition, Whitelisting and Run-time Intrusion Detection can be added to many existing HP LaserJet and OfficeJet Enterprise X printers through an HP FutureSmart service pack update.

The HP LaserJet Enterprise M506 series will be available locally from 1 October, and the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527 and HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M577 series printers will be available from 2 November.

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