Palo Alto, February 19, 2020 – HP Inc. today announced its commitment to driving more stringent industry standards for printer security. As part of this effort, HP has joined the Buyers Lab (BLI) Security Validation Testing program for MFPs and printers. Today HP unveiled it was the first OEM to pass the test for device penetration and is the only OEM to pass the second test for Policy Compliance.
As cybercrime has emerged as a $445 billion problem globally, printers, PCs and other IoT endpoints have become the frontline of this battleground. The Buyers Lab Security Validation Testing program was designed to verify printers that pass through their program are equipped to combat the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.
“Our decision to engage in this testing program is driven by our desire to help raise the bar for the entire industry,” said Tuan Tran, President, Imaging, Printing and Solutions business, HP Inc. “We believe more can and should be done to mitigate security risks. This is an important step in driving more stringent industry standards for IoT devices, like printers, and pushing our industry to a higher standard. We encourage all our industry counterparts to join in this effort.”
As an inaugural participant of the BLI Security Validation Testing program, HP has passed the first two rounds of testing and earned the Security Validation Testing seals for Device Penetration and Policy Compliance for its HP FutureSmart v4 Enterprise firmware platform, which is available on HP Enterprise and Managed printers and MFPs. The Policy Compliance test also validated HP’s ability to specify desired device security settings, save settings as a policy, apply the policy across a fleet to help ensure devices comply, and manage compliance and automated remediation of new or misconfigured devices.
Programs like this drive higher standards for security and help establish standards so customers can select the best options for their desired security posture. HP congratulates the other OEMs that have also engaged in this program and encourages all print OEMs to participate in this effort.
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Susan Vander May
Printer security is one of the oftentimes overlooked entry points for hackers and malware. HP’s efforts to establish industry-standard benchmarks for printer security is commendable, with printers being a critical aspect of protecting IT infrastructure as a whole. The Full Service Networking team congratulates and fully supports these efforts. Kudos to HP!