HP focuses on printer security for healthcare environment

When it comes to printer security, HP’s upgrade is primarily aimed at the healthcare vertical, where security and privacy compliance for patient records are always top-of-mind. The medical arena is far from paperless, with the printing of patient records still an endemic process. Thanks to those printers being more often than not connected to the LAN by IP, hackers have increasingly focused on the printing environment in order to intercept patient data, often unbeknownst to staff. 

HP Access Control (HPAC) Printing Solutions is designed to secure sensitive and confidential information in printing environments. The HP Imaging and Printing Security Assessment service will review current approaches to printing and suggest security and compliance-related improvements, and HP's Imaging and Printing Security Center (IPSC) will enforce printing-related security policies.

HP has also made an additional raft of security upgrades aimed at bolstering intrusion detection and offering a modular security appliance platform.

When it comes to keeping up with the dangers lurking in the dark of the web, the HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager 6.0 speeds up threat identification and blocking, leveraging HP's Fortify and TippingPoint research information.

HP also introduced a next-generation range of security appliances in the HP TippingPoint NX Platform, which is based on modular software architecture called X-ARMOR, which includes a built-in intrusion prevention system (IPS). At launch HP is offering two models: the 7100 NX with 13 Gbps throughput, and the 5200 NX, with 5 Gbps throughput.

Meanwhile, HP announced a significant expansion of its HP Security for Public Sector program, including the HP Assured Identity program, a Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis (CATA) program for performing application vulnerability testing on demand, and the HP Security Operations Center (SOC) for consulting services.

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