HP has introduced an automated system to enable the secure printing of sensitive documents on corporate and government networks.
HP said HP Secure Print Advantage is the industry's first hardware-based security system to minimise business risk by addressing printer security vulnerabilities across the disparate systems, servers and clients typical in enterprise environments.
The system ensures that printing workflow management and single print jobs remain secure from the initial starting point at the desktop, to the server for verification, and back to the printer for completion, without disruption to the printer network.
"HP Secure Print Advantage automates traditionally manual processes and delivers an industry first: consistent, comprehensive and enforceable security policy for the print infrastructure," said Chris Whitener, chief strategist for Secure Advantage at HP.
"This solution provides the necessary automation and simplification of security tasks, like key management, to reduce the costs and burdens generally associated with them," he said.
Composed of servers, storage, software and services, the portfolio integrates security into the fabric of the IT environment.