HP Inc. has announced its commitment to driving more stringent industry standards for printer security and has joined the Buyers Lab Security Validation Testing program for MFPs and printers. The BLI initiative was designed to verify printers that pass through their program are equipped to combat the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.
As an inaugural participant of the 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.
HP is the first OEM to pass the test for device penetration and is the only OEM to pass the second test for Policy Compliance.
“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.”