HP Security Manager: The Watchdog of Printer Security

Here’s a statistic that will blow your mind: when it comes to printers, fewer than 25% of businesses comply with standard security protocols. However, when businesses use HP Security Manager, that number jumps up to 97%!

So what is HP Security Manager, and what makes it so effective?

How Does HP Security Manager Work?

HP is the leading manufacturer of office printers. Chances are that your organization has at least one HP device in your office—and maybe even a whole fleet! If that’s the case, then it’s essential to also know about HP’s fantastic features.

With HP Security Manager, you have the capability to set your own custom template of security parameters and policies onto your print devices. The program also creates an alert system that notifies an administrator if there is any suspicious activity that doesn’t comply with your policy.

In the case of printer and document security, suspicious activity can mean adding unauthorized devices, unauthorized users, or sending print jobs that may contain malware.

HP Security Manager recognizes any kind of security threat, alerts you automatically, and immediately initiates any security protocols that you’ve set in place. In most cases, this means what we call “remediation,” which shuts down and reboots any potentially compromised devices.

After the reboot, HP Security Manager will rescan the device to confirm compliance with the security policies set up by your administration team. This protects the integrity of the device as well as stopping a potential threat to your network.

Why Should I Get HP Security Manager?

HP Security Manager works wonderfully no matter the size of your company or how many print devices you have. Your IT team is already busy enough protecting the network, integrating systems, managing servers, creating IT budgets, executing strategies—and that’s just a few responsibilities.

Even the most efficient and well-run teams rarely have the capacity to dedicate significant time and resources to secure office print. There’s just too much to do while keeping a close eye on security threats 24/7.

That’s why we like to call HP Security Manager the “watchdog.” It’s always keeping an eye on things for you. The moment it finds something it doesn’t like, it will alert you, and remediate the situation before it becomes a major problem.

This is especially true for older printer technology that doesn’t have the “smart” features of automatic security updates. It’s not uncommon for businesses to use their printers for 5–10 years, so HP Security Manager is a great way to protect your organization from modern security threats even with an outdated device.

Learn more about HP Security and other tools and programs that’ll keep your team running smoothly? Schedule a 15-minute call and our friendly reps will tell you more about this solution and how it can enhance your overall document security strategy.