HP Expands Print Security Services
Access Control can also serve as a managed mobility solution, allowing mobile device users to print through email to the secure pull print queue.Technology giant HP announced new and updated print security software and services to help businesses improve the security and efficiency of their print environments. Server-less pull printing is a new feature of HP Access Control that eliminates the need for servers in small, branch offices, and can be deployed to maintain document confidentiality, improve regulatory compliance and save on toner and paper. Access Control can also serve as a managed mobility solution, allowing mobile device users to print through email to the secure pull print queue. This feature allows print jobs initiated on mobile devices to print with the same access control, tracking and security measures as print jobs initiated by PCs or laptops on the company network. These capabilities are available globally to all customers with Access Control.
"There is not a business out there that wouldn't benefit from, or should address print security. Printers are an endpoint on the network and they need to be treated as equal citizens when it comes to security. We find that a lot of businesses haven't placed the same rigor and attention to secure their printers which places them at unnecessary risk," Michael Howard, worldwide security practice lead for HP, told eWEEK. "That said, two industries where we are seeing heightened interest are health care and financial services because of their growing regulatory compliance requirements."