Sub Total
Excluding delivery and voucher code discounts.
Go to basket

Free Delivery on all orders to UK mainland within 3 working days.

HP Tech@Work
Today's trends for tomorrow's business
Printer security breach? Not on your watch

Printer Security Breach? Not on Your Watch

After a year filled with high-profile network breaches, security has vaulted to the top of company IT priorities [1], and businesses are putting big budgets behind their attempts to address the problem. In fact, IT decision makers' spending on security technologies was forecasted to increase 46% in 2015, the highest of any area. [2]
But even with larger budgets, many IT departments are struggling to find efficient security solutions—especially when it comes to network security, where every link in a network is a potential vulnerability that needs to be addressed. While traditional network infrastructure like PCs, servers, and tablets have long had automated security measures available for them, security for networked printers has been much more difficult to implement—until this year.

Automatic printer security

Modern printers are much more than just office accessories. They're computers with hard drives, applications that run natively, wide-ranging network access—and all the potential vulnerabilities that come with being a PC. Because of this, unauthorized users can potentially discover device configurations, network information, user credentials, or information passed through a modern networked printer. [3]
Up-to-date PCs protect against these vulnerabilities with security that's both deep and broad, covering every process from boot up and startup to operation and fleet-wide protection. Effective printer security requires the same level of care. And for the first time, IT departments have that option for their modern printer fleet, as well. The new HP LaserJet Enterprise M500 series devices—the world's most secure printers [4]—now address each level of security.[4] Here's how:
  • At boot up: HP Sure Start validates the integrity of the BIOS code. If the BIOS is compromised, HP Sure Start reboots the device and loads a safe, “golden copy” of the BIOS.
  • On startup: During startup, the firmware is checked to ensure that it is authentic, known-good code—digitally signed by HP.
  • During operation: Run-time intrusion detection constantly monitors and detects anomalies during complex firmware and memory operations. In the event of an intrusion, the device automatically reboots.
  • Across components: Original HP Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence support printer fleet policies and work with HP LaserJet printers and MFPs to help customers protect themselves from fraud.
  • Across the fleet: After a reboot, HP Instant-On Security in HP JetAdvantage Security Manager checks and resets device security settings to maintain compliance with your security policies.

Security for small workforces

While security has become a top concern at the enterprise level, many smaller organizations have trouble making it a priority[5], especially without a large, dedicated IT staff. For these businesses, automated measures, like HP JetIntelligence, are available on small-workgroup class printers like the HP LaserJet Pro M402dn, and are an ideal first step in implementing features like anti-fraud technology with minimal additional effort.
Network security is a hot topic in any organization, big or small. So much so that in President Obama's recent address to the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit he said, “The problem of how we secure the digital world is only going to increase.[6]” To keep large problems like network security from overwhelming your own business, automated solutions like the ones now available for network printers like the HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn will only become more valuable in the future.
[1] Protivity, Today's Enterprise – Cyberthreats Lurk Amid Major Transformation, 2015.
[2] IDG Enterprise, Computerworld Forecast Study, 2015. [3] Wired, Play Doom on a Printer—Thanks to a Serious Security Flaw, 2014. [4] Based on HP review of 2015 published embedded security features of competitive in-class printers. Only HP offers a combination of security features for integrity checking down to the BIOS with self-healing capabilities. A FutureSmart service pack update may be required to activate security features on the HP LaserJet M527, M506, M577. Some features will be made available as a HP FutureSmart service pack update on select existing enterprise printer models. For list of compatible products, click here. For more information visit: [5] Techaisle, Top 10 SMB Business Issues, IT Priorities, IT Challenges, 2015. [6] Office of the Press Secretary, Remarks by the President at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit, 2015.

Disclosure: Our site may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.


Prices, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without notice. Price protection, price matching or price guarantees do not apply to Intra-day, Daily Deals or limited-time promotions. Quantity limits may apply to orders, including orders for discounted and promotional items. Despite our best efforts, a small number of items may contain pricing, typography, or photography errors. Correct prices and promotions are validated at the time your order is placed. These terms apply only to products sold by; reseller offers may vary. Items sold by are not for immediate resale. Orders that do not comply with terms, conditions, and limitations may be cancelled. Contract and volume customers not eligible.

HP’s MSRP is subject to discount. HP’s MSRP price is shown as either a stand-alone price or as a strike-through price with a discounted or promotional price also listed. Discounted or promotional pricing is indicated by the presence of an additional higher MSRP strike-through price

The following applies to HP systems with Intel 6th Gen and other future-generation processors on systems shipping with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Pro systems downgraded to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8.1: This version of Windows running with the processor or chipsets used in this system has limited support from Microsoft. For more information about Microsoft’s support, please see Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle FAQ at

Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, Xeon Inside, and Intel Optane are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

In-home warranty is available only on select customizable HP desktop PCs. Need for in-home service is determined by HP support representative. Customer may be required to run system self-test programs or correct reported faults by following advice given over phone. On-site services provided only if issue can't be corrected remotely. Service not available holidays and weekends.

HP will transfer your name and address information, IP address, products ordered and associated costs and other personal information related to processing your application to Bill Me Later®. Bill Me Later will use that data under its privacy policy.

Microsoft Windows 10: Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows 10. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to take full advantage of Windows 10 functionality. Windows 10 is automatically updated, which is always enabled. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See

“Best All In One Printer” and “the easiest printer you’ve ever had to set up” from Wirecutter. ©2020 The Wirecutter, Inc.. All rights reserved. Used under license.

Get Marvel’s Avengers when you purchase HP gaming PCs with qualifying 9th gen or 10th gen Intel® Core™ i5, i7 and i9 processors. Redemption code will be sent out by email within 60 days of purchase. Limited quantities and while supply lasts. Offer valid thru 12/31/2020 only while supplies last. We reserve the right to replace titles in the offer for ones of equal or greater value. Certain titles may not be available to all consumers because of age restrictions. The Offer may be changed, cancelled, or suspended at any time, for any reason, without notice, at Intel’s reasonable discretion if its fairness or integrity affected whether due to human or technical error. The Offer sponsor is Intel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. To participate you must create an Intel Digital Hub Account, purchase a qualifying product during the redemption period, enter a valid Master Key, and respond to a brief survey. Information you submit is collected, stored, processed, and used on servers in the USA. For more information on offer details, eligibility, restrictions, and our privacy policy, visit

© 2020 MARVEL. © Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo, and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

The personal information you provide will be used according to the HP Privacy Statement (