Press Release: 11 February 2010

HP Strengthens Security Capabilities to Help Customers Protect Data and Combat Business Threats

New services, solutions address security from the printer to the cloud
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HP today introduced a security services portfolio and new solutions that offer increased vulnerability assessment, enhanced data protection and improved compliance controls, enabling customers to reduce infrastructure risks.

The addition of new services and solutions to the HP Secure Advantage portfolio helps customers establish a comprehensive security strategy encompassing key areas of the technology infrastructure – from the data center to desktops and printers – across the enterprise and via the cloud.

Security and compliance continue to be a top concern for companies, whether spurred by threats or ongoing regulatory pressure. With its broadened portfolio, extensive expertise and strong partner ecosystem, HP now provides a single source to meet diverse security needs, thereby reducing organizations' complexity, risks and costs.

"Businesses and governments need to collaborate easily despite increased governance requirements and the sophistication of malicious attacks. Chief security officers continue to look for one vendor with the breadth to integrate security and make it seamless," said Nina Lytton, president at the analyst firm Open Systems Advisors. "As a pioneer in information security for over 40 years, HP is well-equipped with its expanded portfolio to enable customers to safeguard their complete domain."

Managing risks across the enterprise

HP has proven, deep capabilities to cover the security needs of technology environments from the simple to the most complex. The new HP Security, Compliance and Continuity Services [HP USA| English] portfolio integrates a wide variety of consulting, training and managed security services from HP to empower organizations to more effectively manage risk, protect critical infrastructure, safeguard the continuity of operations and maintain regulatory compliance. 

Using a common reference model to help reduce complexity and manage costs, the new security services portfolio addresses all aspects of security in cloud computing and traditional technology environments. These include applications, business continuity, content, data integrity, data center, end points, networks, identity and access management, risk management, and security operations. Each category of offering is supported by many individual services and capabilities for various types of information security needs.

Through the new portfolio, HP offers a range of sourcing options to provide customers with flexibility to meet their security needs. Based on each customer's individual business objectives, HP works to design, implement and maintain their own security environment; manage certain security functions for them; or outsource their entire security environment.

Protecting access to valuable information

Unauthorized access to information can lead to costly data breaches and loss of business. HP's new, compliant, fully integrated printing solutions diminish these risks for enterprises with advanced management capabilities by:

Validating compliance with integrated security frameworks

Complex compliance regulations continue to impact company operations and hinder business productivity. HP helps customers reduce vulnerabilities and improve enforcement of security policies with these new offerings:

"Chief security officers are looking to reduce the complexity of securing their entire enterprise as the industry evolves to include new computing models, like cloud, as well as more sophisticated, traditional technologies," said Chris Whitener, chief strategist, Secure Advantage, HP. "HP Secure Advantage simplifies the process, delivering a comprehensive set of product and service solutions while offering a single point of contact to meet an organization's diverse security needs."

More information on HP's integrated security portfolio is available at

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