HP strengthens security capabilities

March 2010 Cyber Security

New security services and solutions from HP address security from the printer to the cloud.

HP has 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 centre 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 organisations’ 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.

Managing risks across the enterprise

HP has deep capabilities to cover the security needs of simple to the most complex environments. The new HP Security, Compliance and Continuity Services portfolio integrates a wide variety of consulting, training and managed security services from across HP to empower organisations 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 centre, 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.

Protecting access to valuable information

Unauthorised access to information can lead to costly data breaches and loss of business. HP’s integrated printing solutions diminish these risks with advanced management capabilities by:

* Mitigating internal security threats from unauthorised users with the HP Access Control Printing Solution Suite, which authenticates user access with a personal identification number.

* Improving data protection with the HP Scanjet Enterprise 7000n Document Management Workstation Series, which provides secure disk erase options and encrypted scan-to-PDF and authentication functionality.

* Validating compliance with integrated security frameworks.

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

* Ease of management and reporting of the latest regulatory compliance standards on a single dashboard with the HP Business Service Automation (BSA) Essentials Network.

* Improved communication of compliance reports using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) certification. As a result, customers can view the current state of compliance electronically on managed devices, and more confidently share reports with auditors.

Reduced risk of exposure and sensitive data loss with simplified management through HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager. The solution enables customers to enforce the necessary policies to meet information security mandates, and provides consistent, unified management of encryption keys across the technology infrastructure. It also supports a spectrum of encryption offerings, from storage to databases, using common client services and cryptographic standards.

“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 Rudie Raath, Network Support Services (NSS) Group Manager, Technology Services, Enterprise Business, HP South Africa. “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 organisation’s diverse security needs.”

More information on HP’s integrated security portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/security.

For more information contact Hedy Gorton, Enterprise Business, HP, +27 (0)11 785 1000, hedy.gorton@hp.com, www.hp.co.za

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