Innovations have earned HP devices the title of ‘The Most Secure on the Planet'
One of the key features that make HP security so unique is the ability to self-heal from an attack. Rather than setting off an alert and depending on an IT team to come to the rescue, HP security software takes measures into its own hands by re-booting immediately.
This is the common theme among all the different aspects of HP cybersecurity. It’s designed to detect and neutralize threats before they have a chance to engage. HP computer security platforms also trigger an automatic reset and alert before the user even knows what has happened. These innovations have earned HP devices the title of ‘the most secure on the planet.’
HP Security Software Basic Features
Security for HP devices begins with Sure Start, a software platform that stops cyberattacks at their source. This self-healing feature is integrated to the boot-up process via a BIOS scanning aspect of HP security software.
The BIOS is a blueprint for booting up a computer, initiating firmware while loading critical hardware components. HP Sure Start technology is always working to ensure that there are no compromised BIOS files lurking in the background of a device. In the event that a corrupt version of the BIOS is detected, the device will restart using a clean copy of the BIOS.
In addition, HP security comes complete with whitelisting, run-time intrusion detection, and HP connection inspector software. Whitelisting performs automatic checks on your device’s firmware, protecting the entire connected network against a potentially devastating threat. If an anomaly in the firmware is detected during startup, the device reboots in offline mode and alerts your IT team.
Run-time intrusion is a crucial piece of threat detection software that checks for threats while printers are turned on and connected to the network. If a threat is detected, it will be stopped and the device will reboot. HP Connection Inspector performs a similar function but applies to network threats. In the midst of suspicious network requests, this software feature also triggers a self-healing reboot.
HP Laptop Security & Sure Click
While Sure Start activates during the bootup process, Sure Click employs a similar feature to protect the browser of your PC. HP laptop security comes complete with Sure Click, which creates a “virtual machine” or VM between the browser and every site you visit. A virtual machine isolates a certain part of your digital environment, meaning that any potential threat that makes its way into the VM will be contained within it and lack the ability to spread throughout the system.
Each time a user clicks to a new website, Sure Click will engage, creating a layer of visualization between the browser and the rest of the PC’s system. This is much more convenient than having to run a separate virtual machine for all your browsing activities, which is an undertaking that would be far too technical for the average user. But HP Sure Click has yet to be integrated into many browsers.
For now, users who want Sure Click are restricted to only two browsers. These include Internet Explorer and Chromium. Internet Explorer is being phased out by Microsoft in favor of its newer browser, Edge. And Chromium is an open-source version of Google Chrome.
HP Cyber Security – the Revolutionary New Standard
HP security software is truly remarkable in that it anticipates and reacts to every possible contingency. The software platforms available with HP devices truly are cutting-edge due to their ability to remain vigilant against the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats. Because hackers are always evolving, security software must keep pace in order to remain effective.
The ability to perform self-healing reboots is revolutionary. In the past, cybersecurity measures have always relied on the user to perform critical functions. But now, HP laptop security and HP MFP security have integrated features that follow an automatic detection and response protocol. This greatly reduces the risk associated with being compromised in any way, shape, or form.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a subdivision of the U.S. Department of Commerce, sets standards for cybersecurity. HP client security covers the five basic elements of NIST standards. These include protection, identification, detection, response, and recovery.
NIST cybersecurity standards are intended to be a set of voluntary practices that companies and individuals can follow to remain vigilant against cyber threats. According to nist.gov, these standards help to “promote the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure.” NIST security compliance is just another demonstration of the elite cybersecurity standard that HP PCs and printers adhere to, and has helped them achieve the status of ‘the most secure devices on the planet.’
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