HP expands security services portfolio

Claims to address security from printer to the cloud

HP has launched a new a security services portfolio and new offerings, which it claims offer increased vulnerability assessment, data protection and compliance controls.

The addition of new offerings to the Secure Advantage portfolio helps customers establish a security strategy encompassing key areas of the technology infrastructure, from the data centre to desktops and printers, across the enterprise and via the cloud, the company claims.

The company said that the new security, compliance and continuity services portfolio integrates consulting, training and managed security services to help organisations manage risk, protect infrastructure, safeguard the continuity of operations and maintain regulatory compliance.

The new security services portfolio aims at addressing 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.

HP said that the integrated printing offerings mitigate internal security threats from unauthorised users with the Access Control Printing Solution Suite that authenticates user access with a personal identification number and improving data protection with the Scanjet Enterprise 7000n Document Management Workstation Series that provides secure disk erase options and encrypted scan-to-PDF and authentication functionality.

According to HP, the new offerings help to reduce vulnerabilities and improve enforcement of security policies. The offerings include business service automation essentials network for management and reporting of latest regulatory compliance standards; security content automation protocol certification for improved communication of compliance reports; and enterprise secure key manager to reduce risk of exposure and sensitive data loss with simplified management.

Chris Whitener, chief strategist of secure advantage at HP, said: "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. 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."