At HP Reinvent, HP Inc.’s annual global partner event, the company introduced the HP LaserJet Enterprise 400 Series.
“The COVID 19 pandemic has created hybrid workforces, with 72% of office workers saying they’d like to work away from the office for at least two days a week even once COVID-19 is no longer a concern,” said Xavier Garcia, global head and general manager, Print Hardware Solutions, HP Inc. “We believe this new small and mighty printer has met its moment: offering everything one would expect in an enterprise-class printer that fits where and how people work now and, in the future, – whether remote or in the office.”
Security has also become a top concern for IT managers and home workers alike. According to HP’s new Workforce Evolution study, security software was ranked by office workers in the US and Europe as the highest priority for upgrading the home office, further underscoring the demand for secure work solutions.
HP’s smallest enterprise multi-function printer, the new LaserJet series incorporates security into every step of the printer design, supply chain, and production process. The new models also include HP Sure Start with automatic self-healing that protects, detects, and self-recovers from vulnerabilities and attacks. HP’s Trusted Platform Module (TPM), provides secure device identity with certificate private keys, strengthening protection of encrypted credentials and data.
According to HP, security features go beyond just the hardware, including the cartridge, for an end-to-end secure printing system that protects your network and information. This enables what HP describes as seamless remote fleet management, freeing up IT resources for strategic priorities. It also offers the ability to manage devices and settings remotely with HP Web Jetadmin and HP JetAdvantage Security Manager. Users can also deploy and integrate HP and third‑party solutions with the HP Open Extensibility Platform. Support card readers allow users to use personalized settings to print from their own queue.
In addition to the new devices, HP today also announced a new version of HP FutureSmart firmware, which reportedly enables a consistent, secure operational system across HP’s entire enterprise printer series. Launching with the LaserJet Enterprise 400 series, FutureSmart 5 provides customers investment protection, additional security protections, and readiness for advanced cloud-based workflows.
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