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Working From Home Print Solutions

26 June 2021

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At AMPS, we take the time to immerse ourselves in your business and add value where other companies would deliver the bare minimum. Our Technology Insights offer you the know how to help drive operational efficiency, solve business problems and deliver innovative products, services and experiences.




Working From Home:

A new survey from jobs site ‘Indeed’ has found almost three in five Australian employers plan to introduce more flexible working in 2021.

After months of 'Home Office' Zoom calls and working at kitchen tables, the findings should offer comfort to hundreds of thousands of office workers hoping their employer will offer them greater flexibility this year.

One study by the Boston Consulting Group (BSG) found that, after coronavirus restrictions were lifted, up to  60 per cent of Australian workers prefer to work remotely for two or three days a week.

This applies to workers across all sectors, and technology is the key ingredient to make sure they operate as efficiently as they could from the office.

How do you choose the correct home-based office equipment with the security protection for both PC and Printer devices protecting from vicious Malware threats?

People do not realise that HP globally dominates 50% of the worlds printer market.

HP printers and Laptops are secure.

Malware continues to pose a significant threat to computer security for individuals and businesses alike. Traditional antivirus is essential, but it relies on recognising known malware or suspicious patterns, which may not be enough to defeat new or very sophisticated malware attacks.

Printers. Today's IT threats strike organisations from many places and all angles. Every device on a company's network is a vulnera-
bility point, including network printers. Security must cover every entry point with multiple layers of protection.

The security features built into HP devices, along with HP's industry-leading software solutions and services, can help you protect your devices, data, and documents.

HP printers provide multiple layers of defence to protect the device and the customer's data. HP printers have device protection features to ensure a root of trust at boot time, and intrusion detection features to guard against runtime injection attacks.

HP Printing and Imaging devices have evolved to become just as sophisticated as PCs containing a powerful processor running Windows or Linux, with storage, displays, scanners, network access, and email capabilities.

With the ability to print, copy, scan-to-network destinations and send-to-email attachments, these print devices come equipped with hard disk drives and run internal web servers.

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, with the availability of commercial tools designed by and for cybercriminals (e.g., Metasploit, IdaPro) that make it easy to reverse engineer code and craft new exploits.

HP Printers must protect against these increasingly sophisticated attacks. Malicious attacks can occur from inside or outside the organisation.

Here are some of the ways potential print-related security breaches can occur:
• Access via unsecured network ports/protocols are an entry point to the company network and information assets.
• The interception of print/scan data in transmission can expose a company's sensitive data.
• Injection attacks into the memory of printers can compromise an entire network.




PC Devices. HP Sure Click helps strengthen security at your PC's most vulnerable entry points using a different approach. Rather than trying to recognise malware, it opens untrusted websites and files in their own isolated virtual containers, called micro-virtual machines (micro-VM). If there is malicious code present, these micro-VMs trick the malware into thinking it's running inside your computer, when in fact, it's trapped. Inside the hardware-enforced micro-VM, malware is unable to affect your PC, access your files, or even get into other browser tabs. When the browser tab or Office file is closed, the entire micro-VM is automatically discarded—and the malware trapped within it is deleted. No special training or additional quarantine procedures are needed; just close the browser tab or file, and the malware is gone. Protect your PC from the malware that lurks on malicious websites or hides in common files with HP Sure Click1 .

HP Sure Click isolates key applications in their own virtual containers—trapping malware and deleting it as soon as you close the application.

HP Sure Click of home office routers found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks. Malware can also be hidden in seemingly innocent files, downloaded from the web or sent as email attachments. Any malware you may encounter is isolated from the rest of the system and destroyed when the browser tab is closed.

Over 80% of malware was found to be delivered via email. Over 90% stay protected by browsing with the Chromium-based Sure Click Secure Browser. Because the secure browser will always open websites in their own isolated micro-VMs, you can explore the Internet safely without having to learn a new browser or deal with restrictive whitelisting.

That's why HP Sure Click extends protection beyond the browser, offering protected viewing for PDFs and full editing for Microsoft Word documents within a microVM. Unfamiliar files can be opened and are protected with the same hardware-enforced isolation that quarantines suspect websites. If the file is compromised, the malware is contained and prevented from infecting the PC.  

AMPS

AMPS Technology helps customers thrive on change. Our vision is clear allowing us to confidently innovate and navigate the next digital age. We strive to support a culture of performance that is matched with the highest integrity.


Our strengths lie in understanding the long-term goals of delivering efficient servicing. AMPS highly experienced staff were able to consult throughout the process, making decisions on services simple and straightforward.


If you are facing a similar obstacle with multiple high costing suppliers or looking for a solution outside of the box, then get in touch with one of our technology advisors now.