Protect your fleet with simple, policy-based print security

Your business faces security challenges every day

Your company is continuously creating confidential, valuable data that’s crucial to running your business. And you’re probably using multiple security methods—including authentication, encryption, and monitoring—to protect this data on your PCs, networks, and servers. But is your printing and imaging environment as secure as the rest of your infrastructure?

The security exposure and associated costs can be high, whether it’s from unattended documents on a printer, sensitive data processing from the computer to the device, or
confidential information on device hard drives. To help keep your business protected, you need a solution that simplifies and strengthens security throughout your printing and imaging environment, saving your business time and money that can be better spent elsewhere.


An industry first in security management

To help meet your security challenges, HP developed HP JetAdvantage Security Manager, a streamlined, policy-based approach to securing HP printing and imaging devices. With HP Security Manager, you can improve the security of your HP printing and imaging fleet before you experience the stress of a data breach—helping protect your devices, and the information that keeps your company running. 

HP Security Manager offers a simple, intuitive process for securing your fleet. Efficiently deploy and monitor devices by applying a single security policy across the fleet, and secure new HP devices as soon as they are added to your network with HP Instant-on Security. Actively maintain and verify compliance with your defined security policies using HP Security Manager’s automated monitoring and risk-based reporting. Rely on the automatic deployment and updating of identity certificates that strengthen information security while significantly reducing administrative overhead.


How HP Security Manager secures your fleet

HP Security Manager offers a simplified approach to HP fleet security that strengthens compliance and reduces risk.

Provide fleet security with effortless policy creation

The easy-to-use HP Policy Editor simplifies policy creation with an intuitive rules engine that provides guidance, and helps create a comprehensive policy for your environment. Easily modify your security policies to best suit changing company needs, regulations, or industry standards.


HP Security Manager Base Policy template

Easily create a security policy for your print environment using the HP Security Manager Base Policy template. The template provides a baseline approach for securing a common enterprise printing environment but is easily tailored to meet individual security policy requirements. The template combines settings from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and HP Security Best Practices Checklist with customer input on the security settings necessary to create a secure, yet productive print environment.


Connect devices to your policy in a variety of ways

It’s easy to add HP devices to HP Security Manager.

• Auto-Discovery: Let Security Manager discover your HP devices through auto-discovery. Set it to look over a certain amount of network hops or within a specific IP address range. Then choose which devices you want to manage from the list.

• .txt or .xml file: Add an existing list of devices by importing a .txt or .xml file with device IP addresses or hostnames, including .xml exports from HP Web Jetadmin.

• Instant-on Security: Use the HP Instant-on Security feature to automatically add each HP devise into Security Manager as soon as it is connected to your network (or after a cold reset) without any IT intervention. Unique to HP Security Manager, HP Instant-on Security immediately configure devices to be compliant with your specific corporate security policy— saving you time and minimising risk.

HP Instant-on Security


Maximise your investments with proactive compliance

HP Security Manager helps maintain compliance with ongoing assessments and automated remediation. You decide how often you want to assess or assess and remediate your devices. Daily, weekly, or monthly—it’s up to you.

• Assessment: During an assessment, HP Security Manager runs in the background and verifies your fleet’s security settings against a specific policy. The assessment process then reports any noncompliant features.
• Remediation: HP Security Manager can also automatically apply the correct policy settings to any noncompliant features recognised during the assessment. The corrected setting is assessed again to confirm it was applied successfully.


Reduce risk with comprehensive security fleet reporting

Protect your information with built-in reporting. Users can run summary reports on the overall risk level of the fleet, and then drill down into specific risks by device or security settings. High level emailed reports can also be enabled to send after each auto-scheduled assessment and remediation.

HP Security Manager can also provide a risk assessment to help you identify less secure devices. Less secure devices may not have the most recent device firmware, Jetdirect
firmware, or may not be enabled with Sure Start, run-time intrusion detection, or whitelisting capabilities.

Protect your workflow with fleet-wide certificate management

Certificates are vital to protecting the flow of information to and from your devices. They are used to prove identity and encrypt data, enabling secure communication between trustworthy entities. Manually installing unique certificates can be an error-prone, laborious, and time-consuming task—up to 15 minutes per device. This causes many customers to opt-out of using certificates entirely or maintaining them properly. 

HP Security Manager’s latest innovation streamlines this process by deploying unique identity certificates across your fleet, continuously monitoring them to ensure they remain valid, and automatically replacing revoked or expired certificates. 

HP Security Manager efficiently implements and updates both ID and CA certificates—helping increase the security of your infrastructure, applications, and device communications.

How can this easy-to-use solution benefit you?

HP Security Manager is a versatile security solution that can apply to a variety of contexts and business situations.

For example, financial services firms know that protecting client information is crucial to the success of their business, and is required by industry regulations. However, with print fleets that often number in the thousands, maintaining security consumes a substantial amount of administration overhead.

With HP Security Manager, financial services firms can save time and money by scheduling a daily assessment and remediation of their HP printing and imaging fleet. This helps ensure that the fleet remains compliant with a company’s security policy while freeing up the IT team to focus on other activities. Administrators can also print or save built-in fleet,  device, or feature-level reports for proof-of-policy compliance, making it easy to verify that client information is safe and secure. 


Technical specifications

Supported network operating systems - HP Security Manager is supported on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems: Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10; Microsoft  Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64-bit only), 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

Supported databases - Microsoft SQL Server® Express 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Enterprise), Microsoft SQL Server Express 2014 (Bundled), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise)

Tested browsers - Internet Explorer 11 and higher, Google ChromeTM v60.0 and higher

.NET versions - Requires .NET 3.5 and 4.6.2

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System requirements - Server requirements: 2.33 GHz dual-core processor minimum, 4 GB RAM minimum (32-bit systems), 8 GB RAM minimum (64-bit systems)  //  Client requirements: PC with 1.8 GHz processor minimum, 3 GB RAM minimum (32-bit systems), 4 GB RAM minimum (64-bit systems)  //  Storage requirements: Minimum 4 GB available disk space. The amount of database storage required varies for HP Security Manager and is based on the following: number of devices assessed, size of policy to assess against, number of policies used to assess, a frequency of assessments, and recommendations from assessments. It is highly recommended that a full instance of SQL be used when managing more than 1,000 devices. 

Performance - HP has tested up to 10,000 devices on a server (higher amounts may be possible), and has achieved 1,500 device assessments per hour using the HP Security Manager Base Policy.

Supported languages - English and Simplified Chinese 

For more information

To learn more about making HP JetAdvantage Security Manager an integral part of your company’s overall IT security strategy or to obtain a free trial, please visit, contact your HP representative, or contact an HP Document Solutions Specialist.

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