HP Adds Insecurity Business to Current Role as Printer Ink Provider

2010-06-14 08:55:36

Published on 2010-06-14 08:55:36

Printer ink provider HP is stepping up its efforts to help businesses with their security vulnerabilities through a new service.

The company has set up an insecurity business called HP Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis, which will be available globally. Defects in applications and architecture will be addressed by the life cycle security assessment service, with businesses benefiting from a range of guidance on how to put right any security flaws.

Meanwhile, the service is also said to provide recommendations for security controls and best practices, defend against attacks and reduce the costs associated with application ownership.

Chris Whitener, chief security strategist of Secure Advantage at HP, said: "Customers are under increasing pressure from threats that exploit security weaknesses that were either missed or insufficiently addressed during early life cycle phases.

"The HP Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis service helps organisations reduce hidden weaknesses early in the assessment process and provides recommended mitigation strategies and secure design principles."

HP's marketing manager Thom Brown recently told Computer World that the company's printers tune for the images a person wants and not what is actually correct.

By Canzil Ahmed

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