HP is making BYOD safer
Printing expert HP is trying to make BYOD practices safer for companies across the globe, thanks to a new range of features.
The firm is adding NFC (near-field communication) and Wi-Fi Direct to its LaserJet printers to try and reduce any security risks to businesses.
This means connecting mobile devices can send images and documents directly to the printer without having to be logged into an office network. This relies on a peer-to-peer connection to tablets or smartphones, and means that within a certain radius, users can send commands straight to HP's machines.
Todd Gregory, director at HP's Personal and Printing Systems group, said the goal is to provide everyone in an office easy access to a printer, while stopping unauthorised devices from getting into the network. HP's new peer-to-peer printing features make BYOD environments easier to manage but keep documents as secure as possible through corporate networks.
Posted by Barry Ashmore.