HP EliteBook 800 Series with hardware-enforced sec
HP EliteBook 800 Series with hardware-enforced security features. (Image: Supplied)

HP Intel logos.

Remote work has your PC fleet out of sight, but endpoint security is on your mind more than ever. And you’re not alone. A whopping 94% of surveyed cybersecurity pros say they’re more concerned about security now than before COVID-19, and 64% say that security visibility is more difficult with employees working remotely. In fact, security risks specifically related to remote work top their lists of concerns.¹ What if your business PCs were protected from cyberthreats from the inside out? What if you could easily manage your fleet remotely? What if your remote PC fleet could automatically fend for itself? Ask yourself the following six questions about your business PC security.

Is your PC security built on a firm foundation?

THEIR MOVE What happens when hackers target your key defenses themselves? If cyberattackers can take down the root of your protections, control of your PCs is wide open. Hardware-based security is your best defense, helping you protect, detect, and recover from attacks. Can you guard your core defenses inside a bunker that malware can’t touch?

YOUR MOVE The HP Endpoint Security Controller is the foundation of the security architecture that protects HP Elite PCs. This physically isolated, cryptographically protected chip houses hardware-enforced, self-healing security features like HP Sure Start,2 HP Sure Run,3 and HP Sure Recover.4 

Do your PCs know a threat when they see one?

THEIR MOVE Traditional virus protection operates by checking code against a list of known malware, stopping anything it recognizes. But more than 350,000 new malware variations are created every day5— and many of them use AI to disguise themselves through continuous mutation. Are your conventional defenses enough?

YOUR MOVE Fight AI with AI. HP Elite PCs are protected by HP Sure Sense,6 which uses deep-learning neural networks to recognize and defeat never-before seen malware. If malware does slip through, HP Sure Click7 isolates it in a micro-VM container so that it can’t escape—and then destroys it.

Can your PCs self-heal?

THEIR MOVE Destructive firmware attacks can devastate a PC, fundamentally corrupting it by attacking it at the BIOS level. An OS-level attack can cost hours or days of worker downtime and IT attention before systems are restored and ready to get back to business. If an attack avoids detection, can your PCs fix themselves?

YOUR MOVE A complete solution must consider that eventually an attack may evade detection defenses. With HP Sure Start,2 HP Sure Recover,4 an HP Elite PC can automatically self-heal its BIOS from attacks or corruption and quickly recover its own OS—from anywhere—with or without a network connection.

Do your PCs require proof of identity?

THEIR MOVE Password protection isn’t enough for business PCs—most hacking-related breaches stem from compromised credentials.9 From spear-phishing attacks that trick users for login information to bad hygiene practices like weak, shared, and reused passwords,9 how can you guard your greatest endpoint vulnerability—your users?10

YOUR MOVE Protect your PCs—and your network—from unauthorized access with multifactor authentication. Configure HP Elite PCs to require up to three verifications for login, including an optional fingerprint reader and IR camera for facial recognition. These policies are locked in at the hardware level. 

Can you manage your PC security from anywhere?

THEIR MOVE Managing remote devices is complicated, even in the best of times. With a scattered workforce using a mix of personal and business devices, having to manage more remote devices at once now ranks as one of the top five biggest challenges for IT managers.11 Is your hodge-podge of devices and policies a heyday for hackers?

YOUR MOVE Take control of your PC endpoints with a platform that lets you administer security settings from anywhere. HP Sure Admin12 gives IT admins a secure digital signature for managing BIOS settings remotely over the network.

Do your PCs protect against prying eyes?

THEIR MOVE Hackers have more techniques than just digging through your hard drives. From over-the-shoulder coffee-shop lurkers to creepy camera-commandeers, unwanted eyes can watch your workers— and what they’re working on—from either side of the screen. Can your PCs protect your workers and your confidential data?

YOUR MOVE End visual hackers’ game of I Spy with these built-in privacy tools: • HP Privacy Camera,13 a physical shutter that protects users from surveillance • HP Sure View,14 a one-touch privacy shield that makes the screen unreadable to those nearby • HP Presence Aware,15 which confirms identity and unlocks the PC, hands-free 

The next move is yours.

Although the threat of cyberattacks has never been greater, choosing a business PC that can self-defend against those attacks has never been easier. HP Elite PCs are engineered with deep, hardware embedded security features that protect, detect, and recover from cyberattacks before they can disrupt your remote workforce— and your business. See why the HP Elite family of laptops, desktops, and convertibles are HP’s Most secure PCs16 at https://www8.hp.com/emea_africa/en/ solutions/computer-security.html


1 Cybersecurity Must be an Integral Part of any Pandemic Response Plan from Now On, June 1, 2020, https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/cybersecurity-integralpart-pandemic-response-plan/

2 HP Sure Start Gen5 is available on select HP PCs with Intel® Core™ processors. See product specifications for availability.

3 HP Sure Run is available on HP Elite products equipped with 11th generation Intel® Core™ processors or AMD® processors.

4 HP Sure Recover Gen2: See product specifications for availability. Requires an open, wired network connection. You must back up important files, data, photos, videos, etc. before using HP Sure Recover to avoid loss of data.

5 Malware statistics—You’d better get your computer vaccinated, DataProt, November 22, 2019, https://dataprot.net/statistics/malware-statistics/

6 HP Sure Sense requires Windows 10. See product specifications for availability.

7 HP Sure Click requires Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. See https://bit.ly/2PrLT6A_SureClick for complete details.

8 The Cost of Downtime infographic, Cloud Radar, https://www.cloudradar.io/cost-of-downtime

9 80% of hacking-related breaches leverage compromised credentials, June 5, 2020, https://www.securelink.com/blog/81-hacking-related-breaches-leverage-compromisedcredentials/

10 Many companies have not taken basic steps to protect their remote workforce, August 5, 2020, https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/08/05/many-companies-have-nottaken-basic-steps-to-protect-their-remote-workforce/

11 HP Covid19 pulse survey, US, China, France, Mar 2020, 400 ITDMs (equal mix of SMB and Enterprise) + 851 end users (meaning given a pc for work)

12 HP Sure Admin requires Windows 10, HP BIOS, HP Manageability Integration Kit from http://www.hp.com/go/clientmanagement and HP Sure Admin Local Access Authenticator smartphone app from the Android or Apple store.

13 HP Privacy Camera available only on PCs equipped with HD or IR camera and must be installed at the factory.

14 HP Sure View integrated privacy screen is an optional feature that must be configured at purchase and is designed to function in landscape orientation.

15 Requires Windows 10 and set up of facial recognition through Windows Hello.

16 Based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities at no additional cost among vendors on HP Elite PCs with Windows and 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors or AMD Ryzen™ 4000 processors and higher; HP ProDesk 600 G6 with 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors; and HP ProBook 600 with AMD Ryzen™ 4000 or 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors.

© Copyright 2020 HP Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by HP.