Don’t put your SMB at risk. Upgrade to Windows 10 with HP

28 July 2015

4 min read

We take a look at some of the key security benefits your business can expect to make when upgrading to Windows 10 with HP.

Don’t put your SMB at risk. Upgrade to Windows 10 with HP (Desktop)

Since July 2015, Windows 10 has been offered as an upgrade free of charge to consumers and small businesses running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. This last ever version of Microsoft Windows packs an exciting array of productivity features and security updates to accommodate businesses both big and small.

Here, we take a look at some of the key security benefits your business can expect to make when upgrading to Windows 10 with HP1.

Brave security for a changing world

Real security is more than skin deep. Windows 10 addresses security from the inside out, with industry leading security applications. Microsoft is making the operating system more like something you would see on a smartphone or tablet and it's not just the front end.

By its very design, Windows 10 helps you avoid data corruption and ensures secure log in without the need for constantly entering passwords. However, when you pair Windows 10 with HP devices, your business security solutions will be maximized. HP business PCs combine style and cutting edge security with built in fail-safes to ensure your business is always protected.

Device protection, inside and out

The HP portfolio of the world's thinnest and lightest business devices now have extra security features built in, and they can be customized at the factory before delivery as well. Your devices are protected inside and out, first through the tough construction and second through software enhancements like HP BIOSphere with SureStart3. The industry's first, self-healing PC BIOS provides detection and seamless recovery, rebuilding your BIOS if it becomes compromised.

SureStart, when combined with Microsoft's innovative Device Guard, provides a new level of protection against viruses and malware. Additionally, new self-encrypting drives keep your data safe no matter what is thrown at them.

Protect your data

You can control access to business data with Enterprise Data Protection, which separately identifies corporate and personal data. Combined with HP TouchPoint manager2, businesses can use an HP Touchpoint Manager subscription to provide more control over devices and simplify common IT management tasks. This cloud-based app lets your IT administrator get real-time alerts, safeguard sensitive information, remotely lock or wipe devices, and respond to security threats quickly no matter where your devices are.

Windows 10 with HP, Working Hand in Hand

Some of the most important security features of HP devices are best realized through use of Windows 10, and vice versa.

With Windows 10 and HP employees can use their finger-tip or smartphone – for more secure authentication without writing a password on a sticky note. Multi-factor authentication takes advantage of devices with fingerprint readers3, like the HP ZBooks, EliteBooks, Elite AiO, and Elite Tablets and convertibles.

With multi-user authentication, you'll be able to ensure that the right employees have secure access to exactly what they need, regardless of how many employees and devices you manage.

If you're using HP devices, you already have the benefit of several advanced security operations. Why not add Windows 10 to the mix for the deepest level of security? You'll have a two-part authentication system with the touch of a button, and you'll be able to protect your data while on the move. Expand your protection and simplify processes by switching to Windows 10.

Considering migrating?

Rolling out a brand new OS can be daunting. HP understands that, and has an array of services to help you understand everything Windows 10 has to offer, prep your environment, implement the right solution, and recommend the best hardware.4 5

Find out more here: www.hp.com/go/WIN10forbusiness

Footnotes

[1] Requires Windows 10 when available. Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows functionality. See http://www.microsoft.com
[2] HP Sure Start is currently available on select HP commercial products only.
[3] Fingerprint reader available on select models as an optional feature
[4] HP Touchpoint Manager supports Android™, iOS and Windows operating systems and PCs, notebooks, tablets and smartphones from various manufacturers. Not available in all countries see www.hp.com/touchpoint for availability information. Touchpoint Manager requires purchase of a subscription. Out-of-band HP only Wipe, Lock, Unlock and reporting of BIOS boot error codes is available on select HP EliteBooks and select HP Elite x2 devices requires an internet connection, Intel® vPro™ technology and functions in S3/Sleep, S4/Hibernate and S5/Soft Off power states. SATA drives are wiped. The remote wipe of Self Encrypting Drives that have hardware encryption active is not supported.
[5] HP services are optional and are governed by service levels and response times for HP Care Packs may vary depending on your geographic location. Service starts on date of hardware purchase. Restrictions and limitations apply. For details, visit www.hp.com/go/cpc. HP Services are governed by the applicable HP terms and conditions of service provided or indicated to Customer at the time of purchase. Customer may have additional statutory rights according to applicable local laws, and such rights are not in any way affected by the HP terms and conditions of service or the HP Limited Warranty provided with your HP Product.
[6] "Prerelease product shown, subject to change. Apps sold separately. Windows 10 Upgrade Offer valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices (including devices you already own) for one year after Windows 10 upgrade availability. Availability of Windows 10 features may vary by device. Upgrading may require additional hardware, drivers, software, firmware and/or BIOS update. Upgrading between Windows editions may incur additional fees. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Visit www.hp.com/go/windows10upgrade. Contact your HP sales rep regarding HP Migration Services and Windows 10 Enterprise.