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HP Launches Sure Access Enterprise to Protect High Value Data and Systems

HP enhances HP Wolf Security portfolio to stop attackers hi-jacking privileged access to sensitive data

October 20, 2022

PALO ALTO, Calif, October 20, 2022 – HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today announced enhancements to its HP Wolf Security endpoint protection portfolio, with the launch of Sure Access Enterprise (SAE)[i]. SAE protects users with rights to access sensitive data, systems, and applications. It prevents attackers from hi-jacking these privileged sessions – even if the users’ endpoint device is compromised, the access to high value data and systems can remain secure. This stops minor endpoint breaches turning into major security incidents.

Available for both HP and non-HP devices, SAE leverages HP’s unique task isolation technology to run each privileged access session within its own, hardware-enforced virtual machine (VM). This ensures the confidentiality and integrity of the data being accessed, isolating it from any malware in the endpoint operating system. Users are free to conduct privileged, non-privileged, and personal activities securely from one machine. This improves user experience, reduces IT overheads, and enhances protection. 

“Gaining access to a privileged users’ device is a critical step in the attack chain. From here, an attacker can scrape credentials, escalate privileges, move laterally, and exfiltrate sensitive data.” comments Ian Pratt, Global Head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc. “Sure Access Enterprise is a unique solution that prevents this escalation, thwarting attackers.”

Organizations have several types of users that need to access privileged data, systems, and applications daily. These users range from IT administrators, IoT and OT support staff, through to customer support and finance teams.

Allowing these users to perform privileged and non-privileged tasks on the same PC comes with considerable risk. Even if a Privileged Access Management (PAM) system is used to control access to privileged systems, attackers can potentially still usurp privileged sessions, steal sensitive data and credentials, or insert malicious code and commands (e.g., via injected keystrokes, clipboard capture, or memory scraping) if the endpoint is compromised.

Traditional best practice has been to issue privileged users with separate dedicated Privileged Access Workstations (PAW) that are used solely for privileged tasks. However, this inconveniences users and increases IT overheads purchasing and managing two systems.

SAE uses advanced hardware-enforced virtualization to create protected VMs that are isolated from the desktop operating system and hence cannot be viewed, influenced, or controlled by it. Thus, confidentiality and integrity of the application and data inside the protected VM can be assured, without the operational cost and complexity of issuing a separate PAW.

“By isolating tasks in protected VMs, which are transparent to the end user, Sure Access Enterprise breaks the attack chain,” continues Pratt. “As well as protecting System Administrators accessing high-value servers, SAE can be used to protect other sensitive assets – for example, protecting credit card details accessed by customer support at a retailer, patient data access at a healthcare provider, or connections to an Industrial Control System at a manufacturer.”

Sure Access Enterprise is available now and features:

  • Strong Integrations with Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions (e.g., CyberArk, BeyondTrust), IPSec remote access tunnels and Multifactor Authentication (MFA).
  • Centralized Management to enable separation of duties and flexible policy options – such as locking connections to specific PCs or users or requiring HP Sure View activation for privacy.
  • Hardware root of trust, supported by the latest Intel® technologies, to prevent malware from bypassing security controls
  • Encrypted, tamper-resistant session logging to track access, without recording sensitive data or credentials, easing compliance. 

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About HP Wolf Security

From the maker of the world’s most secure PCs[i] and Printers[ii], HP Wolf Security is a new breed[iii] of endpoint security. HP’s portfolio of hardware-enforced security and endpoint-focused security services are designed to help organizations safeguard PCs, printers, and people from circling cyber predators. HP Wolf Security provides comprehensive endpoint protection and resiliency that starts at the hardware level and extends across software and services.

HP Sure Access Enterprise Product Requirements

  • Endpoint requirements – HP Wolf Security Controller[iv] runs on Windows 10 devices with the latest CPUs from Intel® and AMD
  • Controller requirements – The HP Wolf Security Controller can be hosted in HP’s cloud and delivered as a service, or it can be installed on-premises by the customer.
  • Supported software HP Sure Access Enterprise currently supports RDP sessions, Citrix® ICA sessions, and a Chromium-based browser

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[i]HP SureAccess Enterprise requires Windows 10 or 11 Pro or higher or Enterprise. HP Services are governed by the applicable terms and conditions of the services provided or indicated to the Customer at the time of purchase. Customer may have additional statutory rights according to 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. For full system requirements, please visit

[ii]Based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities at no additional cost among vendors on HP Elite PCs with Windows and 8th Gen and higher Intel® processors or AMD Ryzen™ 4000 processors and higher; HP ProDesk 600 G6 with Intel® 10th Gen and higher processors; and HP ProBook 600 with AMD Ryzen™ 4000 or Intel® 11th Gen processors and higher.

[iii]HP’s most advanced embedded security features are available on HP Enterprise and HP Managed devices with HP FutureSmart firmware 4.5 or above. Claim based on HP review of 2021 published features of competitive in-class printers. Only HP offers a combination of security features to automatically detect, stop, and recover from attacks with a self-healing reboot, in alignment with NIST SP 800-193 guidelines for device cyber resiliency. For a list of compatible products, visit: For more information, visit:

[iv]HP Security is now HP Wolf Security. Security features vary by platform, please see product data sheet for details.

[v]Wolf Security Controller requires HP Sure Click Enterprise or HP Sure Access Enterprise and is a management and analytics platform that provides critical data around devices and applications and is not sold as a standalone service. HP Wolf Security Controller follows stringent GDPR privacy regulations and is ISO27001, ISO27017 and SOC2 Type2 certified for Information Security. Internet access with connection to the HP Cloud is required. For full system requirements, please visit http://www.hpdaas. com/requirements.