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HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise - Minimum security settings for products on the open Internet

Learn about the minimum recommended security settings for printers that are accessible on the public internet.


This document provides information on the minimum security settings for the following printers on the open internet:

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise

  • HP LaserJet Pro

  • HP OfficeJet

  • HP OfficeJet Pro

  • HP PageWide Enterprise

  • HP PageWide Pro

HP is dedicated to providing the best and latest security information available for HP printers. This checklist is intended to help you improve printer security, particularly for printers on networks open to the public internet.

HP printers are shipped in an un-configured state, which allows the customer to more easily configure the printer for their network environment. However, if the printer is not properly configured, it might be vulnerable to intruder attacks.

HP strongly recommends configuring minimum security settings for all HP printers to eliminate the majority of security exposures.

For more information about configuring HP printers in network environments or for more maximum security recommendations, go to one of the following documents:

Recommended settings

Settings can be configured via the printer's Embedded Web Server (EWS). To access the EWS, type the printer's IP address (exactly as it appears on the Configuration Page) in the browser address field (e.g. 12.34.567.89), and then press Enter.


Security settings can also be configured with HP Web Jetadmin software and/or HP Security Manager.

The following settings are recommendations based on printer usage in TCP/IP network environments using IPPs for printing. Adjust the settings as needed depending on the requirements of your print environment.


Not all settings are available on all printers, and the setting options will vary depending on the printer model and firmware version installed, and therefore might be found on different tabs in the EWS.

Please refer to the User Guide for printer-specific configuration options.