HP enters strategic partnership with ExpressVPN to increase security offerings on consumer laptops

In light of the recent challenges faced by the cryptocurrency space and the technological sphere at large, security has become a serious issue among small, medium and large scale enterprises. The reason for this is none other than the fact that our lives are increasingly lived online, generating thousands of data points along our way, and this data has become much more valuable by the day. HP, understanding the need to better protect their users online, has recently teamed up with ExpressVPN in a partnership. More on that later.

HP, popularly known for its durability and sterling quality also takes security in high regard as any manufacturer should. The multifunction device security feature embedded in their LaserJet printer series is one of their very much applauded security measures introduced in 2015.

Two years later, they reported net revenue of $52 billion – the same year that the Sure Click client security system was introduced to HP computers. This security system detects unsafe links and files from browsers and the PC as a whole, opens then in a virtual container and then quarantines the container if any malicious code is detected.

In a bid to increase the security offerings they deliver to their consumers, HP has entered into a strategic partnership with ExpressVPN to avail their consumers with extra security measures. A VPN encrypts internet traffic in a secure tunnel such that it is impenetrable to interception, snooping, and spying attempts, keeping private information safe at all times as it passes through multiple nodes to and from its destination.

A 30-day free trial of ExpressVPN and access to all its applications are made exclusive to the new HP Spectre x360 13. This means that customers who purchase this device will have access to all ExpressVPN features inbuilt in the PC without having to download the external application.

This partnership between ExpressVPN and HP is as a result of the numerous cyber threats noted to be faced by PC users when they download files or submit sensitive details while connected to an unsecured network. The need for VPN by the average computer user cannot be underemphasized and as announced by ExpressVPN, there will be a couple of other partnership announcements with hardware manufacturers in the coming months.

Thanks to techwarn for the post

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