Full-featured HP Jetdirect print servers include an SNMP v3 agent for enhanced SNMP security. The SNMP v3 agent employs a user-based security model for SNMP v3 (RFC 2574), which features user authentication and data privacy through encryption.
Creating SNMP v3 accounts with the embedded Web server removes existing accounts. Also, you must implement the account information on the SNMP management application.
It is recommended that you use HP Web Jetadmin to configure SNMP v3 and other security settings on the print server.
To prevent access or interception during SNMP v3 account creation, disable Telnet and enable secure embedded Web communication using HTTPS.
SNMP v1 and v2c agents can coexist with the SNMP v3 agent. However, to fully secure SNMP access, you should disable SNMP v1 and v2c.