Safend Industry Verticals - HealthcareThe Evolution of Healthcare IT Security
Driven by provider consolidation and HIPAA compliance, healthcare data security is a dynamic and constantly-evolving field. Hospitals, doctors’ offices, managed care facilities, and insurance providers handle vast amounts of sensitive records and private data on a daily basis. With mobile computing now firmly in the mainstream, such Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI) is no longer safe behind organizational firewalls.
In today's fast-moving healthcare climate, easy access to EPHI is crucial for caregivers. Internet access to patient insurance information from medical office desktops, wireless networks in large healthcare institutions that facilitate caregivers on the move, and even patient ID cards that store medical history – all represent potential points of data leakage.
Effectively protecting this information from growing data security threats like data leakage, malware, and spyware is critical not only for regulatory compliance, but also for protecting organizational brand and reputation.
Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare Data Security
Safend Data Protection Suite protects confidential medical data such as patient records, medical histories, diagnostic results and physician information, as well as sensitive business information including financials and employee information.
Safend Data Protection Suite guards the wealth of confidential information handled by healthcare institutions by eliminating the risk of critical data being lost or improperly disclosed. Safend Data Protection Suite protects information residing on the endpoint from unauthorized access and targeted attacks by monitoring real-time traffic and applying customized, highly-granular security policies over all PCs/laptops as well as physical, wireless and storage devices. Safend detects, logs and restricts unapproved data transfer from any computer in the enterprise – protecting each computer 100% of the time, even when it is not connected to the network.
Safend Data Protection Suite facilitates compliance with privacy standards, helping healthcare organizations meet the information security requirements of HIPAA and other legislation. With Safend's products healthcare organizations can implement a broader range of remote patient services with maximum confidence in data security. Safend Data Protection Suite also allow healthcare institutions to:
Centrally monitor and control inbound and outbound EPHI through the multitude of endpoint ports and within healthcare organizations and providers
- Eliminate the risk of patient data being lost or stolen through negligent or unauthorized use of PCs/laptops and wireless and removable storage devices
- Secure information allowed for transfer to removable devices with the enforced encryption of data stored on laptops, external storage devices and CD/DVDs
- Protect data from the threat of malware and hardware keylogger devices
- Comply to HIPAA with detailed audit logs and control of data transfer to and from organizational endpoints