Friday, 3 January 2014

Equip your Healthcare Business for Combating the Web Threats

With the increased security threats due to malicious virus, spyware activities, healthcare organizations are struggling to secure their business environments. Having conventional internet security system isn’t enough. There can be major security threats such as data leakage may result in major losses and other repercussions. Hence, healthcare organizations can’t afford to be complacent about their security infrastructure and allow hostile network traffic to run amok and ruin their data security. In addition to that, the advent of cloud computing has made the situation more complicated. More and more users access the network for storing and utilizing sensitive data. On the other hand, hackers are on the prowl to breach the existing security shield and have access to this data. Hence, the security administrators need to go beyond the outdated web security concept and look for high-end Healthcare network appliances for fool-proof protection.

The network security system in the healthcare industry needs an overhaul to find a comprehensive security solution. Hiring professional firm for installation can provide these organizations a robust, cost-effective and integrated platform to combat email and web threats. Advanced network security appliances enable this industry to take on the challenges by providing:
  • A comprehensive network security;
  • Email security with anti-spam and monitoring email content;
  • Filtering web content;
  • Protection for data integrity, confidentiality of all patient information that is stored, maintained, and utilized; 
  • Security against all kinds of probable threats such as malware and spyware or hazards of this information;
  • Protection against any misuse or disclosure of health-related information that are not permitted according to the privacy policies;
  • Compliance with the web policies and regulations that are updated frequently.

There is need for a centralized security control that is convenient to manage, yet highly effective in terms of managing and integrating multiple appliances on a single platform. It is equally applicable for remote healthcare locations. This security mechanism also helps managing bandwidth effectively, and for providing authentication through Layer 8 identity-security system.

A centralized network and data security can also enable virtual appliances can have both physical and virtual ports assigned to the appliance. Flexibility like this, allows the administrators to place the virtual appliances logically for effective usage within a network.  Moreover, security system integrated with a single appliance is less expensive than a physical security server.

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