Taking HIPAA Head On

Protecting health information

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) has made protecting health information a legal responsibility in the United States since 1996. As part of this legislation, Privacy and Security Rules were established that specify safeguards that must be implemented to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of online Protected Health Information (PHI).

While the HIPAA mandate and the penalties for non-compliance are clear, how organizations choose to achieve and maintain compliance is left up to them. WatchGuard is ready to help with products that are uniquely architected to be the industry’s smartest, fastest and most effective network security solutions. What’s more, our award-winning solutions are easy to deploy and manage, and can meet the needs of healthcare organizations regardless of budget, size, or complexity.

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Peace of Mind at Audit Time

WatchGuard Dimension, a cloud-ready network security visibility solution, comes standard with WatchGuard’s flagship security platform. It provides big-data visibility and reporting tools that identify and distill key network security threats, issues, and trends, accelerating the ability to set meaningful security policies across the network. Reports (including built-in HIPAA templates) can be accessed at any time or scheduled to be auto-delivered, and they document both preventative and corrective actions ― an invaluable resource when inspectors are conducting a HIPAA audit.

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Encryption and VPN

Safeguards for patient confidentiality are constantly challenged by the ease of transmitting protected health information. To maintain compliance, keeping this data encrypted during transit is critical. WatchGuard’s Firebox UTM solutions feature drag-and-drop VPN creation between hospitals, urgent-care clinics, pharmacies, physicians’ offices, and other satellite locations. In addition to fast and easy set-up, our VPNs are built to last, and known for their stability ― also critically important because full compliance is dependent on the integrity and consistent availability of PHI.

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Security That Keeps Pace with Threats

In today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, WatchGuard offers the most comprehensive portfolio of network security services on the market, from traditional intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus, app control, spam blocking, and web filtering to more advanced services for protection against ransomware, newly minted strains of malware, and the loss of sensitive data. The Total Security Suite combines all the powerful layers of defense you need in one convenient package for maximum protection and simplified management.

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Extend Protection to Your Wireless Environment

The global move to Wi-Fi as a go-to communication channel for sharing data has opened new vectors of vulnerability for the healthcare industry. WatchGuard’s cloud-managed access points have built-in Wireless Intrusion Prevention Service (WIPS) to help ensure your confidential patient data has the protection HIPAA mandates. Using patented Marker Packet technology, WatchGuard WIPS defends your wireless environment from unauthorized devices, man-in-the-middle and denial-of-service attacks, rogue APs and more…

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