HITInfrastructure

Healthcare Network Security

Advancing SD-WAN Fuels Latest Riverbed, Xirrus AP Release

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Riverbed announced the release of a new Xirrus Wi-Fi access point (AP) that utilizes SD-WAN and supports intelligent management and edge computing devices. The Riverbed Xirrus Wave 2 AP operates on the 802.11ac standard and was built to support...

Successful Healthcare Cloud Depends on Network Connectivity

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Zayo announced its collaboration with Peak 10 by providing its CloudLink service in Peak 10 data centers. This allows Peak 10 users to access Zayo’s fiber network while leveraging the healthcare cloud. Zayo’s fiber network connects...

Healthcare Cyberattacks Remain Persistent Despite Better HIT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A recent KPMG survey found that the healthcare industry has experienced an increase in healthcare cyberattacks and data loss since 2015. The healthcare executives polled stated that while they are more prepared than ever, they still experienced...

Hybrid SD-WAN Enhances Healthcare Network Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CenturyLink announced the release of its managed hybrid software-defined networking in the WAN (SD-WAN) solutions that will allow organizations to manage traffic flow across the broadband network as well as private MPLS networks. SD-WAN significantly...

Visibility, Automation Defend Against Network Security Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fluency announced the availability of its Security Analytics and Orchestration (SAO) solution version 5.5, adding further protection from network security threats in the wake of WannaCry. The solution uses focused analytics to help organizations...

Internet of Medical Things Security Gaps Threaten Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are rapidly adopting mobile devices, which requires them to consider Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) security and what steps need to be taken to secure the devices. Most IoMT devices, such as wearables and monitors, don’t...

Extreme Networks Acquires Enterprise Networking Business

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Extreme Networks announced its acquisition completion of Avaya’s enterprise networking business. The acquisition will allow the company to grow in its end-to-end software driven solutions. Extreme Networks will acquire Avaya’s network...

BCM, Disaster Recovery Give Visibility During Data Breaches

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery are two tools that work together to detect data breaches and ensure workflows remain uninterrupted. According to the Business Continuity Institute, BCM is the “holistic management...

Healthcare SIEM Uses Real-Time Data for Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare security information and event management (SIEM) allows organizations to analyze security data in real-time to detect cyberattacks the moment they occur providing more advanced network security. The HIPAA omnibus rule was updated last...

Using SD-WAN Management in HIT Infrastructure Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hughes Network Systems announced the release of its public-sector software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to assist multi-site organizations manage their HIT infrastructure networks. The new SD-WAN solution is cloud ready, has higher network...

NIST Guide Focuses on Healthcare Wireless Network Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Clearwater Compliance announced its partnership with NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help organizations improve healthcare wireless network security. The partnership focuses on securing wireless infusion pumps....

WannaCry Ransomware Targeted Outdated HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Late last week, many countries around the world fell victim to the WannaCry ransomware attack. The cybersecurity breach targeted healthcare organizations and made its way to the US, after first heavily affecting the National Health Service (NHS)....

Internet of Things Ecosystems Mature Through Partner Programs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Recent ABI Research found that partner programs and their member companies have Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems with a high maturity grade. The increase in IoT maturity was largely impacted by partner programs that offered members access...

Healthcare Blockchain Focus of New IEEE Standards Association

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IEEE announced the launch of its latest IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program: Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency, which focuses on blockchain technology. The program will bring together subject matter...

IoT, BYOD Prompt Healthcare Cloud Security Market Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare cloud security market is growing as organizations continue to embrace cloud-based IT infrastructure solutions. According to a recent Markets and Markets report, the cloud security market is expected to rise steadily through 2022....

How to Protect Patient Healthcare Data from Shadow IT Threats

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Shadow IT is one of the most prominent threats to patient healthcare data because it often goes undetected unless the IT department has tools in place to flag and prevent the unauthorized use of third party apps and devices. Shadow IT comes into...

Riverbed Acquires Xirrus to Strengthen SD-WAN Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Riverbed Technology announced its acquisition of Xirrus to expand its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect. Riverbed hopes to offer customers unified connectivity and policy-based orchestration...

Healthcare Wireless Network Upgrades Needed for the IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare wireless networks are the foundation of health IT infrastructure, supporting new and advanced infrastructure deployments. The increase in connected medical, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile devices are pushing the WLAN market to...

Healthcare Network Management Crucial for Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare network management software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent as healthcare organizations continue to embrace virtualized infrastructure technology. With organizations looking to embrace value-based care, properly...

Hacker-Based Cyber Defense Increases Healthcare Data Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Synack announced that its hacker-powered intelligence platform is now backed by Microsoft and HPE and has raised over $20 million in a Series C round of funding to add more advanced healthcare data security. The new investment will be used to...

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