Healthcare Providers Under Attack: Self-Healing Endpoint Security is the Answer

The healthcare industry is facing multiple challenges when it comes to protecting sensitive data, including the proliferation of mobile devices with business-critical applications that contain financial and patient data; limited visibility into the health of those applications; and tracking and remediating lost or stolen devices.

Today we announced an enterprise-wide deployment of our cloud-based endpoint security solution with one of the largest hospital systems in the United States to secure more than 100,000 endpoint devices, protect data, and ensure compliance. The deal underscores the need for endpoint security in the healthcare industry – and especially our ability to protect patient data and company information at the source.

“Healthcare is one of the most regulated industries with the strictest compliance standards. If a single laptop with patient data goes rogue, the financial penalties and reputational damage will cripple a business for years,” said Geoff Haydon, CEO, Absolute. “Protecting sensitive and patient data on networked and mobile medical devices requires always-on security that goes where your data goes. You need security that cannot be compromised by negligent users or sophisticated attackers.”

Laptops, tablets, and smartphones containing sensitive patient data now serve as networked medical devices – and they have become an increasingly important part of the healthcare IT landscape. But when these devices are lost, or the endpoint agents needed to enable IT and security to see and control them are broken or disabled, it’s a problem.

Absolute’s endpoint technology addresses these challenges, giving healthcare organizations more visibility into their security profile – and the insights to make critical adjustments before personally identifying information or patient health data is compromised.