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Santa Clara, CA, United States, 2016/03/11 - New Zealand Hospital System Prescribes Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform for Healthy Network Security - Hospitals.SouthernCross.co.nz / PaloAltoNetworks.com. NYSE: PANW
Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company, today announced that Southern Cross Hospitals, New Zealand’s largest network of private surgical hospitals, have selected the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to improve Internet performance and site resilience for its healthcare facilities while maintaining centralized control to ensure the highest levels of network security.
Southern Cross Hospitals is a national network of ten wholly owned and eight joint venture medical facilities throughout New Zealand. Because of its broad geographic coverage, Southern Cross Hospitals need to ensure site survivability, requiring that each facility maintains secure network connectivity if central services were ever lost.
Leveraging the flexible Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, Southern Cross Hospitals installed Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls at various sites across the country, providing high-performance Internet access with full protection against cyber threats. The platform also enabled the healthcare organization to retain centralized visibility and control to manage the distributed security network as one cohesive environment.
"One of the things we liked about the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls is that we could enable all the features we wanted and get the same high throughput. That meant a consistent user experience at the sites." − Tony Allwood, IS Solution Architect, Southern Cross Hospitals
The Palo Alto Networks security platform, which consists of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence Cloud, and Advanced Endpoint Protection, was a crucial component in a network redesign that improved network performance for individual facilities and strengthened overall business resilience for Southern Cross Hospitals.
About Southern Cross Hospitals
Southern Cross Hospitals (hospitals.southerncross.co.nz) comprises a national network of ten wholly-owned and eight joint venture medical facilities, it provides accreditation to 925 credentialed surgeons and anaesthetists and surgical healthcare for 75,000 patients annually, including publicly-funded patients receiving services under contract for District Health Boards and the ACC, plus a significant number of charitable surgeries. It is the country’s largest private surgical sector employer of registered nurses and continues to expand the size and scope of its capabilities to provide a growing number of New Zealanders with high-quality hospital care.
About Palo Alto Networks
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