PacketMotion™, the leading provider of User Activity Management (UAM) solutions, today announced that healthcare organizations spanning large regional hospitals to local clinics, are deploying its PacketSentry™ UAM solution to address Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance regulations, as well as enforce policy-based access control to internal resources and database applications, especially those containing protected health information (PHI).
In 2010 PacketMotion achieved record revenue in the healthcare vertical market, with 2010 revenue quadrupling company healthcare revenue in 2009. With PacketMotion’s PacketSentry, PHI is secured and healthcare organizations improve their compliance efforts around important regulations in the healthcare industry, including HIPAA, the HITECH Act, PCI DSS, SOX, and state disclosure laws. With advanced HIPAA reporting capabilities that cut audit report preparation from a week to a matter of hours, PacketSentry delivers a comprehensive solution for healthcare compliance that spans all major databases and platforms, including legacy applications that lack proper audit controls.
PacketSentry is being demonstrated next week at the HIMSS’11 Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fla., in PacketMotion’s booth No. 2888.
“PacketMotion gives us the compliance controls, network visibility and database monitoring we were looking for, and it replaced a tool that was more expensive and had less functionality, ” said Seth, a security administrator for a large regional hospital located in the northeast. “It lets us know what people are doing on the network and we can dig deep into user activity to protect ourselves. It also keeps a very detailed history of all this activity, and its reporting makes it easy to present this data for security and audit reviews.”
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has also exclusively endorsed PacketSentry following an extensive evaluation selection process of providers. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.
PacketSentry supports a broad range of the health IT controls on a single platform that is easy to use and drives down operational costs. It provides healthcare IT personnel with granular visibility into what users are doing and accessing on the network, including a wide range of healthcare applications and data stores. PacketSentry monitors and records user access and enforces polices for databases, including repositories where PHI is stored that must be secured. It identifies and audits PHI resources to protect sensitive patient information, and locks down access. PacketSentry also limits communication to and from third-party devices which are not owned or controlled by the hospital’s IT staff.
“We are seeing growing traction in the healthcare industry due to PacketSentry’s unique functionality that delivers unmatched visibility and detail into what users are doing and accessing on health networks, ” said Paul Smith, PacketMotion CEO. “Especially in healthcare, IT organizations need a way to audit and control user activity around sensitive information. The loss of reputation and monetary fines associated with PHI data breaches can be crippling. PacketSentry is proving to be an effective solution for helping healthcare organizations’ efforts toward HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliance.”
PacketMotion’s UAM solution, PacketSentry, is designed for protection and audit of the internal network – monitoring, controlling and logging all network activity. Its unique architecture with no agents or in-line appliances reduces both deployment effort and risk to production systems. With PacketSentry, organizations have a single solution for efficient internal compliance and audit controls, and real-time policy enforcement to best protect the internal network.
PacketMotion’s User Activity Management (UAM) solutions enable mid- to large-sized enterprises to simplify and lower the cost of meeting their compliance and audit requirements (PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, etc.) while delivering security functionality such as the ability to immediately stop user behavior that violates internal policies. PacketMotion (packetmotion.com) combines patent-pending software with powerful appliances to monitor individual user activity at the application level. The PacketSentry appliance operates out of band with no impact on network performance, and installs in less than one day, typically reducing compliance-related capital and operating costs by as much as 80 percent compared to a suite of siloed tools.
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