Next Generation Firewalls in Healthcare | Palo Alto Networks
Like many of your peers in the healthcare industry, you might be looking to technology to improve efficiencies and satisfy new regulations. Palo Alto Networks can help. Their next-generation firewalls allow you to define and enforce the acceptable use of new technologies and applications on your network. Regardless of the state of your network, you can easily and safely transition to their security platform and rapidly improve your cybersecurity posture.
Enable the safe use of applications and technology.
The deployment of electronic health record (EHR) systems, the proliferation of digital medical devices, and the daily use of mobile devices by your practitioners, have significantly increased your exposure to cyberthreats. Using Palo Alto Networks’ security platform, you can:
- Manage and enforce the use of applications at a granular level.
- Gain full visibility and control over all traffic on your network.
- Inspect traffic for threats.
Actively take control over your network security.
Whether your current approach to network security is basic or sophisticated, you probably have to manage a portfolio of security tools fragmented across multiple security functions: firewalls, threat detection, url filtering, and more. By integrating all security functionality into the core of our next-generation firewall, Palo Alto Networks eliminates fragmentation and immediately simplifies the management of your network. Instantly, doing more with less becomes a reality!
Easily segment your network to safely enable all users and applications.
In your healthcare facility, you might have to manage a complex environment in which highly protected patient data needs to be easily accessible, and cohabitates with patients and visitors using your WiFi network. With this mixed usage and need for security, segmenting your network to define zones with various levels of security is a must. Our security platform uses dynamic rules and policies based on applications, users, and content and allows you to deploy network segmentation that’s easy to maintain.
Partner with practitioners to turn security into a business enabler.
Practitioners’ access to medical systems and tools can be a matter of life and death. Concerns about security policies that block access to medical systems are valid in today’s digitised world. But access should not come at the expense of security. Palo Alto Networks solves this dilemma by enabling you to automatically and dynamically control access to your network and applications using flexible rules and policies based on users, user groups, or roles.
Turn compliance with regulations into a seamless process.
The protection of patient medical records is paramount. Failing to comply is costly, and patient data privacy and security can no longer be addressed as an afterthought in a new system deployment. So how can you ensure that compliance seamlessly becomes part of your business processes? By integrating all security functions into the firewall. Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall provides a simple way to generate audit reports and the trail of information you need to demonstrate compliance to regulators.