Secure Networking in Healthcare – Juniper Networks
The proliferation of network-connected mobile end user devices providing access to content-rich applications across all departments of a healthcare organisation is a trend that is far from hitting the top of its curve. Attempting to manage and control security on these multiple user devices running a range of operating systems and security protocols increases complexity, introduces more risks, and results in even higher costs for healthcare IT groups.
The new healthcare network requires a comprehensive security solution managed and delivered at the connection level (not by device or physical port), capable of access rights management, remote data wiping, and full enforcement of security policies on any device, anywhere, anytime.
In a world where most doctors, clinicians, and hospital staff are trending toward using these wireless devices first and their wired devices second, the hospital premises network needs to be ready to support this shift. This doesn’t mean an end to the wired network. Rather, it means that re-balancing the wired and wireless network infrastructures is needed. So how do you evolve your healthcare network to take advantage of new mobile devices and the bandwidth hungry applications that they offer?
Juniper Networks believe that the nature of healthcare network access will change from wired to wireless Ethernet over the next several years. This will be driven in large part by the influx of new and highly capable tablets and smart phones which will not have traditional connections. Juniper has developed an approach for the hospital premises network that we call “Simply Connected”
Juniper Networks and Net-Ctrl are able to supply and install sophisticated security appliances including their SSL VPN Appliance (SA Series) and their Series Services Gateways (SRX Series) that will provide a sophisticated and modern solution to the security risks faced within healthcare organisations. We also supply the Juniper Ethernet switches (EX Series) that will deliver access, aggregation, and core layer switching services into your organisation to ensure fast, secure and reliable delivery of data and applications.