Palo Alto Networks, a leading security company, has announced today that Verge Health has selected the its security platform to prevent cyberattacks targeting protected health information.
Verge Health is a global provider of software as a service (SaaS) solutions for healthcare governance, risk and compliance. More than 900 hospitals use its SaaS platform, Converge, to securely work with quality and patient safety data.
The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform safely enables applications, users and content, and delivers protection against known and unknown cyberthreats.
In the words of Vivek Desai, director of information security, Verge Health:
“With the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, we have gained deeper visibility into our network traffic, giving us the ability to act on threat vectors in ways we couldn’t before. It’s become central to our risk management strategy, used to deal with various categories of threats and severities from a more practical, strategic point of view. The platform enables us to deal with more complex threat vectors proactively and put controls in place before events occur.”
The Verge Health AWS deployment has been secured with virtualized next-generation firewalls, and with the Palo Alto Networks security subscriptions active, elements like threat prevention, URL filtering, cloud-based threat analysis service, and network security for endpoints have been enabled.
To accomplish this, the company required an automated and integrated cybersecurity platform that is optimized for Amazon Web Services, which was also capable of defend against threat actors in pursuit of highly coveted patient medical records and personal information.
This sensitive nature of this data meant that AWS was a top priority for the companies in order to ensure high availability of the security platform.
According to the company, this implementation has reduced unwanted network traffic by one third.