At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations implemented remote work policies almost overnight. This caused an increase in bandwidth use and encrypted traffic volume, as employees shifted to accessing corporate resources remotely via VPNs and increased the use of cloud applications like Microsoft 365 for better productivity. In healthcare this meant the use of VPNs to remotely access systems containing sensitive and regulated patient information. It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and securing remote access to patient data remains one of the biggest challenges that the healthcare industry faces today. Ensuring compliance with PHI, PII, HIPAA, GDPR and other privacy regulations is critical.
To solve this access issue, healthcare institutions need network security functions applied to connections from users before accessing resources. This is typically easier to achieve when users are onsite or within company owned and operated facilities. However, the shift to a zero trust network architecture can allow healthcare organizations to ensure fast and secure connectivity, from any location and any device. Since users are always connected through the cloud network security service, access to cloud applications and resources can be granted based on who the user is, including the user’s role within an organization.
The iboss SASE Cloud Platform is built on a patented, containerized cloud architecture that enables users to connect quickly and securely to any cloud destination, from anywhere. This reduces the need for and dependency on VPNs to provide secure connectivity, which is typically a bottleneck for users needing to access cloud applications. iboss also eliminates the need for traditional network security appliances, allowing organizations to secure network traffic from anywhere to protect against malware and data loss.
Are you heading to HIMSS 2021? If so, visit us at booth #343 in the Cybersecurity Command Center in Caesar’s Form to learn more about the iboss Cloud Platform and how we can support your healthcare network security needs.
You also won’t want to miss the presentation Meet your Healthcare Network Security Needs Today & Beyond with SASE on Wednesday, August 11.
What: Meet your Healthcare Network Security Needs Today & Beyond with SASE
Presenter: Henry Niekerk, Senior Sales Engineer at iboss
When: Wednesday, August 11 at 11:30 AM-11:50 AM PT
Where: Caesars, Booth C300 – Cybersecurity Command Center – Theater B
Henry will discuss how the iboss SASE Cloud Platform connects all users faster and more securely to any cloud destination, from anywhere, allowing you to:
- Inspect Network Transfers for Ransomware and Data Loss
- Prevent PII Data Leakage to Personal SaaS Apps & Control Personal Use
- Eliminate Reliance on VPNs
- Apply CASB to all Network Connections
Check out all of iboss’s activities at HIMSS 2021. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!