No matter what business you’re in, keeping confidential information from ending up in the wrong hands is critical. When you’re in the business of saving lives and improving health, that’s especially true when it comes to patient records.
In fact, with regulatory mandates like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and HITECH Act, hospitals now face significant penalties if they don’t implement strong and flexible data protection across their networks. That doesn’t just mean data protection on PCs in the hospital. It also means protection of portable data on potentially thousands of mobile endpoints, including tablets, smartphones and USB devices. Even one incident of data leakage can be disastrous – to the patient, and to the healthcare institution’s reputation.