Data Security Company Responds To Evolving Demands For Secured Healthcare Information With ePShield
(Feb. 21, 2011) INDIANAPOLIS—eProtex, a data security company specializing in the hidden risks of connected devices, announced at the HIMSS11 conference in Orlando, Fla. the availability of the first network counterintelligence solution for data security – ePShield.
At 10 times the speed and value of traditional intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), ePShield secures health IT networks and connected devices, delivering 100 percent visibility into information flowing between protected nodes. Meanwhile, its packet filtration, encryption analysis and verification mechanisms act as a “force field” around sensitive data, ensuring HIPAA compliance.
Designed for high-use, clinical imaging medical device networks, ePShield allows clinicians to access data faster, without sacrificing image quality. Its toolkit includes analysis, compliance enforcement, packet filtration, firewall, router, end-to-end encryption and IDS/IPS capabilities for early, accurate detection and prevention of threats and vulnerabilities.
At approximately 1/10 the cost of competing solutions, ePShield includes a unique team of “watchdogs” following a client’s network traffic 24/7.
“Our cross-functional team of IT and clinical engineering experts are uniquely equipped to discern how the network, individual medical devices and HIPAA requirements all impact one another,” said Earl Reber, executive director of eProtex. “This team monitors our client’s network traffic to accurately predict and counter threats so clients don’t have to figure things out on their own or pay added support fees.”
As healthcare standards evolve, so do the threats competing for the resources of healthcare organizations. While uncovering the right data security strategies can seem daunting, the real issue is the cost of remaining vulnerable to patient data breaches and impaired network performance. For more information on the availability of ePShield visit booth 1506 at HIMSS11 in Orlando or call 317-366-2183.
Founded in 2009, eProtex is the nation’s first data security company specializing in the hidden risks of connected medical devices. Built by and for the healthcare community, eProtex is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health network. Since its inception just over a year ago, its solutions have been adopted by nearly 100 hospitals throughout the U.S. [www.eProtex.com]