HIMSS 2011 News: Seattle Children’s Hospital Deploys Gemalto Strong Authentication Solutions to Protect Network Data

HIMSS11 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, Feb 21, 2011 – The Seattle Children’s Hospital and Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital has implemented Gemalto’s Protiva security solutions, including the Strong Authentication Server, two factor authentication devices and technical support services, to securely access its servers, networks and VPNs.  Seattle Children’s Hospital is ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.  It will equip 4,500 clinicians and IT administrators with Gemalto’s convenient portable multifactor authentication capability.

The hospital selected Gemalto’s Protiva .NET solution to leverage the intrinsic “plug and play” capabilities of their existing Microsoft infrastructure.  This included the flexibility to deploy three types of .NET devices provisioned and managed through Protiva Strong Authentication Server – the .NET USB key, the .NET Dual token, and the Easy OTP token, effectively replacing all legacy tokens.

“We view Gemalto as a long-term partner as our organization and data security needs continue to change,” said Mike Kindle, senior director, Enterprise Architecture for Seattle Children’s Hospital.  “With Protiva, we have the access protection we need today, a cost-effective path to PKI, and the flexibility to evolve our security technology to meet future requirements.”

Gemalto’s flexible Protiva suite contains secure smart card technology to provide hospital staff with two factor strong authentication for authorized user access to the hospital network.  They can use either one-time passwords or public key infrastructure (PKI) as the underlying authentication technology, and offers digital signature capabilities.

“Securing patients data privacy, information access and capturing an audit trail of all access events is vital to any healthcare organization,” added Tom Flynn, vice president, Online Authentication and eBanking for Gemalto North America.  “By choosing Gemalto, Seattle Children’s Hospital can ensure a smooth strong authentication deployment, tailored to the needs of the hospital’s diverse users.  This includes providing the same high level of access security even when an authorized user is accessing from a remote location.”

Gemalto will be demonstrating its strong authentication solutions at HIMSS11 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Booth #3017, February 20 – 24, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries. Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.  As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.

   

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