25 more health care organizations opt for EdgeWall NAC appliance

Now, 25 more health care organizations are taking the service of Vernier Networks of Mountain View, Calif., a supplier of network access control (NAC) appliances, to secure their networks from unauthorized access, worms, viruses and other intrusions, and limiting access to electronic medical records. The EdgeWall NAC appliance, apart from laptops, desktops and other endpoints, protects mission-critical devices, such as heart monitors and insulin pumps from intrusions and threats.

Vernier’s customers include Baptist Healthcare System, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Managed Health Care Associates, and University of Miami Medical Center and a wide range of associations representing hospital networks, medical research facilities and academic medical centers.

Gregory S. Thomas, vice president of IT for Managed Health Care Associates, said, “Concerned about network intrusions and limiting access to sensitive health information, we selected Vernier’s EdgeWall appliance to protect our network. As a result, we were able to set up and monitor policies and quickly enforce them. The EdgeWall has enabled us to become more proactive and has helped free up critical IT resources to work on other strategic business initiatives.”

Simon Khalaf, president and CEO of Vernier Networks, said, “Health care is one of the most regulated industries, especially in the area of patient privacy. In addition, hospital networks simply can’t afford to have their networks go down because of costly intrusions — it could be life-threatening. Vernier’s NAC solution allows organizations to protect their networks from threats and limit access to sensitive data — without disruption, without deploying agents on physician and patient laptops, and without changes to their existing infrastructure.”

Khalaf added, “The technology builds a protective wall around these life-saving FDA approved devices wherever they are within the campus and completely protects them from attacks.”