Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, today announced it is seeing significant traction in the healthcare industry due to the unique, tightly integrated security and networking capabilities delivered in Versa SASE, improving healthcare network performance while protecting private patient and other sensitive information.
Industry-leading Versa SASE for healthcare will be on display at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference (HIMSS 2022) on March 15 – 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., in booth No. 1731. Teams will demonstrate how Versa SASE enables IT leaders in healthcare to create a more robust, reliable, and trusted network infrastructure, operating efficiently and safely to service both patients and staff. Versa uniquely delivers superior security, manageability, network operational efficiency, and performance, helping IT leaders in healthcare create and deliver affordable, world-class services for patients and employees.
For attackers, the growing number of providers adopting online channels to provide patient care and services means increased device complexity on provider networks, which can be exploited. Providers must also consider how their employees access records and systems from their own devices and home networks, as well as how those devices and networks are segmented by access policies. As healthcare providers continue to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the challenges unique to their ecosystem, malicious actors will continue to exploit security gaps and vulnerabilities.
By adopting the proper technology, resource constrained healthcare providers can navigate the challenges brought on by an expanding attack surface, necessary compliance adherence, and obscured network visibility, all while dealing with the new trends that drive patients and employees towards cloud services.
“Healthcare organizations need to be fast and vigilant about how they design their network infrastructure,” said Ken Dengel, Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. “For us, we needed a solution that not only transformed hundreds of legacy sites to offer speed and scale, but also did so in a highly secure manner. We evaluated many vendors and ultimately chose Versa SASE as the best solution to offer optimal and secure networking – protecting our organization from malware and bad actors while giving us the rapid deployment and application performance we needed for business optimization.”
Versa Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, is a modern approach that combines security and networking services to enable seamless asset access for users. Versa SASE is the simplest and most scalable solution to secure millions of connected access points in and out of healthcare provider resources, regardless of their locations. Access to records and networks can now be governed with granular policies that deliver consistent security through a central management console – giving providers the advantages of a proactive, rather than reactive, security model. For more information about how Versa SASE can protect your healthcare organization, see http://10.48.21.24/documents/solution-briefs/secure-access-service-edge-sase-for-healthcare.pdf.
“Securing cloud-based Healthcare Management Systems (HMS), collaboration, and productivity applications help provide a flexible, cost-effective, and agile model for supporting a healthcare organization’s IT needs, while connecting remote locations,” said Monnia Deng, Versa Networks Product Marketing Lead. “Versa SASE helps healthcare organizations migrate to the cloud to achieve access to better IT services with improved security, without having to maintain a large internal team of technical resources. Healthcare providers look to Versa SASE to secure patient data and other sensitive information, achieve superior application performance, reduce deployment times, and minimize the cost and complexity of running their networks.”
Whether a healthcare provider decides to expand to new geographical locations by opening new remote branch offices, or through acquisitions and mergers, an organization’s IT team is critical in quickly deploying secure and fast connectivity to their new locations. Versa SASE’s centralized administration and console make it easy to offer new IT services to new locations, while adjusting networking and security policies centrally from an easy-to-use management console for immediate results, without the traditional cost, resources, and time associated with setting up a new deployment.
Furthermore, operating and managing point products takes dedicated IT resources that are costly to upkeep. Versa SASE saves healthcare providers what could be intensive capital investment in disparate products and IT staff hours. With Versa, the administrative burden of deploying, configuring, and managing these devices at each separate branch is reduced. Instead, IT staff can manage network and security policies in a consistent, ubiquitous manner through a single pane of glass. This allows them to streamline security update rollouts, ensuring they not only stay ahead of emerging threat actors but also react quickly to any regulatory challenges that would result in fines and damages.
Versa SASE for healthcare delivers tightly integrated services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via Versa Operating System (VOS™) with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and managed through a single pane of glass. Versa began delivering SASE services such as VPN, Secure SD-WAN, Edge Compute Protection, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) more than five years ago. Versa uniquely provides contextual security based on user, role, device, application, location, security posture of the device, and content.
As the leader in the fastest growing security and networking category, SASE, and executing on SASE services for years, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated architecture for high performance and security. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report.
Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, combines extensive security, advanced networking, industry leading SD-WAN, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.
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