Extreme Networks unveils Information Governance Engine for network security
Extreme Networks introduced at HIMSS17 its new Information Governance Engine, an optional add-on to the company’s ExtremeManagement product portfolio, enabling CISOs and CIOs to establish and maintain a clinical baseline that demonstrates compliance with HIPAA and PCI standards for their mission-critical networks.
The engine provides an automated scored assessment that enables IT to understand how network changes may impact compliance, the vendor explained. It complements Extreme Networks’ security capabilities for CISOs and CIOs, particularly in the healthcare industry, which is required to demonstrate and maintain compliance not only to HIPAA and PCI rules but also internal rules.
Extreme Networks’ new engine can replace current manual and potentially error-prone network compliance processes with a fully-automated and repeatable system capable of completing an assessment in minutes, the vendor said.
The engine highlights the company’s focus on healthcare technology and security needs and other verticals challenged by the increasing use of mobile and IoT devices to improve patient care, the vendor said.
“Faced with ongoing security and compliance improvements, many CIOs and CISOs are tasked with ensuring that their network systems remain compliant even as their networks increase in complexity with the expanded use of connected medical equipment and mobile devices,” said John Moynihan, global manager, healthcare vertical, at Extreme Networks.
“With Extreme’s Information Governance Engine we’re giving healthcare executives a critical, clinical baseline of their network and collecting measurable evidence of their ongoing security and compliance improvements even as their networks increase in complexity,” he added.
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