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Juniper eyes healthcare security for HIMSS17

The networking giant said its Software-Defined Secure Network is an ecosystem healthcare organizations can use to protect against security threats.
By Ephraim Schwartz
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Juniper HIMSS17 Software-Defined Secure Network

Mihir Maniar, vice president of security product management at Juniper.

From wirelessly-enabled caps on prescription medicine bottles to network connected blood pressure devices, heart and glucose monitors, technology is moving far beyond “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” wireless technology, according to Mihir Maniar, vice president of security product management at Juniper.

And that is particularly true with the proliferation of Internet of Things and medical devices.

“The healthcare market sector is rapidly evolving. Innovation is accelerating, patients have higher expectations than ever, new competitors are emerging and cybersecurity threats are increasing with greater complexity from both inside and outside the organization,” Maniar said. "Our goal at Juniper is to help healthcare companies address these challenges head-on and build networks designed for scalability, security and compliance.”

To that end, at HIMSS17 Juniper will be showing its Software-Defined Secure Network (SDSN), which it originally announced last spring.

“The SDSN platform creates a security ecosystem that enables healthcare firms to react in near real time to current and evolving intelligence to protect against unknown threats,” Maniar said.

Maniar echoed the sentiments of many healthcare security experts when he pointed out that today’s threats can easily bypass traditional perimeter security defenses, enter the trusted network and move about undetected. That means healthcare security professionals can no longer view internal networks as trusted and external networks as untrusted. 

“All network traffic must be viewed as untrusted,” Maniar said.

Juniper will be in Booth 989. 

HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.


This article is part of our ongoing coverage of HIMSS17. Visit Destination HIMSS17 for previews, reporting live from the show floor and after the conference.


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