Dekart Delivers Affordable, Easy-to-Deploy Data Protection Tools to Help Small Healthcare Providers Meet HIPAA Standards

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Small healthcare providers with limited technology staff and budgets are turning to innovative, affordable solutions from Dekart to comply with new federal rules for ensuring the privacy of patient health information, enacted in April 2006 under HIPAA. Dekart (http://www.dekart.com), a developer of trusted IT security software, offers a suite of powerful yet simple-to-use data encryption and user authentication products to help healthcare providers safely store and transport patient records and control access to protected health information.

Tailored to meet the specific security requirements of health care companies, Dekart products offer a fast and efficient way to protect sensitive data without long deployment procedures or personnel training. Dekart offers the only solution on the market today that combines the industry’s best-of-breed NIST-certified encryption, innovative data protection methods, and two- and three-factor authentication technologies into a low-cost and easy-to-deploy solution. Products are intuitive to use, and are backed by Dekart’s exceptional, personalized customer service.

Dekart authentication solutions support multiple authentication methods such as smart cards and biometric devices. In addition, Dekart products work on any data storage device, from network drives and local disks to removable media such as CDs, flash memory sticks, handheld PDAs, and even digital cameras, ensuring the mobility of encrypted data that healthcare professionals require. Authorized users can work with the protected data on any computer without installing additional software, so caregivers can easily move between practice locations.

Dekart Private Disk is a powerful and flexible data protection program that applies state-of-the-art technology to encrypt sensitive information using Dekart's NIST-certified implementation of AES 256-bit – the strongest encryption algorithm available today. Sensitive data are encrypted automatically when written to the disk, and decrypted when requested by authorized users. Private Disk lets users encrypt as little or as much data as necessary, creating individual files on one or more virtual drives that are invisible to unauthorized users. Multiple private disks can be created on a single machine with different access permissions, while the disk can save and automatically restore network shares.

Patient records are not only encrypted, but are protected with Dekart's innovative Disk Firewall mechanism – a unique technology that creates a white-list of “trusted” applications allowed to access the encrypted disk. Disk Firewall shields files from Trojans, viruses and other malware even when antivirus or anti-spyware programs fail to protect the system.

Private Disk natively supports Windows 9x/2000/XP/2003, so there’s no need for system modifications. Encryption policies are accurately and consistently applied, making it easy for healthcare companies to efficiently secure patient records while lowering costs and streamlining business processes.

Dekart Logon enables organizations to solve the challenge of authenticating computer users. Employees can securely access their data, protect computers left unattended, and ensure the security of a network, all through a single USB disk or smart card. Dekart Logon relies on sophisticated cryptographic algorithms certified by NIST, behind a simple user interface that makes authentication an easy and painless process.

Dekart Logon provides an extremely cost-effective two-factor authentication solution for Microsoft Windows 9x/2000/XP/2003, delivering unmatched integration with Windows Active Directory and Novell Client. Using Dekart Logon, healthcare organizations can reduce the risk of internal fraud and comply with industry and regulatory mandates.

Dekart Logon for Citrix ICA Client is an authentication solution that lets doctors securely and conveniently access Citrix Presentation Servers without the need to memorize complicated secure passwords. Using smart cards, USB disks and biometrics to access patient information, doctors no longer risk forgetting passwords nor spend their valuable time trying to manually enter long complicated pass phrases. Doctors get fast, convenient and secure access to patient information from their clinics and home offices by just plugging the smart card or USB disk into the computer.

Key advantages of Dekart software solutions:

§    Easy deployment – All software is easily deployed across institutions of all sizes, requiring minimal changes in existing infrastructure and negligible configuration time.

§    Cost-efficient approach – The low cost of implementation and maintenance, combined with flexibility and advanced security, make it easy to provide a secure computing environment while meeting regulatory compliance.

§    Fast learning curve – No need to retrain personnel, since programs seamlessly integrate into any system and are incredibly intuitive and easy to use.

§    Strong encryption – Dekart solutions employ powerful, best of breed NIST-tested and certified AES 256-bit encryption.

§    Multiple authentication methods and devices – Usable with USB flash disks, iPods, memory sticks and PDAs to highly secure solutions such as tokens, smart cards, and biometric scanners.

§    Compatibility with legacy systems – Products work easily with older operating systems such as Windows 9x/ME.

§    Customer support – Customers praise Dekart’s quick, effective, and friendly customer support.

Healthcare institutions are now eligible for a special discounted plan of up to 50% on each software license.

About Dekart

Dekart develops trusted IT security solutions that address today’s endpoint security challenges. Founded in 1995, Dekart now serves several thousands of businesses and enterprises around the world. Dekart’s solutions help clients comply with electronic data regulations such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley by eliminating data and identity theft and providing proper user authentication within the enterprise. These solutions include hard disk encryption and file encryption, and smart card and biometric authentication for multiple platforms. Dekart also delivers SIM and smart card management solutions, and manufactures the world's smallest USB plug-in smart card reader, compatible with all types of smart cards available on the market today. The company is headquartered in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, a city with a long history of technology development expertise.

For more information, please contact:

Irina Oltu, Dekart Communications Director

Telephone: (+373) 22 245580

http://www.dekart.com

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