The healthcare industry faces an ever-increasing need to ensure data security, especially with the vendors and third parties they entrust with their technology services.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2017
Infotecs Americas Achieves Major Milestone of HIPAA Compliance
Infotecs Americas, a leading international security solutions provider, today announced that the company has achieved compliance with the requirements of the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. With this compliance, Infotecs addresses regulations and security needs of enterprises that handle electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
The number of U.S. healthcare data breaches almost doubled in 2016, according to a Protenus report, with more than 27.3 million patient records compromised. The stakes are high for protecting this sensitive information. “Infotecs is prepared to answer this call,” said Brian Hart, Head of Sales for Infotecs Americas. “The healthcare industry faces an ever-increasing need to ensure data security, especially with the vendors and third parties they trust to ensure that they are using secure technology services. This led us to achieve HIPAA compliance so we could ensure that our current and future clients have confidence in Infotecs as their provider of security solutions. We are already working with a number of partners and end-customers in the healthcare industry and are committed to helping them remain compliant and to keep patients’ ePHI secure.”
The Infotecs Americas HIPAA compliant environment goes well beyond mere technical controls. “It invokes a series of safeguards and policies from data encryption to physical work environments to procedures for disclosure and risk analysis,” said James Quinn, Privacy Officer at Infotecs Americas. “By implementing these measures, we continue to allow customers to align their use of our solutions with their specific security, legal, and regulatory requirements.” All with one common thread: keeping protected health information (PHI) secure.
A leading international security solutions provider and pioneer of software-based VPN solutions since 1991, Infotecs developed its peer-to-peer ViPNet technology to deliver greater security, flexibility, and throughput than other solutions on the market. The Infotecs ViPNet Security and Threat Intelligence platform provides complete multi-layer security in one cost-effective solution. ViPNet is the only solution that supports true endpoint-to-endpoint security and delivers robust security which is scalable, flexible, easy to deploy, manage and maintain. ViPNet solutions seamlessly integrate into existing networks enabling customers to achieve the right balance of high security with low complexity and low risk. More than 1,000,000 clients, offices, and servers have been securely connected with ViPNet solutions, backed up by an unparalleled world-class support, development, and technical team as well as a strong network of partners. For additional information on the company please visit: http://www.infotecs.us.
Infotecs Americas Inc.
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New York, NY 10005
Phone: +1(646) 274-1494