University Health Care System Selects Lumension As Its Cure To Prevent Data Loss

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Lumension Device Control Helps UHCS Centrally Manage and Protect more than 2,500 Workstations and Enforce Policy to Safeguard Electronic Protected Health Information

Endpoint - Data Protection - Compliance

We decided to go with Lumension® Device Control since it met all of our endpoint security requirements and did so much better than the others we tested.

As one of the largest healthcare providers in Georgia, University Health Care System (UHCS) has a deep commitment to the health of the community it serves. Through its long tradition of caring, UHCS has set the highest standards for quality among comprehensive healthcare networks. George Ward, information security and computer operations manager for the past five years, has seen the threat landscape change as hackers’ strategies and attacks have become more sophisticated and as the industry has embraced a mobile workforce. This combination has made information security — especially within the healthcare industry — harder to track and manage, opening the door to a wider range of IT risk.

“Being in the healthcare industry, our organization is widely exposed to insider threats and outside vulnerabilities – to combat this, we reviewed multiple solutions from many different companies for our endpoint needs,” said George Ward, information security and computer operations of UHCS. “We decided to go with Lumension® Device Control since it met all of our endpoint security requirements and did so much better than the others we tested.”

Since implementing Lumension Device Control in early 2009, UHCS is able to automatically and more efficiently protect its 3,000 employees and more than 2,500 workstations. To date, the solution has successfully enforced their data protection policy, blocking 354 unauthorized users and more than 20,000 unauthorized access attempts. Ward’s IT staff now has the ability to enforce encryption and add devices by type or serial number.

“As a result of working with Lumension, we have been able to decrease administrative costs, reducing the database footprint and increasing database query and maintenance speed,” explained George Ward, information security and computer operations of UHCS. “We are able to now continuously monitor the effectiveness of device and data usage policies in real time as well as identify potential security threats. The customized reports on all device and data activity have enabled us to better organize and maintain our security goals while remaining business-focused.”

The need for device management continues to grow as more and more workers use mobile devices to access enterprise data and with hundreds of workstations that are subject to an infinite amount of devices being transferred both inside and outside the organization. With Lumension Device Control in place, Ward is very confident that UHCS customers’ personal data will remain secure.

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Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.

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