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Technology-Savvy Hospital Outsmarts Cybercriminals With Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:03:19 AM

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Intelligent Threat Prevention and Cloud-Based Malware Analysis Stop Malicious Attacks From Compromising Medical Devices and Critical Patient Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced that Fisher-Titus Medical Center, a non-profit community hospital serving North Central Ohio, has selected the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to assist in preventing malicious applications from gaining unauthorized control of critical medical devices, and to block cyberthreats from disrupting network services impacting vital patient care.

As a technology-savvy medical center, committed to offering its patients the most advanced technology and medical treatment possible, Fisher-Titus is keenly aware of the need for rock-solid network security. Aging medical devices built on legacy technology are not designed to protect against modern cyberthreats, leaving them vulnerable to cybercriminals.

Fisher-Titus replaced its traditional security products with the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform - comprised of the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall, threat intelligence cloud, and Traps advanced endpoint protection - to help prevent cyberthreats from breaching its network and potentially compromising medical systems or patient care.

With the WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis, a component of the platform, Fisher-Titus now has assurance that zero-day attacks, which can easily slip through traditional signature-based security methods, are automatically prevented from infiltrating the medical center's network.


"We receive hundreds of malicious documents and zero-day threats every day. WildFire inspects each of them, determines what they're trying to execute, and protects our network from every threat within moments. It's truly one of the most valuable benefits of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform." — Dylan Border, project engineer, Fisher-Titus Medical Center

App-ID™ and User-ID™ capabilities provide the team with the ability to manage what applications and systems individual users are permitted to access based on their role, and gives the medical center's security team a granular view of both known and unknown traffic. Network performance has improved with the Palo Alto Networks platform, eliminating slow-downs that previously disrupted productivity.

Moreover, by consolidating point products into a single, natively integrated and automated platform, Fisher-Titus has avoided thousands of dollars in capital expenditures.

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