Healthcare Practice Trusts Symantec Cloud-Managed Solutions to Protect Sensitive Information

Healthcare Practice Trusts Symantec Cloud-Managed Solutions to Protect 
Sensitive Information 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 --   Symantec Corp.
(NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that The Cardiac and Vascular
Institute (TCAVI) is entrusting the protection of their sensitive
information to Symantec, utilizing Symantec Endpoint Protection Small
Business Edition 2013 and Symantec Backup Exec.cloud. Because the
healthcare practice has multiple locations, and employees are using a
variety of remote endpoints, it was important to implement a flexible
security and backup solution that could be administered from a
central location. 
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"When our company was formed from the merger of two healthcare
practices, we found ourselves dealing with four or five different
antivirus solutions," said Josh Cook, IT director for The Cardiac and
Vascular Institute. "We had been using Symantec Backup Exec.cloud,
and we knew how simple and effective it was at helping us maintain
high availability of our information. Symantec's cloud-managed
endpoint protection solution integrates into the same management
interface, is within our budget, and it is a great fit for us." 
Because of strict regulations in the healthcare industry regarding
patient records and other sensitive data, TCAVI required a security
solution that would keep them compliant without hindering their
ability to deliver the information employees need, when they need it.
"We have doctors who attend conferences all over the world, and we
have to make sure that information access on outside networks can't
endanger confidential records," noted Cook. "With Symantec, our
patient information is safe and our employees have the freedom to be
productive." 
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 enables
businesses to protect desktops, laptops and servers with a
cloud-managed service. Updates happen seamlessly and automatically
even when devices are not connected to the company network. This is
especially helpful for home-based transcriptionists, enabling TCAVI
to maintain up-to-date protection for their employees' own machines.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 delivers
antivirus, antispyware, firewall and host intrusion prevention
technologies to secure endpoints at every level. Administrators can
perform updates from the central interface in real time, and compile
comprehensive reports on security activities.  
TCAVI's recent upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business
Edition 2013 introduces an additional benefit -- the ability to
prevent file transfers to USB flash drives. This improves their
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
compliance posture and further reduces the risk of confidential
information exposure. 
"Small businesses have never been targeted with attacks like they are
now. Today's SMBs are four times more at risk of malware attacks than
larger companies, making security more important than ever," said
Grant McDonald, senior product marketing manager, Symantec Corp.
"Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 uses a
single subscription to address today's diverse endpoint environments
by allowing customers to choose between a cloud-based, web-managed
service or a locally-managed deployment that allows them to move to
the cloud when they are ready -- at no additional cost. Supported by
our global threat intelligence and multiple threat defense
technologies, users and administrators can gain peace of mind that
their confidential information is protected -- wherever their users
are located." 
Symantec Backup Exec.cloud handles TCAVI's day-to-day backups, and is
also the foundation for its disaster recovery strategy. Backup
Exec.cloud protects critical data by automatically streaming it,
encrypted, to Symantec's secure, off-site data centers. In the event
of a disaster, TCAVI can restore their files to any
Internet-connected location. Considering the importance of data --
both patient and business records -- the ability to have data offsite
yet accessible is invaluable to TCAVI. 
Related 


 
--  Blog Post: A Healthier Business Begins with Endpoint Protection
--  Symantec Small and Medium Business Solutions
--  Solution Page: Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition
    2013
--  Solution Page: Symantec Backup Exec.cloud
--  2013 Performance Benchmark Testing: Symantec Endpoint Protection Small
    Business Edition 2013
--  Symantec's Confident SMB blog

  
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