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Palo Alto Networks to protect healthcare devices with Medical IoT Security

Palo Alto Networks to protect healthcare devices with Medical IoT Security

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Palo Alto Networks has announced Medical IoT Security – one of the most comprehensive Zero Trust security solutions for medical devices – enabling healthcare organisations to deploy and manage new connected technologies quickly and securely. Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organisation by eliminating implicit trust by continuously verifying every user and device.

“The proliferation of connected medical devices in the healthcare industry brings a wealth of benefits, but these devices are often not well secured. For example, according to Unit 42, an alarming 75% of smart infusion pumps examined on the networks of hospitals and healthcare organisations had known security gaps,” said Anand Oswal, Senior Vice President of Products, Network Security at Palo Alto Networks. “This makes security devices an attractive target for cyberattackers, potentially exposing patient data and ultimately putting patients at risk.”

While a Zero Trust approach is critical to help protect medical devices against today’s innovative cyberthreats, it can be hard to implement in practice. Through automated device discovery, contextual segmentation, least privilege policy recommendations and one-click enforcement of policies, Palo Alto Networks Medical IoT Security delivers a Zero Trust approach in a seamless, simplified manner. Medical IoT Security also provides best-in-class threat protection through seamless integration with Palo Alto Networks’ cloud-delivered security services, such as Advanced Threat Prevention and Advanced URL Filtering.

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