With so many different types of devices, HDOs struggle to keep them properly segmented for maximum security. Ensuring accurate device segmentation and communication monitoring is essential, but difficult for these reasons:
It can be hard to enforce segmentation policy for fear of disrupting devices that support patient care
It can be difficult to accurately know what each connected device is and how they should communicate.
It can be challenging to manage alerts about device network behavior without accurate device details and a baseline of allowed behavior.
With an accurate device profile, network segmentation becomes a powerful tool. Applying the right policy to the proper device improves the overall security posture of the HDO.
Managing to keep devices online and secure is a tricky balance. By simulating the impact of segmentation policies, HDOs can confidently achieve both security and uptime goals.
Defense in depth relies on multiple tools, so interoperating with the best-of-breed is necessary for HDOs. Accurate device profiles improve security enforcement at all levels of integration. Bi-directional integrations ensure this value is realized.