I’d wager that IT departments in nearly every organization out there are looking for ways to get ahead of the latest cybersecurity threats to prevent a breach before it happens. Data is now one of the hottest commodities, and every day we generate more and more of it. Data drives business and defines our personal lives — and cybercriminals are working overtime to find new ways to get their hands on it.
And they can be sneaky! Statistics show that the average data breach goes undiscovered for 196 days, costing the victimized organization upwards of $7.6 million — and that doesn’t include the cost of reputational or brand damage. The WannaCry ransomware attack of 2017 cost the UK’s National Health Service more than $110,000 million.
IT teams in healthcare organizations are particularly challenged. The healthcare industry is one of the most frequently targeted by cycbercriminals because of the enormous amount of personal and financial data they store on their servers and networks. The wide range of tablets, smartphones and internet-of-things (IoT) devices that doctors, nurses, technicians and healthcare administrators use to perform their jobs are the most common entry points for cyberattackers. As an IT professional working in healthcare, you’ve also got to ensure that your organization meets all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. That’s why you need strong and layered endpoint security.
However, protecting all those endpoint devices used throughout your healthcare organization manually would be a complex, expensive and time-consuming task. Replacing your manual processes, nonintegrated point solutions or overly complex software suite with a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution will enable you to keep tabs on your entire endpoint universe from a single console and will give you the tools you need to keep every corner of that universe protected. Plus, your IT team will have more time to innovate.
The Quest UEM solution, including the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) and the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA), offers a proactive, unified approach to endpoint security and management within healthcare organizations. With KACE, you can easily provision, manage, secure and service all your network-connected devices. KACE brings all your Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, smartphones, tablets, internet-of-things (IoT) technologies and other endpoints under one secure management roof. You can automate and enforce policy-based management, meet software license and security regulation mandates, keep systems updated and patched, reimage endpoints and lock down USB ports to prevent data loss — all of which goes a long way in preventing a cyberattack.
In healthcare, a cyberattack can mean life or death if systems shut down. Gain peace of mind with KACE, knowing that your endpoints are secure and patient care can continue uninterrupted around the clock.